The New Zealand Fleet

We are currently compiling a detailed history of the New Zealand fleet and would welcome any details, anecdotes or photographs you may have.  Please contact the NZIDA Secretary, Jude Hooson (see Contact section of our website for details).

NZL 1   Barco del Oro
Borresson design. 
Last known owner :  John Wright based in Kerikeri.

This press article appeared in the Australian press in 1969. Don Brown in Barco del Oro leads Brownlow Eve from Bermuda and a bunch of Australian boats in one of the Prince Philip Cup heats.


NZL 2   Komutu
Kauri construction built by Brin Wilson in 1964.
Current owner:  Martin Howson, Warkworth.

This article appeared in Seaspray magazine in 1968.

Martin Howson is currently restoring Komutu.

 

NZL 3  Aotearoa
Kauri construction built by Brin Wilson in 1965.
Current owners :  Tim & Jude Hooson, Auckland.

 

NZL 4   Pieces of Eight
Kauri construction built by Brin Wilson in 1964.
Current owner:  Stephen Smith, Whangarei.

 

 

NZL 5  Amanda

Kauri construction built by Brin Wilson in 1966.
Major refurbishment undertaken in 2009 by Jon Jones, Whangarei for an offshore owner.

 

NZL 6  Samurai
Kauri construction built by Jack Grant (foreman at Brin Wilson and assisted by Ron Holland) in 1968/1969.
Current owner:  Trevor Morrison, Napier.

 

 

NZL 7  Wild Rose
Fibreglass construction built by Allen Smith in 1991. 
Current owner:  Tim Smith, Melbourne.

 

NZL 8  Leander VI
Mahogany construction - carvel planking with teak over plywood deck. Built by Bill Barnett 1965. Australia.
Current owner: John Darby, Auckland.

 

NZL 9  Matuku 
Fibreglass construction built by Allen Smith in 1992.
Current owner:  Stephen Toynton,  Napier

 

NZL10  Kylara
Timber construction built in 1965 by Pilkington.
Current owner:  Martin Howson, Warkworth.

 

NZL 11  Kotuku (Formerly USA 304 Yankee Doodle Dandee)
Fibreglass construction built in 2000 by Petticrow, UK.
Current owner:  Scott Palmer, Auckland.

 

NZL 12  Windfall
Timber construction built by Jarman, Australia in 1964.
Current owner:  Tony Fish, Tauranga.

 

NZL 14  Russo Orient Express

Fibreglass construction built in 1996 by Petticrow, UK.
Current owner:  Nicholas Kleiman.

Russo Orient Express returned to Europe to compete in the 75th Anniversary Regatta and then was shipped to Vladivostok, Russia.

 

 

 

NZL 15  Puff
Mahogany construction built by Lagoon Royal Shipyard in the Ukraine 2009. Owned by Current owner:  Philip Hart, Auckland.