New Zealand Boat Added to Association Archives, 2015
This Harrison Butler boat, previously not known to the Association, was built in 1934 in New Zealand. Her first owner was Mr Riley who was killed in action in the Pacific during World War II. The yacht was owned for many years by Wally Brown, a man from Christchurch. It was he who changed her name from Cyclone to Senorita. In the 1951, Senorita was entered for the Wellington to Christchurch race when yachts were sunk and lives lost in a storm.
She's currently up for sale by Paul Parsons, and the sale can include a transfer with her current Diamond Harbour pole mooring. Paul tells me that her hull is kauri 1" planked in good condition, full battened main as new, two jibs, yankee storm sail and spinaker and a 10 hp vetus diesel. A lot of money was spent on this yacht in the late 1990s with much work being done by Lionel Jefcotte, a local boat builder.
In tracking down this boat, I owe a big thank you to David Stamp, owner of Amiri .
Built : 1934 by Millers' Boat Yard in Christchurch, New Zealand
LOA : 24' 0" (inc Bowsprit)
Beam : --
Draught : --
Displacement : --
Senorita Custodians & Home Ports
Paul Parsons (?-2014-2016...) Christchurch
Mr Riley's Nephew
Mr Riley (1934-~1944)
• Senorita For Sale for $7500 AU (February 2016) - Now a Dead link
Page last updated : November 2016