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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:Maranui
Builder:G. Coleman; F. Coleman; J. Scarrott
Designer:Archie Scott
Place built:Lyall Bay, Wellington
Year built:1936
Construction:NZ Kauri on Southland beech
Rig:Bermuda sloop
Owners:Coleman and Scarrott (Wellington,1935- 1948-??)
Notes:Draft 4,10, 1 1/2 tons lead ballast on keel. . Adaption of an English 18-footer. Built with a raised deck. Designed to be a cruiser, proved very successful in B class racing.
View Lines as reproduced in the Evans Bay Yachtsman, October 1935

Photo source:The Rip