Designed in Whangarei in 1975 by Terry Wells, an American designer living in New Zealand, for Pacific cruising and built at the Orams yard in 1979.
Waimarama is of GRP construction 12-25mm thick, with teak on ply decks and a poop deck. A cutter rigged, clipper bow, pilot house sloop configuration. She is licensed to carry 12 passengers plus crew for day outings and 8 passengers plus skipper, overnight, with sleeping in the aft cabin (2), quarter berth (1), main cabin (2 + 1 ), forward cabin (2) and pilot house for the skipper.
We are equipped with Radar, GPS, VHF, Fridge, Freezer, Hot Water, Microwave, Shower, TV, VHS Video, 240v Inverter, am/fm Radio with CD player, fishing rods and dingy. Safety equipment for fire, harness's and life jackets are all requirements to have on board by our license but protective clothing is not supplied.
The style of the yacht is often described as "pretty" and has a "Herreshoff" look about her with the sweeping shearline and bowsprit. This is the ideal vantage point to view the dolphins so often encountered on our passages.
She was brought up to the NZ Safe Ship Management Requirements during 1998-99 and will once again one day cruise the South Pacific Ocean.
"Waimarama" also satisfies the requirements of the MSA (Maritime Safety Authority) here in New Zealand, and proudly flies their flag.