Me, between "Kochab II", the Alan Buchanan design, which Dad regarded as an ideal ocean cruising yacht; and, behind, the Rhodes design, "Val Kay" a steel motorsailer, about 53 ft., both. "Kochab II" already showing rusting fastenings, a terminal disease for a magnificent yacht. This vessel started life in the UK as the "Starfire of Kent" and is written up in one of Dr. Arthur Beiser's books, with some excellent photos. She was sailed to NZ by Dr. Franklen-Evans in the early 1970s. He named his yachts 'Kochab".