Townsend-Downey Shipbuild Company
In 1902 Townsend & Downey built the mighty racing yacht Meteor III for the Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The three- Atlantic was launched in 1905. She won the Kaiser's cup and set a record for crossing the Atlantic under sail which stood unbroken for almost 90 years. Townsend & Downey also built the brigantine yacht Carnegie in 1909 for use in magnetic surveys in the Pacific Ocean in addition to eleven other yachts.
1996 ShowBoats International Best Classic Yacht Restoration award.
“Under one of the masts a New Zealand Collector's Edition silver coin has been placed, as tradition demands, to mark the year of the refit - under the other two masts American coins from 1902 match the year she was built”.
2010 New Zealand Finalist 2010 Boat International World Superyacht Awards 'Refit of the Year'.