Ex HMNZS Kuparu has rounded the top of the North Island on her way to Whangarei.
After sitting on the hard for 15 years she has had an 18 month refit and was relaunched at Helensville in December last year. When Scott Perry bought her she was almost ready for the chainsaw. He has, almost single handedly, saved a piece of naval history. Tonight she is berthed at Russell and tomorrow will proceed to Whangarei where she will meet up with ex HMNZS Paea after almost 33 years. Paea is currently on the hard undergoing her refit and will be back in the water on Thursday. For ML buffs this is an exciting time, two MLs, in almost original condition, will once again be berthed side by side.
For details on Kuparu’s restoration make sure you get a copy of the latest Professional Skipper magazine, on sale