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Tiki 46 or similar wanted to lease

Started May 19, 2013

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"Hi Eivind, I had wanted to do exactly the same project and had contacted Andy in the Philippines about getting the first one as a kitset! Best connect with me on email chris@oceanswatch.org or…"
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I am:
I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Looking at ordering an Islander 65 from Andy Smith
Country, City, and State?
New Zealand
About me or us?
I run http://www.oceanswatch.org
Looking to?
Use an Islander 65 as a project lead boat for our Pacific Expeditions

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Wharram wanted to loan

Hi, I run www.oceanswatch.org We do marine conservation and sustainable developement work with communities mainly in the SW Pacific. We have a mono and a Tiki 38 on loan to us to run our expeditions. In 2013 we are seeking another yacht to expand our work and would ideally like a Tiki 38 or larger Wharram. Loaning a boat to us might suit someone wanting to sell a Wharram who would like to wait awhile until the market picks up and does not want the…


Posted on December 15, 2012 at 1:45pm — 6 Comments

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At 6:44pm on April 8, 2010, Geminidawn said…
Hey Chris,
Fancy meeting you here, small world, How is your Islander project getting along?
Kind regards,

At 2:06pm on April 11, 2010, Chris Bone said…
Hi Mark, good to hear from you. Not really had the time for fundraising and anyway we have just been gifted use of a nice Hanse 54. Still very keen to get an Islander as I am certain they would do a great job. Is your boat finished and sailing?
At 2:25pm on April 11, 2010, Geminidawn said…
No where near it! The Pahi was shelved for a long time while we tried to get the house sorted out but it's back on track now. Upon completion we were thinking on re-locating to New Zealand for six months of the year at least Boat building and repair during the Irish winters has become an absolute Joke
At 3:21pm on April 11, 2010, Chris Bone said…
Sounds like a good plan. There is plenty of work during the NZ summer from all the overseas boats. A good boatbuilder working from a van (I.e. low overheads) can compete well in Whangarei. Feel free to talk to me about this, I have had a lot to do with the marine industry here.
At 5:30pm on April 11, 2010, Geminidawn said…
Sounds great! Van? I'll be working off of the back of my boat. By that time I should have finished my exams at Lloyd's Maritime Academy so I'll have a Surveyors Certificate too. Could do new builds, repairs and surveys, maybe a bit of chartering.

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