40ft Classic Keeler 'Waiomo'

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Waiomo is a 40ft, Classic Keeler designed by Arch Logan and built for Arnold (Bill) Couldrey at Sulphur Beach, Northcote, Auckland, in 1935.

She had an extensive refit around 2000 with her hull being given further Kauri skin and glassed over. Because of this refit, she is structurally in very good
condition. Waiomo is constructed in the typical Logan method of 3 diagonal skins of kauri. She has recently come off the hard after having her top and bottom side repainted, including varnish.


40ft, Beam 2.51, Draft 1.6, Sleeps 5 (double birth X1, single birth X4) 16HP 2 cylinder diesel Shibaura engine X1 near new fully battened mainsail, X2 headsails, Copper fuel tank, Copper water tank Toilet – no holding tank, VHF radio Depth sounder – not fitted X2 12V batteries, Icebox, Kerosine stove, Panasonic stereo.

Waiomo has a good condition, fully battened mainsail and is a lovely, easy boat to sail. True to her class, she is great for cruising with the family or racing with a crew onboard. At just 40ft (27ft waterline), she is easy and economical to maintain.

She was launched as an A class in 1935 and converted to a K class in 1956. From the outset, she was a very successful racing yacht taking line and handicap honours in the 1935 Auckland to Tauranga in her first season. Her latest win was the first Wooden Boat in the Russell Tall Ships Race (2015), although recent years have predominantly seen her used as a cruiser.

Waiomo is currently on a swing mooring off Opua in the Bay of Islands. The mooring can be made available to the purchaser for lease (the mooring is not for sale, sorry).

Please txt or call with your interest. We are happy to answer questions and set up viewings.

  • Listing ID: 164706
  • Type: used
Contact details

Opua, Bay of IslandsBay of Islands and Northland,North Island 027 362 8115 Megan@addressltd.co.nz

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