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Mako to be sold during August by Marine Auctions

by Marine Auctions 14 Jul 2019 15:00 PDT 9-15 August 2019
1942 72ft launch Mako for sale by auction © Marine Auctions

The auction for 'Mako' a 1942 72FT TIMBER MOTOR LAUNCH (EX RNZN) commences Friday 9th August 2019 and will end on Thursday 15th August at 2pm AEST.

Mako was built by Madden & Lewis, in California in 1942 under USN supervision, and was the first of 16 Harbour Defence Motor Launches, and was delivered to the RNZN and served in that function during WW2. In 1948 she was reclassified as a Seaward Defence Motor Launch, and then served as a Coastal Fishing Protection vessel for the next 28 years.

Over the years Mako was used for many other tasks, including Whale Survey in 1962. In 1976 she was decommissioned and sold by the NZ Government.

  • LOA 72ft
  • BEAM 18ft
  • DRAFT 5'9"
  • Powered by Twin 240HP Detroit 671 Diesel Engines
  • Engine Hours Read; Port 2,415, Stb 2,373
  • 2 x 1250 Ltr Fuel Tanks
  • Lombardini 8500 Marine Diesel GenSet
  • Seiwa C-Map, Auto Pilot
  • Large Galley and Saloon Area
  • Large Freezer and Refrigeration
  • Hull Double Diagonal with Horizon Outer Skin
  • 2 Steering Stations
  • Hydraulic Anchor Winch

See full details and those of other craft soon to be auctioned at www.marineauctions.com.au/forthcoming-auctions

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