Does anyone have information about the New Zealand Mullet Boat Esma?


MULLET BOAT.....  ESMA  H4 001

Gillian Williamson, who is based in New Zealand, has been in touch asking for information about her father’s Mullet Boat, Esma

Read about the Mullet Boat class here.

Her dad’s name was Tom Hollows. He owned Esma from late 1950s to early 1960s, and lived in Whangarei, so she was moored at the Whangarei town basin. He sailed others including the Ronaki.

He added the small shelter over the cockpit of Esma, so in the shot she looks a bit different to the way she was in earlier photos.

Also, Gillian would be delighted to know if anyone has a copy of the book Mullet Boats and Quotes by Noel Mitchell that they would be happy to sell, as Esma appears in its pages. Contact me a and I’ll pass any messages on to Gillian.

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Paul Mullings found this nicely restored sweet little New Zealand mullet boat for sale on an auction website. Made from kauri, it dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, has a centreboard and an overhauled Watermota engine with a feathering prop. The auction ends on the 26th, if you’re down there and in the market for something that’s a small but perfectly formed piece of sailing history…

Thanks Paul!