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Tiromoana Classic Launch

$ 95 000 NZD  

11.50 m | 1937 This classic Couldrey Bridgedecker NZ launch is a beautiful boat steeped in history and comes with a 12 metre berth.



Launches up to 12m


Designed and built by A (Bill) Couldrey in 1937, she saw service with the RNZ Navy & Police during WW2 as a harbour patrol vessel.

“Beautiful beautiful ship. Every line is just right - look at that sheer and the line of the cabin tops. Even that turtle deck on the “bikini deck” between the wheelhouse and aft dodger: raised to give the headroom but not at the expense of spoiling the line. The detailing of the windows - the work of one of the real masters. Not many boats look ok from any angle -she does.” Russell Ward

Tiro was one of the very first pleasure craft in NZ to be spray painted. Joe C was a craftsman with a spray gun and began spraying Tiro’s hull every winter. After returning to private ownership in 1943, she has been carefully looked after by her subsequent owners. For more on her history, see: https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/08/15/tiromoana-2/

She was re-engined in 1953 with a Gardner 5LW, Fuel usage averages 5.6l/hr at 7.6 knots.


Fuel 600 litres
Fresh water 400 litres

Inventory includes:

  • Double berth in forward cabin
  • 3 single berths
  • Electric toilet and holding tank
  • Califont hot water
  • Gas stove and oven
  • Electric fridge
  • Pure sine inverter 300 Watts
  • Electric capstan
  • Rode consisting of 50 m x 10 mm chain and anchor, plus spare anchor and warp.
  • Furuno chart plotter (new 2018), plus full inventory of paper charts
  • Auto pilot
  • VHF radio (new 2018)
  • 406 EPIRB & radar transponder
  • Separate house and starter batteries
  • Inflatable dinghy and 2 hp outboard

Includes 12 metre marina berth. Seriously interested parties are invited come and check the vessel out.

Call Matt today on 021 223 7772.


Length: 11.50 m
Beam: 1.2 m
Draft: 1 m
Engine: 1953 Gardner 5LW
Engine speed: 7.6 knots at 5.6 l/p/hour we are told
Designer: Couldrey
Builder: Bill Couldrey
Construction: Double skinned, diagonal Kauri
Launched: 1937


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