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Caitlin O'Reilly is the youngest female to swim across Cook Strait. She is also the youngest swimmer to complete the 40 kilometre crossing of Lake Taupo. In early 2021 she is taking on Foveaux Strait. If successful  she will be the youngest to complete New Zealand's Triple Crown of marathon swimming. Here is what she had to say about her upcoming attempt.


Eileen is 1949 American built Chris Craft powerboat. Crafted out of beautiful Mahogany timber she was in a sad state before being brought back to life by the team at Lees Boatbuilders. Painstakingly restored her style and lines are nothing but unsophisticated beauty.. This video commissioned by Eileen's owner documents the process from arrival in the country to completed project.


Tucked away in the north Auckland backwater of Sandspit, Lees Boatbuilders are passionate about the work they do and in particular the restorations they have undertaken on classic vessels.