Intrigue II


Easterly Intrigue IISmith 30’ May have been a plug or test hull for the Easterly 30. Her name was changed to March Hare then back to Intrigue II.

Launched 1971
Sail No 279
LOA 9.14m
Beam 3.05m
Draft 1.77m
Register O.N. 394801
Net Register 6.84 Tons
Spars Alloy
Rigging Stainless Steel
Engine Volvo 2002   18 HP     1991
Fuel 55 Lit
Water 91 Lit
Berthed Chaffers Marina Wellington

C Smith   original 1967 ‘Searcher’ plan

D Burch   who later became a partner in Burch & Mason
Boat builders in Whangarei

Glass over 28mm single skin strip planked Heart Kauri
On Canadian Rock Elm Frames
Solid mahogany cabin and cockpit coamings
Moulded plywood cabin top and decks



  • Piet Asplet of Wellington bought her in Mar 2009
  • Kim Price of Tauranga bought her in Nov 1999
  • Mr Hickling of Whitiangabought her in Sept 1994
  • Simon Leigh bought her in June 1991
  • Mr Tom Morris PhD. FRCS of Auckland bought her in Mar 1991
  • Donald Flatt of Aucklandor Kevin Bernell of Whangareiowned her before this
  • It was built for Dr Who, who sailed her solo to Fiji… so I have been told.
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