Bastion

Of the photo journalists who specialize in marine work Ivor Wilkins tops the list. Certainly some of his images caught during any of the last five Americas Cup campaigns have been inspirational. You can view examples at www.offshoreimages.com

For those with an interest in classic yachts Ivor has written “Classics” an account of the resurgence of interest in the preservation of New Zealand’s yachting heritage. A book I would recommend to anyone with an appreciation of wood, brass, varnish, shearlines, nice tucks and lovely buttocks! All displayed by 100 year old darlings - with their stories told.

When the opportunity came for us to arrange for a photographic record – interior and exterior - of “Bastion” Ivor rang for a helicopter and we picked a great afternoon on the Hauraki Gulf.

A yacht is a very personal object. We appreciate “Bastions” owner allowing this record to be taken.

Bastion is fully loaded at 72 ton and running at her cruise speed; 9.5 knots, the slide show can tell the rest……

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 October 2013 02:13)

 

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Greg Klease
#1 Greg Klease 2013-10-06 21:32
To Pete And The Watson Team and Simon the Proud Owner of Bastion, thank you for allowing us to visit Bastion in February 2012, Looking at Bastion is like visiting The Grand Canyon, once you look at it, you have to keep going back, as you just can't get enough of Bastion, the Full Displacement Hull and the overall finish of Bastion is world class, it is a Truly Beautiful boat in the flesh......Happ y Regards Greg Klease, Laurie Purcell, Ian Field.
We will be visiting NZ and I believe Bastion is in Auckland, we will be visiting your area Pete so we will call in and say hello....
 

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