Auckland. The name of this famous firm of yacht builders has become almost a household word among yachtsmen in the colonies. The firm was started in 1890 by Messrs Robert, Archibald and John Logan, and presents a typical instance of what may be achieved by business enterprise. From the very first the firm became popular owing to the high quality of the work produced, and, as the very latest ideas from England and the United States were always closely followed, the success of some of the boats turned out proved little short of wonderful. Among a long list of victorious racing yachts a few must be mentioned. The 36-footer “Rainbow,” after defeating all comers in Auckland, recently won the Intercolonial Championship in Sydney, where she also easily got the better of the Fyfe-designed “White Wings.” In the smaller classes, Messrs Logan Brothers built the one-rater “Mercia,” which has already won nine races in Sydney, although having to give large time allowance to her rivals, many of which hail from the most famous English yards. Other racers, which have been built by the firm and have stamped their names in yachting records, are the tenrater “Thelma,” the “Aoma,” winner of the Gascoigne Cup, and of Mr. Hordern's 100 Guinea Cup, Sydney; the pride of the Auckland fleet, “Gloriana,” a constant winner; “Muna,” the champion of the Islands; “Mahaki,” “Windward,” “Moana,” “Co-rinna,” the “Kotiri,” the fastest 30-footer in Auckland, and a host of others. Among the mosquito fleet most of the one-design Patiki class owe their origin to the firm, and have been large prize winners. Mes rs Logan Brothers also make a specialty of steam and oil launches, which they design and build to any draft and speed required
“Rainbow,” 36 Footer. Owner, A. T. Pittar, Auckland.
Logan Bros., Builders.
“Mercia,” One Rater (Centre-Board). Owner, F. Doran, Sydney.
Logan Bros., Builders.
“Thelma,” 42 Footer, L. R.
Owners, Jagger Bros., Auckland.
Built By Logan Bros.
One of the latter, built for the Wellington Harbour Board, is 65 feet long, and has a sixty horse-power oil engine. Another very shapely little model is “Thelma,” recently built as a tender to the yacht of that name. She is fitted with a two-and-a-half horsepower Union oil engine, and has attained a speed of seven knots. The firm is determined to keep well abreast of the times, and so long as good and conscientious work of an up-to-date nature, at strictly reasonable prices, can command support, it is safe to assume that in the very first flight amongst the names of shipbuilders will be found that of Logan Brothers.