The Register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats
Tom Hughes is looking for the whereabouts and present status of the yacht he once owned.
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Tom Hughes wrote:
Mori Flapan's response:
Prior to Tom's email, there was very little
on Burraneer on the register. Only brief mentions in the Australian
Motor Boat and Yachting Magazine in Dec 1925 and January 1926 that sys
the boat was owned by Coates and Birt in 1925 and that in that year she
was retired from racing.
If there is anyone who knows anything about the Burraneer (later
Taeping), where she is now, who built her or any other
history of the vessel, please contact Tom Hughes at
Also information on William Ellis and the boats he built would be gratefully received.
The search continues: 5 years after this web page was created, I received the following email.
On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Bruce Kemp wrote:
Just cruising the net and saw the little piece about the yacht Burraneer - first time I've come across anything. I don't know how old the post is, but thought I'd respond anyway.
Frank Coates was my grandfather & although I never saw Burraneer, I have a few photographs of her in her racing days in the early 1920's at Sydney Amateurs and RPAYC. She carried the sail No A11. I also have a couple of small trophies, one of which is inscribed.
From the photo on the net it appears she's had some coachhouse added, maybe when she became Taeping?? I expect there was no motor either when Frank owned her.
I have often wondered what happened to her, and did enquire at Sydney Amateurs some years ago to no avail. At least I now know she was still around in 1966/7.
I ... see quite a bit of Pittwater. Must keep a sharper eye out, just in case.........!
Regards Bruce Kemp