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Search for Classic Vessels

This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Vessel Name:Nanette
Builder:Bailey and Lowe
Designer:Guy Hoggard
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1912
Rig:Gaff yawl
Owners:Maddever family (1982-current); Jack (Ripper) Maddever (Wellington, 1945-1982);Geoff Inns and Jack Maddever (Wellington, 1930-1945); Syndicate (Wellington, 1928-1930); R. Wakelin and F. B. Anyon (Wellington 1926-1928); W. H Evatt and A. Holmes (Wellington, 1912-1925/6)
Notes:William Perry Shorland was a member of the ownership syndicate ca 1928-1930. Geoff Inns was killed in action during WWII
Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893