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Couta Boat

Name of Boat

Naioth

Owner's Name

Michael Knight 

Boat Location

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St. Kilda 

Registration No.

RFB 1947 

Sail No.

PM 92 

Dimensions

Feet & Inches  Outside of stem to outside of transom

Overall Length

28' 

Maximum Draft

2' 

Maximum Beam

8' 3" 

Centreplate Case Length

5' 2" 

Construction

Planking
Structure
Framing

Carvel Clinker
Open 1/2 Cabin Cabin

Rig

Gaff Lug

Ballast

Weight

1.2 t Approx 

Material

Lead Ingots 

Engine

Make

None 

Horsepower

 

Heritage

Built

1944 

Builder

J. J. Savage 

Designer

Unknown 

History

Built in 1944 by the Cripps family for their son who was fighting in the war at the time and stationed in Naioth a town somewhere between Jerusalem and Egypt. Upon the sons return the boat was given to him to earn his living as a fisherman. Boat found in Port Stephens in 1995 in poor condition and totally rebuilt over 1997.
 

Race Record

Comments

Beautifully restored and authentic double ended net boat.
 

 

 

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