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"Camellia" History

Originally launched “Banco”. Purchased and re-named by present owners in 1982

Cruising History

1988 Auckland Fiji Vanuatu Noumea, Auckland

1989 Auckland Tonga Fiji Vanuatu, Noumea, Auckland

1991 Auckland Tonga Samoa Wallis
Santo Beautemps Noumea Auckland

1992 Auckland Fiji Vanuatu Noumea Auckland

1993 Auckland Suva Yasawas Rotuma
Nukufetau ,Funafuti, Santo, Malacula, Port Vila, Auckland

1994 Auckland, Suva, Gau, Dravuni,
North Astralobe, Port Vila, Matthew Is, Auckland

1995 Auckland, Fiji, Auckland

2002 Auckland, Stewart Island, Fiordland, Milford, Nelson

2003 Nelson to Picton

2006 Picton to Auckland

2006 Auckland Fiji Vanuatu Auckland

2009 Auckland Fiji Auckland

2016 Auckland Fiji Vanuatu New Caledonia Auckland (Ben Ball)

2018 Auckand to Fiji (John Ball). Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Auckland (Ben Ball)

John Ball relaxing in Fiji

Camellia having a hard time in Putiki Bay

Eli Ball catches dinner.


2002 Re powered with Nanni 50 Diesel.
2004 Repainted at Sounds Boat Painting, Waikawa.
2006 Standing rigging replaced.
2007 Mark II rudder fitted.
2017 Teak decks removed, deck painted with Kiwigrip.
2017 Re powered with Volvo Penta D2-40 with Volvo 3 blade folding prop.

2018 Standing rigging replaced, mast rewired.