Manureva : Powerful & Capable Buchanan
Current owner, Peter Watson, bought Manureva in 2006, in Malaysia, where she'd been languishing for a number of years as part of a deceased estate. Based in Australia, he's since cruised her to Indonesia, Singapore, and Tasmania. In researching Manureva's history he learnt that in 1985 she was washed up on a reef in the Cook Islands. Bought by one of the salvage team, John Hunkin, she was patched up sufficiently to be towed to New Zealand, where he rebuilt her. She's now (September 2017) up for sale for a reduced price of around £60,000.
Manureva's builder in Hong Kong, David Cheng, also built the Buchanans Moonraker (35 ton, 1969), Nostromo (35 ton, 1969), Willy Bolton (35 ton, 1970) and Fior-Di-Loto (21 ton, 1971, later renamed Freestyler).
Built : 1970 by David Cheng in Hong Kong
LOA : 52' 5"
LWL : 34' 0"
Beam : 15' 1"
Draught : 7' 3"
Displacement : 26 tonne
Manureva Custodians & Home Ports
Peter Watson (2006-2017...) Church Point, NSW, Australia
Nolten (?-1995-2006) Sebana Cove, Pengerang, Malaysia
Alan Pattie (skipper) (?-1992-?) New Zealand
John Hunkin (?-c1985-?) Aitutaki, Cook Islands, South Pacific
Page last updated : September 2017