Kindred Spirit

History

Built in 1976 by Alan Orams in Whangarei, Kindred Spirit features an L. Francis Herreshoff design, a cutter rigged sloop and a full keel, which gives the boat less draft and a wider beam.

  • Length on deck: 47ft (14.3m)
  • Length on waterline: 38’6ft (11.7m)
  • Beam: 12’6ft (3.8m)
  • Draught (lightship)5’8 ft (1.76m)
  • Max speed under engine: 7 knts
  • Max speed sailing: 9-10 knts

Originally built for Alan Orams’ friend John Anderson Oldfield, the boat changed hands over time after the next owners lived on it for 10 years with their family, then to a couple who lived on it for 15 years.

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Restoration

In 2019, Dave and Jess came across it in Tauranga and bought it to Taupo. They both fully restored it over seven months including rewiring, replumbing and repainting the boat, having it ready to sail in January 2020.

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