Feather was built for Stan Lewin in 1955. She is one of three Cherubs built of sapele veneer laminated over plywood instead of the normal sheet plywood construction - a combination of plywood and cold moulded construction adopted to make use of 2.5mm ply that proved too insubstantial on its own. The practice was outlawed after three boats were built.

Feather now lives in the Maritime museum in Auckland along with a number of other interesting boats charting leasure boating in New Zealand.


  • Name: Feather
  • Designs: John Spencer
  • Builder: John Spencer
  • Construction: Sapele Veneer over plywood.
  • Location: Maritime Museum Auckland
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  • Last modified: 2023/03/15 15:44
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