We use our yacht, Rireana, as a base for the work of the Butterfly Trust.
Rireana is an Owen Woolley designed yacht, 10.6m long, 3.0m in the beam, with a draft of 1.9m. She is sloop rigged with an added inner forestay. She is constructed of wood – triple skin, diagonally planked kauri – with epoxy and fibreglass sheathing. She was built by Ian Hyde-Hills and launched in 1990. We took over guardianship of Rireana from Ian in early 2006. Since then Ian has remained an integral part of Rireana’s journey.
Here are some photographs of Rireana.