What boat is that?

posted Jul 9, 2017, 9:32 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 9:33 PM ]
For those who are wondering about the vintage yacht on the Franklin Marine mooring upstream of the Wooden Boat Centre wharf, she is Aotea.  And she certainly is vintage: a William Fife design built around 1907.  For many years she was Noel Doepel's boat, but she was recently purchased by LBT member Annie Venables, who has done quite a lot of work on her.  Still goes ok: Annie recently skippered her to victory in the classic boat race at Port Esperance Regatta.

  Pic from Franklinmarineau (Franklin Marine)