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KAHURANGI

Year1952 November
International RuleThird Rule others
Current Statussailing, good
Current CountryNZ
DesignerArthur C. Robb
BuilderPercy Vos Ltd. (Auckland)
Length Overall18.90 m.
Waterline12.68 m.
Beam3.78 m.
Draught2.50 m.
Sail Area135 sq.m.
Construction
EnginePerkins 4-236 85 HP
Original OwnerLawrence D. Nathan
Original NameKAHURANGI
Original CountryNZ
Original HomeportAuckland
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule Cruising

1952 - 1962 Lawrence D. Nathan - name Kahurangi - home port: Auckland (New Zealand). The name Kahurangi means "Precious Possession" in the native Maori language. Her construction was never surveyed by Lloyd's, but she was built in the proper scantlings. She never obtained a 12 Metre Measurement Certificate because she was built for ocean racing under the New Zealand modifications of the RORC handicap Rule, so like Foxhound, Bloodhound and Stiarna, she had deck, interior and rig concessions made to meet offshore racing requirements. Between 1961 and 1967 she was the flag ship for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and won nearly every trophy with the Squadron in the first division skippered by Captain Wally Stuhlmann. In 1967 she took part in the Sidney-Hobart race and then participated to quite a lot of ocean races in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji , Tasmania and New Caledonia

1963 - 1966 Lawrence D. Nathan, W.D. Bremner and L. Scott Colville.

1966 Disappeared from the Lloyd's Register.

1966 - 1977 Lawrence D. Nathan?

1978 - 2010 Jonathan Cyril Olsen In 1978, Kahurangi was thrown ashore by a storm in Grand Cayman. She had already been bought by Mr. Olsen, who carried on her restoration. He sailed the boat to the Mediterranean.

2010 Jose Luis (Pepe) de Miguel - home port: ?? He has found and bought Kahurangi in Turkey and he is planning to bring the boat back to New Zealand; at present (2011), she should be in the Azores.


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