“Bootlegger”, a mahogany chris-craft-type boat from Auckland and owned by Greg and Leigh Roy won the Jens Hansen Trophy as overall winner of the Antique and Classic Boat Show for 2009.

Bootlegger - Winner of the Jens Hansen Cup - NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show
Bootlegger - Winner of the Jens Hansen Cup - NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show

The boat took 5 years to build, but in that time two versions of the same design were under construction. One was the 18 foot V8 powered version that won today – the other was a 10 foot replica with a smaller powerplant that Greg built for his kids!

That’s dedication to your art. Or is it madness? I’ve got two sheets of marine ply in the garage ready for action – for me even one boat is daunting, let alone two.

Photos will be posted on my return late next week.

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  1. Hi Alan
    Hey I would like to some of the photos you took of my boat.
    Can you contact me via email thanks

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