Kaori Refit 2010
10th December 2010:
Kaori finally left our shores at around 1200 on Thursday 2nd December after an emotional cruise past the Titan shipyard to say goodbye. She is now on her way to Mackay in the Great Barrier Reef to collect her owner to continue his world cruise.
15th November 2010:
37 South has been busy through the early part of the Southern Hemisphere Summer season.
After an extensive 12 months refit, SY Kaori is back in the water, rigs in, and currently undergoing seatrials in the Hauraki Gulf. She is likely to be ready to head offshore for an owner's cruise around 16 November.
13th October 2010:
The 125 foot schooner Kaori is approaching the end of an extensive refit in New Zealand. Built by Palmer Johnson in 1991 and designed by well known C.W. Payne yacht designers, it was formerly known as Mandalay.
The yacht has under gone extensive engineering and paintwork, the project was managed by Phil Tomlinson of 37 South Ltd and was undertaken by the Auckland ship yard, Titan Marine.
The yacht arrived in New Zealand last year after a cruise from the west coast of the USA. After the vessel gets launched next month it will continue on its world cruise. It is privately owned and used extensively by its owner.
The SY Celandine also visited New Zealand over the 2009/2010 summer and whilst here took the opportunity to also take advantage of 37 South and Titan Marine’s expertise and had a short yard period for servicing and paint touch ups.
It was wonderful to see both yachts on the slipway together taking advantage of the marine skills available in New Zealand.
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