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Classic Yacht NGATIRA


“NGATIRA”. A fine example of a Charles Bailey Jnr racing yacht from the Golden Age of Gaff Riggers.

Charles Bailey Jnr Classic Gaff Rigged Cutter
Charles Bailey Jnr
Triple skin kauri
LOA (m) approx.:
14.9m (49 ft)
Beam (m) approx.:
2.6m (8.5 ft)
Draft (m) approx.:
1.8m (5.9 ft.)
Sandspit, Warkworth


The LWL 40’ gaff cutter “NGATIRA” was built in 1904, and is the finest example of a Charles Bailey Jnr racing boat of this era and is of historic significance.  She has recently undergone an extensive restoration/rebuild back to its original configuration: gaff, staysail, jib and topsail, and is currently having her engine reconditioned and reinstalled. She is not only pleasing to the eye, she is also fast and fun to race and has had good success racing in Classic Yacht Assoc regattas. She was a Logan beater when first launched to race against Kotiri and still beats a few Logans today. Can be raced easily with a small crew of 3 or 5, and cruised with only two. Basic but comfortable inside as it was in the day, sleeps up to four. She is in good condition and has a good pedigree with a well documented history.

Phone Auckland office, Janis Marler  021 658 668 or Blair Harkness  021 245 8809.

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