Tuesday, 26 July 2011

BEWARE. Boat buyers BEWARE.

We have been following a saga for some time now of another New Zealand/Australian couple who were attempting to follow in our footsteps with a narrow boat being built to their own specifications. Over quite a long period we had been in communication over various matters including boat builders.

Well unfortunately the owners of N/B Waiouru have fallen foul of a an unscrupulous builder (Ben Harp Boat Builders Ltd)  who have ripped them off big time. The owner supplied Harp with a lot of electrical gear and interior fittings which were bought and paid for in Australia, and sent to Ben and Kelly Harp. All of this has disappeared without trace. They have also spent a small fortune on legal fees trying to get access to the boat which upon collection today by court order has been found to have been maliciously trashed and gutted of all fittings right back to the spray foam insulation. Is this criminal or what?

port side

Photos from Tom and Jan’s blog this evening taken earlier today.


I won’t go into personal details except to say that anybody thinking of getting a narrow boat built should read N/B Waiouru’s blog before proceeding with any commitment what so ever.


Nb Yarwood said...

What complete Bas***d!
MR HARP, that is just petty and malicious.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Lesley
I agree, almost unbelievable from a so called professional. Lets hope he gets no opportunity to do it again to someone else.