Introduction by Peter Montgomery, written by long time Stewart 34 sailor George Backhus.
Just published, this 182 page, A4 size book documents the extraordinary history of one of the most significant one-design class racing/cruising yachts in New Zealand history. The Stewart 34, early on known as the “Patiki,” literally changed the face of NZ yachting and the world standing of [...]
Pacquita and Precedent cross tacks during the 2008 Stewart Championships-Ivor Wilkins Photo
In 1958 R. L. “Bob” Stewart was commissioned by Peter Colmore-Williams to design a fast 34-foot racing yacht that could double as a comfortable family cruiser. The yacht Patiki was an instant success on the race course, thrashing her competition and drawing the immediate [...]