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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:Wylo
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Designer:Prof. R. J. Scott (Christchurch)
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1911
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
Beam:9, 4
Displacement:6.3 tons
Owners:L. V. Martin (Wellington, 1946-??); Dr. Campbell-Young (Wellington, 1945??); Charlie Neal (Wellington, 1936-1945); Col. Esson (Wellington, 1925, 1926-1936); W. Duncan (Wellington 1920-19??); Cheek (Nelson, (1919-1920); W. J. Birnie (Wellington, 1912-1919)

Designed in 1904. Sail area 500 sq. feet. Fitted with Zealandia inboard at time of construction. W. Duncan was commodore of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club and chairman of the Wellington Yacht and Motor Boat Association.


Sail plan

1946 new sail plan

Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed