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Vessel Name:Vagabond
Builder:Joe Jukes
Place built:Balaena Bay, Wellington
Year built:1925
Beam:9, 6
Rig:Ketch-rigged motor sailer
Owners:Holmes family (Wellington/Waikawa, 1926- current); Arthur Holmes (1926-??)
Notes:Launched January 1926. Fitted with 10-14hp Ailsa-Craig, which had a new type of reducing gear allowing the propeller to turn at half the rate of the motor. This was intended to steady the vibrations of the motor. A sister ship (Nereides) was built 1926 for C. Mitchell of Wellington. Powered by Ailsa-Craig 35hp with reduction gear.

Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893