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Old 16-06-2013, 19:59   #1
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Seaplane tenders - old classic motorboats identification


I had post this on another forum, bust as this are directly related to wood boats, I thought to post here too.

When the Pan American airways used seaplanes in their flights, there were some boats used to assist the their operations in the bases around the world.

While searching about the Pan Am seaplane operations in the Horta harbour, in Faial island , Azores, I start to be interested by these boats.

From some research, I learned that when possible, Pan Am use local shipyards to build these boats, but also had used some standard designs.

Despite all the web search, I have identified only one boat/boatbuilder. I looked for vintage boats, and compared with the old seaplane images. I find some boats that share the "looks", but not a single "match".

So I thought in sharing some images, and see in anyone knows more information or have an idea of the boat type, and the shipyard/builder. More photos of boats of the same type are welcome to. They were built in 1933-1939 era.

First four photos: Panair XVI-A (type)
From a 1942 Boat Review,a "Julius Peterson" ad, a 36' boat
From a VanBlerck exaust ad

Pan Am boat at pontoon pier at the Seaplane Base, Noumea (panair XVN?-P or XVII-P?)

Last photo, Other identified boat, Panair XI-P
This was made in the Stephens Bros. shipyard, in California.
Hull nº 634, cruiser, 36 ft, 23 October 1937
(source: )

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