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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:Mana
Builder:Colin Wild
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1924
Rig:Bermuda sloop
Owners:White (??, 19??-19??-198-19??); J. E. Cull (Wellington, 1924-19??)
Notes:Draft 4,6. Adapted from a competition prize-winning design in the "English Yachting Monthly". Sailed by Cull to Lyttelton where she stayed in his ownership for some time. Said to have influenced the design of Ngataringa (Carter).
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Photo source:Little Ships 3rd edition