Regular intheboatshed.net reader Paul Mullings found this skiff on a beach while strolling by the Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand and was so uplifted by its simple elegance that he decided to send in a clutch of photos.
‘I chanced upon this delightful skiff when out and about today and thought I should share it with you – it certainly lifted my spirits and instilled a modicum of jealousy too!
So here’s the question: assuming that it was built to published drawings, which were the plans this builder used? Answers to the Comment link below please!
Also on the subject of doings in New Zealand, weblogger Andy White has written to say that Devonport Yacht Club is holding an exhibition of the work of North Shore designers from the 4th to the 11th October as part of a heritage festival for Auckland. Read more here at Andy’s weblog and also here.
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3 thoughts on “A skiff on a lonely New Zealand beach”
This looks most certainly like a Pete Culler. Hard to miss (I think!). And it looks like his "good little skiff" design.
Thanks for your suggestion Clint, I went looking for pictures of Pete Cullers "good little skiff"designs and I agree they are similar. However all the examples I found were of multi planked construction and didn't seem to have quite the same flair to the sides
Just found this design which seems to look pretty much like the skiff I photographed http://www.cmdboats.com/sailingskiff15.htm?cart_i…