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Howick Rescue vessel launched.


Nov 14, 2014 | General

After successfully completing a long sea trial, she was handed over to the unit on Wednesday.  

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Engine and jet unit.


Jun 9, 2014 | General

Engine and jet unit during pre fit stage.

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Howick Coastguard


Jun 9, 2014 | General

Things are progressing nicely on the new rescue vesse we are building.  Here are a few pics of the engine box and fuel tank during fabrication and testing.

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Jun 9, 2014 | General

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Jun 9, 2014 | General

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Jun 9, 2014 | General

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May 26, 2014 | General

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May 26, 2014 | General

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May 20, 2014 | General

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May 12, 2014 | General

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May 9, 2014 | General

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May 9, 2014 | General

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Apr 29, 2014 | General

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Apr 29, 2014 | General

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Apr 17, 2014 | General

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All quiet in Mo’orea


Apr 14, 2014 | General

All quiet in Mo’orea

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Apr 14, 2014 | General

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Apr 11, 2014 | General

Ah bonjour madam et monsieur, tres bien.

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Apr 8, 2014 | General

We have been moured up in marina Taina in Tahiti for the last 4 days. The party life on the island is unexplainable, during the day a popular sand bank is covered with hundreds of people and boa...

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Apr 8, 2014 | General

We are currently about 45 miles off Tahiti and will be arriving later today. 2400 miles into our trip, and not even close to half way. I cooked dinner last night, steamed "wahoo" that I caught t...

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Apr 7, 2014 | General

We are now about half way between Rarotonga and Tahiti. 2000 miles into our voyage. We spent about 30 hours on Rarotonga, and for me and Jack they were pretty eventfull. We spent the first day h...

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Apr 7, 2014 | General

We have taken refuge from the storm at Rarotonga. The tropical system caught up with us yesterday morning and it got progressively worse throughout the day.  Even leading to a ceasefire in the b...

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Onward to Tahiti


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Onward to Tahiti -Rarotonga to Tahiti. I was amazed at how quickly I recovered from seasickness just half an hour after arriving alongside in Rarotonga. It was like somebody flicked a switch and...

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Tropical storm and a diversion t...


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Tropical storm and a diversion to Rarotonga. 30/03/2014 20:01 (UTC) Position: 21°12.30′S 159°47.08′W Course: 038°True Speed: 0.0knots. To say the least, its been rather a rough couple of days on...

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Going to Rarotonga


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Going to Rarotonga. No on-board  blog from Grey Wolf again today. We received this note from Peter, the skipper, however, which explains a lot! It’s addressed to Steve Dashew, but we’re all copi...

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Headed for Mangaia - or not??


Apr 2, 2014 | MarineGeneral

Headed for Mangaia - or not?? 29/03/2014 01:07 (UTC). Position: 24°35.68′S 162°14.90′W. Course 057°True. Speed 9.1Knots. Hi there Jack, no blog for the ship today, Saturday, but I note from the ...

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Speed Records and Weather Systems


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Speed Records and Weather Systems | 27/03/2014 17:56 (UTC) | Position: 27°16.96′S 166°55.17′W | Course 058°True | Speed 9.2Knots. Everything on board is still pretty good. It’s warm with calm se...

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Over the date line and making gr...


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Over the date line and making great progress. At 26/03/2014 20:05 (UTC) our position was 29°10.04′S 170°15.85′W, Course 055° True, Speed 9.7knots.

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Day 4 - Settling into the watch ...


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Day 4 – Settling into the watch system. Matt & Jack, We have been at sea for four days now, and I think everyone is settling into the routine of things quite well. The days don’t really have...

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GREY WOLF’s long journey home is...


Apr 2, 2014 | General

GREY WOLF’s long journey home is now well under way. We cleared customs at Marsden Point on Sunday, released the mooring lines at 12 noon and have been going strong ever since. ...

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Position Update


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Position 34 30.7S, 179 44.4E. Course 70 Degrees True – bound direct to Tahiti. Wind South to SSW 12 Knots. Pressure 1018mb. Sea state 1.5m swell (occ 3m) from 115 True, Sea is confused but calmi...

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Short voyage before the off


Apr 2, 2014 | General

The last few days have been full of preparation, having been given the go-ahead by our weather man to set off on Monday. During the week we took GREY WOLF over to Great Barrier Island which is a...

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FPB 64 GREY WOLF’s morning after...


Apr 2, 2014 | General

The storm has passed. Cyclone LUSI has been and gone without inflicting too much ruin, at least not on board GREY WOLF. All is now calm and the sun is peering through the clouds. Last night and ...

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FPB 64 GREY WOLF - Voyage Progress


Apr 2, 2014 | General

Follow the Long Voyage Home of FPB 64 GREY WOLF, as Peter Watson makes the epic journey from Auckland to Guernsey. He will be ably assisted by his crew of Tony Jones, Jeff Holden, Glenn Harman a...

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Matts blog #2


Mar 31, 2014 | General

The second installment of Matt's adventures.

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Grey Wolf - The long voyage home...


Mar 27, 2014 | MarineGeneral

Grey Wolf is on the way, Matt our man on board has sent his first report.

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New vessel for Howick Coastguard.


Mar 11, 2014 | MarineGeneral

Circa are proud to announce thay we have been awarded the contract to build the new Howick Coastguard rescue vessel.  This Naiad designed vessel will be powered by a Scania 750hp engine, and pro...

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Grey Wolf - The long voyage home.


Mar 11, 2014 | MarineGeneral

Food packed, sockets sorted, but first a trip Auckland on FPB 64 No. 8

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16m Trawler type vessel


Feb 20, 2014 | Marine

Back in 2007 we were commisioned to build this 16m trawler type vessel,  which was designed by Alan Walker of Coastdesign Ltd, and is powered by twin Gardner 6 LW engines.

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Long Voyage Home


Jan 30, 2014 | GeneralMarine

Follow the Long Voyage Home of FPB 64 GREY WOLF, as Peter Watson makes the epic journey from Auckland to Guernsey. He will be ably assisted by his crew of Tony Jones, Jeff Holden, Steve Hill, Gl...

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Circa's first ever boat. C ...


Aug 23, 2013 | IndustrialMarineGeneral

Way back in the early 1960's Alan Farrand built this 30 foot centre board vessel in his back garden.

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Hi from Circa Marine in NZ


Jul 15, 2013 | IndustrialMarineGeneral

We thought we would start a blog.

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