Triple NZ Kauri Boat builder’s cherished boat for 27 years.

Rebuilt 2016.

1968 Gladden 14.4 ‘Mary Terese’


On rare occasions, it is a yacht’s owner and the length of time it has been in their family that adds a valuable quality to their boat and brings an inherent confidence to any purchaser. Mary Terese is one such yacht where first impressions run deep and true. After 27 years as part of a renowned Devonport boat building family Mary Terese exudes the craftsmanship and indeed love that is splendidly apparent the first moment you see her.  For Sale $185,000

Step on the welcoming boarding platform and observe you are aboard a modern classic. The swim ladder is discreetly hidden under a teak cover and slides out.

In 2016 Mary Terese was completely rebuilt over 18 months in a shed by renowned boat builder and proud owner Kevin Johnson. She got the love money can’t buy… and it shows. Gleaming varnish everywhere, new windows, a spotless bilge, new plumbing, wiring, engine bay and propeller shaft.

Berths are inviting and comfortable and the forepeak offers a solid wooden dresser and a double bed with an island style side on starboard.

With the 72 HP Perkins diesel the motorsailer option is always available to push her at a comfortable cruising speed so your arrival time can be kept.
MaryTerese can also slide silently and efficiently with the wind and her mast head roller furler genoa and Leisure Furl roller mainsail enhancing any day out with her gentle sea manners.

Mary Terese is an opportunity that goes beyond the immaculate boat you see. It is that you know she was cared for by a boatbuilding family for 27 years and after a complete rebuild 7 years ago she is now reluctantly for sale giving someone a golden opportunity to secure something special on the Auckland yachting scene.

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Vessel Name: Mary – Terese
Launched Year: 1968
Boat Builder/designer: John Gladden
Model: Motor Sailor
Sail Number: 78
Length Overall: 14.4m
Displacement: 11000kg
Beam: 3.8m
Fuel Capacity: 320L
Draft: 1.4m
Hull Material: 3 Skin Kauri -Glassed
Last Antifouled: May 2021
Keel Type: Lead
Rig: Sloop,
Water Capacity: 680L tanks new 2014

Number of Engines:  1.

Year: Repowered mid 80’s

Make: Perkins

Horsepower: 72hp

Oil Changed: May 2020

Cruise Speed: 7-8 knots

Drive Type: Straight Shaft

Fuel Type: Diesel

Propeller: Bri-Ski 3 blade 20×14

Thrusters: Yes, Lewmar 

Hot water off engine: Yes & shore power

Refrigeration off engine: Yes & shore power, Chest Freezer 

Sailing gear:

  • Mainsail: Lesurefurl, Doyles good condition
  • Genoa: Furling
  • Spinnaker: 2
  • Spinnaker Poles: 2x long and short
  • Electric Winch: Located cockpit stb, furling lines for Main & Genoa. Shorthanded set up.
  • Sail Cover: 1x for boom / main new May 2021


  • Galley Location: Starboard, Midship
  • Stove / Oven: 2 Burner, Grill & Oven Gas
  • Sink: 1
  • Refrigeration: 1x 12v Electric, shore power or off house battery. Located port midship. 130L
  • Freezer: 1x Chest Freezer , shore power or engine driven
  • Gas Bottles: 3x Gas Bottles , located Starboard aft locker. 2 service galley, 1 BBQ.
  • BBQ: Round Magma, located port aft, detachable.
  • Gas Detector: Located at switch panel by mast, has electric on/off to regulator at bottle.


  • Heads: 1
  • Manuel Toilet: Yes
  • Salt / Fresh water flush: Salt
  • Holding Tank / Location: Yes, 60L, located in bathroom.
  • Showers: 2, 1 inside, 1 in cockpit
  • Hot water Capacity & Heating System: 20L Isotemp, run off engine & shore power


  • Cabins: 1+
  • Double Berths: 2, one in front cabin second pull out bank main salon.
  • Single Berths: 3, one midships, 1 quarter berth, 1 main cabin
  • Kids berth: 1 converted storage area for kids cot.
  • Sleeps: 7


  • Depth Sounder: Apelco
  • Chartplotter / GPS: Garmin, Echo Map 55DV located at helm.
  • Stereo: Sony
  • Radio: VHF.
  • Navigation Lights: LED
  • Spreader Lights: Yes


  • House Battery: Oct 2017, 2 x 150AH
  • Engine Start Battery: Dec 2013, 1 x 150AH
  • Battery Charging: Separate shore charger, solar panel and alternator on engine.
  • Battery Switch Location: Forward by mast switch panel
  • Inverter / Watt: Pure Watts 300
  • Shore power & Warrant of fitness: Yes, 2022
  • Solar Panels / Watt & amount: Yes, 1x 80 amp
  • 220v shore power: Yes

Additional Items included

Safety Equipment
  • First Aid Kit: Yes
  • Life Jackets: Yes
  • Flares: Yes, expiry to be checked
  • Bilge Pumps: Yes, 1 electric, 1 manual
  • Life Ring: 2x aft
  • Bosuns Chair: Yes
  • VHF: 1x
  • Tender / Brand / Size: 2.6m Seafarer, New 2015
  • Tender Outboard: Yamaha 2hp
  • Swim Ladder: Yes, built into boarding platform. Folds away neatly.
  • Deck Wash: Yes, salt located on bow.
  • Cockpit Shower: Fresh water, Hot and cold.
  • Cockpit Cushions: Yes
  • Bimini / Dodger: Yes, new 2021
  • Clear Bimini Sides: Yes, foul weather clears zip on.
  • Boat Hook: 2x
  • Fenders: 2x
  • Cockpit Table: Varnished fixed, folds out.
  • Feature Lights: Blue Cockpit lights & Blue transom underwater light.
Ground Tackle & Additional

Ground Tackle:

  • Windlass: Anchor Type / Size: Rocna, 25kg
  • Chain / Rope thickness & Length: Chain 55meters, new 2019, Rope 50metres, 20mm
  • Spare Anchor Type / Size: Plough 25kg
  • Chain / Rope thickness & Length: Chain 12metres. Rope 60metres, 20mm
  • Windlass: Nilsson V2200, new 2019
  • Dinghy Anchor: Yes

Additional Engine Information:

  • Engine upgrades April 2016 include: – new fiberglass water lock, new exhaust water separator, new hoses engine to water lock, new gear box oil cooler and hydraulic hoses, new hose oil cooler to fridge condenser.
*Important Information

Please Note:

*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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