CYC Patrol Boats
CYC has a number of different Patrol and Coach boats that support our sailing events, ensuring the safety of all on the water, and the smooth running of each event.
Launched in 1965, Rapanui was the first dedicated rescue boat at CYC. She was designed by Peter Mander and Brian Wall. Built in Kauri and Mahogany, and powered by a diesel inboard engine, she has easily stood the test of time, and after an extensive cabin rebuild in 2019 is still going strong as a committee boat and flagship of the club's fleet.
Named after Past-President and Past-Commodore of the Club, Wal Beanland, WHB has been a mainstay of the Club's rescue fleet since she was purchased in 1976. The second rescue boat to be acquired for the club, she complemented Rapanui as a fast response vessel - easily exceeding Rapanui's top speed of 7 knots.
Named after the Beveridge Family, the Club purchased Beveridge in 2012 after the Optimist Worlds in Napier, for which the boat was built. Beveridge is a versatile boat, and is at home in all roles at the club, whether it is coaching, mark laying or as a workboat - Beveridge is almost always on the water.
The newest boat in the fleet, John Wearn was purchased in 2020 from local manufacturer, King Watercraft. This boat is primarily used as a coaching RIB, but is also capable of mark laying and supporting racing events.
It is named for Past-Commodore of The Club, the late John Wearn, who passed away in mid-2020.
Purchased for The Club by Canterbury Yachting stalwart Peter Withall, PLW has been a constant in our fleet for the last 20 years, keeping hundreds of kids safe on the water while they learn to sail over this time.
PLW is a good craft not only for coaching, but it has also laid all of our permanent estuary marks, easily carrying the weights out to their locations in the estuary.
C4K - Coach 4
Manufactured by About Inflatables, Coach 4 was donated to The Club by the Hayward family in 2003. Due to its small size, and excellent maneuverability it is perfect for use during Learn to Sail courses, where it can usually be found working alongside John Wearn.