2023 Registered Vessels


Vessel Aloha with a white haul

Name: Aloha
Class: Power
Length: 40′
Year Built: 1962

The Owens Company hired Darryl Fish from Ford Motor Company. Mr Fish was a designer for the Ford Thunderbird car. Owens wanted their new 40′ Tahitian model to represent the best design features as represented by the sexy Thunderbird of the early 1960s. Construction is mahogany planks over mahogany frames. Decks are teak. She is double planked from sheer to keel.

This vessel was shipped new to Seattle in 1962. She was moored at Seattle Yacht Club from 1962-2001 and known then as the “Concrete Queen.” She went through a major refit at Port Townsend from 2001-2003. She was moored on Bainbridge island from 2003-2011 as “Jannika.” The current owners moor her at Stimson Marina in Ballard (Seattle) and Jensen’s Marina in Friday Harbor as “ALOHA.”


Classic Boat Festival Registered Boat Anja

Name: Anja
Class: Sail
Length: 32′
Year Built: 2014

ANJA is a 23’ on deck gaff rigged Bristol pilot cutter (type) designed by Roger Long in 1976. Launched in 2014 on Saltspring Island, BC. Hull built by David Betts and the cabin, rig and interior built by Arnt Arntzen in 2020. ANJA was the cover girl on Wooden Boat Magazine Jan/Feb 2023 with a fabulous article by Larry Cheek and photos by Dale Simonson and co-owner Valerie Arntzen.

ANJA has been on many sailing trips including Broughton Archipeligo, Desolation Sound, Southern Gulf Islands in the Georgia Strait and 2022 we went to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and will be returning this year. The Broken Islands, BC is our destination for summer 2023.

Argonaut II

Name: Argonaut II
Class: Power
Length: 73′
Year Built: 1922

For more than a century, Argonaut II sailed the waters of the Pacific Northwest and most famously served the remote First Nations and rural communities of British Columbia. Originally built as a corporate yacht for the Powell River Company in Vancouver, BC in 1922, the United Methodist Church purchased the boat in 1934 to serve as a Mission Boat until 1967. Originally named “Greta M,” the church rechristened the boat “Thomas Crosby IV” after a NW Missionary, and skippered by the famous Haida Chief Rev. Dr. Peter Kelly who was the first full-blooded Native American ordained in the United Church of Canada. Thomas Crosby IV operated as a fully-equipped hospital, servicing the remote lighthouses, canneries, logging camps, and isolated settlements, and carried more than 1000 patients a year. In 1967, the boat was renamed “Argonaut II” and has been a private yacht ever since, thankfully with many willing hands to continue its maintenance and upkeep.

Argonaut II was originally powered by a 3-cylinder Fairbanks Morse engine, but repowered in 1942 with an air-start 6-cylinder Gardner 6L3. The carvel-planked hull is made of 2 1/2″ Port Orford Cedar (and we are currently pulling original wood off the boat still in decent condition for its age). Much of the original bent oak frames are rotted out and will be replaced during this project, but frames below the waterline and in the bilge continue to take fasteners and remain in remarkably good condition. The deck is made of fir, with a teak pilot house and teak railings. Below deck, the boat feels like a step back in time, maintained as it was during its times serving as a mission boat, with stained glass cabinets in the main salon, an aft state room with two bunks, and a forward stateroom ahead of the engine room.

Ariel of Victoria

Ariel of Victoria on the cover of 48North magazine

Name: Ariel of Victoria
Class: Sail
Length: 58′
Year Built: 1980

Ariel of Victoria’s keel was laid in Fred Peterson’s boatyard on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo in 1972. Carvel planked in Alaskan yellow cedar over oak frames with a western red cedar deck, she was launched in 1980 after “seven years of madness” by Ronald Hunt and Peterson. Doug and Jane Bond bought her in Victoria and raised two sons aboard, sailing her in the Salish Sea and participating in the local racing community.

In 2009, Jane sold Ariel to Christy Granquist who, with Daniel Joram, brought the boat to Seattle and began a hull & systems restoration/renovation project (planking, frames, transom and aft cabin, electrical, water, sewage). In 2012, another renovation push involved a new galley, engine rebuild, fuel & exhaust systems. And in 2015, she was hauled out for 18 months to rebuild her decks and main cabin, re-cork, fair, install new steering & nav systems. The Pandemic provided a new head, sails, & relocation to Anacortes. Each improvement has increased Ariel’s range and ability.
Between projects, we have sailed her extensively, raced her occasionally, and enjoyed her everyday.

