Denman Marine is very proud to be restoring the historic vessel Te Rapunga.
Te Rapunga is the foundation for an amazing story about a man, a small boat and the many lives they influenced along the way. Never heard of George and his boat Te Rapunga?
Take a look at Erika Grundman's website which has loads of info on the man and the boat. Better still, buy the books (Quest by George Dibbern and Dark Sun by Erika Grundman) and read about a man who had the courage to follow his heart, regardless of the cost.
With really strong links to Tassie, Te Rapunga won the second Trans-Tasman race and the first Melbourne to Hobart race. George also won Tatts lotto and purchased Satellite and Partridge island with his winnings.
Many people have contacted us already with stories about the man and the boat but we would love to hear more.
Keep an eye on this space as we will be updating it with pictures as the restpration progresses.