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Search for Classic Vessels

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:Kiatere
Builder:Lidgard Bros.
Designer:Lidgard Bros.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1936
Construction:NZ Kauri carvel
Rig:Gaff sloop
Owners:Harris Bros. (Wellington, 1936-19??)
Notes:Built to order for Wellington clients. After  being sailed in Wellington for a season, moored in Porirua harbour.