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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:Yum Yum
Builder:John Waymouth Jr
Designer:John Waymouth Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1892
Beam:9, 3
Rig:Lug sloop
Class:2 1/2 rater
Owners:Ewen and Sue Chambers-Ross (Wellington, 2001-20??); Russell and Edwina Rimmington, Laurence Giles and Neil Beken (Auckland, 1992-2001)

Was compared at the time of launching to the designs of Herreshoff. Later converted to gaff cutter. Had full restoration during the 1990s.