Kiriwina – hull no 37

Launched 1976 or 1977 (construction contract was between
April 76 and April 77)
Owner John Craven
Purchased About 1991

Colour White/Royal Blue (listed by Swarbricks’
as the original colour)
Berthed Napier, New Zealand
Sail Number  
New Zealand Registration  
State Registration  
Call Sign  
Builder Swarbrick Bros
Hull Number 37
Fit Out  
Previous Owners Original owner R.L. Ewens of WA, Rod Tweddle
listed as owner in 1978
Previous Names Nil

The Yacht’s Story

Kiriwina has moorings in Napier NZ and has belonged to John Craven for about 14 years (2005).
It is believed to have been sailed to N.Z. in 1984

Does anybody know why was the name Kiriwina was chosen and is it after the island Kiriwina?

Note: There is another S&S 34 up north some where that had coach roof damage when coming to New Plymouth for the solo race back to Mooloolaba. I was told the larger windows that had been fitted contributed to the weakening of the damaged area.

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