Yachts / Posted 4 months ago
We purchased the 1895 Bailey yacht Mabel from Wellington last year as a floating boat. She was however in the close stages of being dismantled for her parts etc.We transported her to Auckland and have since weather proofed her with a new plywood deck overlay and tidied up generally. She is now the oldest bailey yacht in Auckland to my knowledge.We would like to pass her on to somebody who can take her to her next stage. Whether that is a full restoration or as we do with our other boats “keep them alive”.
She has a 2gm yanmar diesel fitted. She is not gaff rigged but her wooden mast and boom and rigging is fitted. Only one head sail is there but a gaff main is on board too. There is no interior except for 2 berths.
Hull is in very good condition. She is on hardstand at Half Moon Bay. We are open to genuine and realistic offers for a true piece of Auckland history. She has not been in the Waitemata Harbour for over 100 years. I can forward photos.