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Vessel Name:Oyster
Notes:Adaption of a competition prize-winner George Holmes design as published in the "English Yachtsman" in 1899. Converted to keeler by R. G. Millman ca. 1937. At some stage renamed Ariki. Rebuilt 1957, and renamed Oyster. Returned to gaff rig 1977.

The lines reproduced here were drawn by Ralph Millman when he converted her from a centreboarder to keeler in 1937. Both configurations are drawn. View lines

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LOA:31, 6
Year built:1902
Rig:Gaff yawl cutter
Place built:Auckland
Photo source:Classic Yacht Association of NZ
Owners:Gavin Pascoe and Keryn Lavery (Wellington 2021-);  Mike Roussow (Lyttleton 1999-); Dick Young (1977); Dennis Win (Marlborough 1955- ??); R. G. Millman (Wellington 1937-?); Gilbert Beckett (Wellington ??-??); Gray Young (Wellington, ??-??); Nigel Blair (Wellington, 1924-19??); J. Glasgow (Nelson, 1902-1924) 
Designer:George Holmes (modified)
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr