Previous names

  • Kiwi
Certificate no 2138
Status Archived


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Alicante
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Whites of Itchen, Southampton
Built in 1914
Hull material Wood
Rig Schooner
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 2
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
11.80 feet (3.60 m)
4.50 feet (1.37 m)
Length: Overall
57.30 feet (17.48 m)
Length: Overall
57.30 feet (17.48 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1914 by Whites of Southampton, NORTHERN KIWI is a gentleman's motor yacht of timber carvel construction, with a diesel engine by Gardner, model 6LX. After launching in 1914 she was requisitioned for the war effort and subsequently used by successive owners until World War II when she was again used for war service and the Admiralty completely changed her superstructure. Post-war brought more changes in ownership until she was left to rot in Northwich. She was then taken to Liverpool to be restored but fell into poor condition again until she was found and bought by her present owner in 1991. After extensive work on her hull, all deckhouses are yet to be built and further fitting out is to be done.

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