Avenger 2

Name: Avenger 2
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 44′
Year Built: 1965

Avenger 2 was brought up to Vancouver and was a stripped out race boat won many races. I have called it home for the past 22 years shared many good times on her. Her stem was shaped from a kauri tree that was hand picked were the kuari Once grew.


Name: Belle
Class: Power
Length: 50′
Year Built: 1982

Belle was designed by Ron Bell in Richmond British Columbia in 1982. She is a traditionally designed bridge deck cruiser, similar to vessels built by Elco and Stephens in the late 1020″ She has a fiberglass hull and a mahogany heart.


Classic Boat Festival - Bianca

Name: Bianca
Class: Power Deck
Length: 32′
Year Built: 1959

Bianca is a 32 foot cabin cruiser built in 1959. She is a Chris Craft 32ft Express one of 17 built between 1957 and 1959 in Holland Michigan. Her hull is Double planked solid Mahogany under the water line and batten seamed Mahogany above the water line. Frames and stingers made out of white oak. All decks are solid teak. She was originally powered by two Chrysler 392 and had a recorded top speed by the first Dealer at Bryant Marine in Seattle of 33mph (28knots), today she has two new 350 based engines and a top speed we had her to 27 knots loaded with all onboard equipment. Her normal cruising speed is 20 knots, that is also her lowest fuel consumption at 2 liters per nautical mile. We have restored her to be as original as possible down to all appliances to be era correct even all the magazines in the onboard magazine stand are from 1959. We use her extensively with 2000 nautical mile covered each year.

Blue Peter

Blue Peter at dock

Name: Blue Peter
Class: Power
Length: 96′
Year Built: 1928

Commissioned by native Seattle architect, John Graham sr., the Blue Peter was designed by Ted Geary, and built by Lake Union Dry Dock as the quintessential 1920’s motor yacht. A fixture of the Seattle Yacht Club from her very first drawing, she was built to cruise and enjoy our local waters, and host extravagant parties ubiquitous in 1920’s America. She was conscripted by the US Army at the outbreak of WW2, and pressed to service patrolling Allied assets between the pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Years later she was saved from certain demise by Seattle businessman H.E. McCurdy, and returned to her former glory starting in 1946. Blue Peter’s continued care was taken over by Linda and Charles Barbo in 2001. She is continually maintained with modern materials and methods with a respectful eye to her pedigree, and is in private service, with an occasional charter.


Vessel with a white Haul (no sail)

Name: Bruno
Class: Power Deck
Length: 35′
Year Built: 1991

In the early 60s, an Egg Harbor dealer invited George Stadel to design a 36-footer (11 meters). After a year of production, the 36 morphed into the now-famous Egg Harbor 37 (11.3 meters).

As Stadel’s son Bill recalls, “My father designed a lot of lobster boats. The Egg Harbor 37 is essentially a beamy lobster boat.” He remembers his father designing the 37 in four long days, modifying the 36 to make it a bit finer in the bow and removing the tumblehome back aft, thereby adding beam at the sheerline. The 37 is widely recognized as “the boat that created the Egg Harbor brand.”

Egg Harbor started building 50 of the 37s per year and increased production to 100 per year. The final count was somewhere between 800 and 850 hulls over a period of about 10 years.


Name: Burrows
Class: Power
Length: 30′
Year Built: 1993

Burrows is a trawler tug design largely used to transport freight and passengers between Fidalgo and Burrows island.

The boat was designed to be built from either of wood or steel as reflected in the blueprints. Home for Burrows is the Anacortes area however the original owners had her down in Port Townsend where she was built.


Name: Catlin
Class: Sail
Length: 17′
Year Built: 1979

She is an absolute pleasure and attracts a fond gaze from both salty dogs and landlubbers. Caitlin was our summer fling, and we are moving to Mexico. Currently for sale at 15k.

