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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:Toy
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr
Designer:Charles Bailey Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1877?
Year lost:1915
Owners:Albert Sanford (Auckland 187?-18??)
Notes:Open yacht. Charles Bailey Jr built a counter on Toy during a visit to Wellington. Lost during a gale in Wellington 1915.