Cherry II

Classic Boat Festival - Cherry II

Name: Cherry II
Class: Power
Length: 34’99”
Year Built: 1946

Cherry II is the first of the series II Ex-Forestry Service blimps designed by Tommy Edwards and launched on the Fraser River at the then Forest Service Marine Depot on St. Valentine’s Day, 946. We believe that Cherry was first stationed in Campbell River, then shipped, together with Silver Fir, to Williston Lake after the construction of the WAC Bennett Dam, after high she was shipped back to the coast, to Pender Harbour, where she spent the remainder of her working life. After 32 years of service,she was sold in 978 to unknown owners. She was then bought by Dusenberry, who kept her in Pender Harbour, the sold her to Don Vince, who moved her to North Vancouver. She was then sold to Robert & Kathy Brereton, who have her moored at the foot of their back yard in the Gorge Waterway, Victoria Harbour, where she happily resides.

She is 34’9”, constructed of cedar & fir on oak, with cedar decks & mahogany/plywood house, running a 371 Jimmy.

Construction materials are Cedar & Fir on Oak, Mahogany/Plywood House.


Classic Boat Festival - Compadre

Name: Compadre
Class: Power
Deck Length: 43′
Year Built: 1929

Compadre is a 43 ft bridge-deck cruiser designed and built by the Stephens Brothers of Stockton, California. She was constructed in 1929 of Port Orford cedar planks over white oak frames for Leland D. Adams, a mining engineer in San Francisco. Compadre is one of only four Stephens vessels built to this design. Originally powered by twin Lathrop gasoline engines, she is currently powered by twin 80hp Yanmar diesels and cruises comfortably at 9 knots. Her current owners purchased her in 2007 in Northern California and transported her to the Northwest. Compadre is her original name, and she retains most of her original interior layout and cabinetry.

Construction materials are Traditional plank on frame. Port Orford Cedar on Oak frames. House is Burmese Teak.


Classic Boat Festival - Comrade

Name: Comrade
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1930

Comrade was custom built for Kathy’s recently widowed great grandfather and his two sons in Seattle and launched in 1930. She was cared for by the Carl Bolin family and two generations of the Birdseye family before Kathy and Bill purchased Comrade late in 2017. Since then, it has been repowered, has all new appliances, a larger fresh water and black water tank, and received new safety equipment. In August 2022, she was re-launched in Port Townsend after receiving a new hull and 88 new oak frames. She also received her new custom-built Herreshoff-designed pram, named Pal. We are all ready for the next 90 years on the water!


DeAnza docked in an inlet on a clear day

Name: DeAnza
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1954



Classic Boat Festival - Deerleap

Name: Deerleap
Class: Power
Deck Length: 80′
Year Built: 1929

MV Deerleap was built in Coal Harbour at the Hoffar-Beeching Shipyards (later Boeing) for Colonel McLinmont, President of the Winnipeg Power and Light Company. Five years later she was sold to the owners of Vancouver’s Spencer’s Department Stores. Conscripted during WWII, Deerleap proudly served in the Canadian Navy.

After the war, Deerleap joined other large yachts as a charter vessel for Campbell Church Charters, making many voyages to remote parts of Alaska. During those years, passengers included Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, and financier Andrew Mellon, Jr.

By the 1960’s, Deerleap had been relocated to Southern California as a charter vessel, and hosted John F. Kennedy. MV Deerleap ended up in Southern California, where she was again a popular charger vessel, hosting the Kennedy Family and many Hollywood stars. She was purchased by her current owner over 30 years ago and is a cherished member of the family. She is used from early June until late October every year.

Delta Lifeboat

Name: Delta Lifeboat
Class: Power
Deck Length: 52′
Year Built: 1944

The Canadian Lifeboat Institution (CLI) operates two search and rescue lifeboats on the Fraser River and the Strait of Georgia. The Delta Lifeboat is one of these vessels and is 52’ long and has a proud history of assisting mariners in distress.

Built in Pearl Harbor in 1944 by the US Navy, she served on two US aircraft carriers and is based in Ladner. The Delta Lifeboat performs the duty of medical vessel for the Classic Boat Festival and works in conjunction with volunteers from St. John Ambulance. The CLI and its all volunteer crews serve with no direct government financial assistance but choose to conduct their SAR role independently, while remaining a part of “Team SAR”. Both vessels can be often seen escorting ahead of commercial vessels during commercial and native fisheries to ensure clear, safe passage. Help is given to fishing vessels that require it. Operations are closely co-ordinated with their maritime partners – D.FO. CanadianCoast Guard, Canadian Coast Radio, River Pilots and commercial shipping companies.

Double Eagle

Name: Double Eagle
Class: Power
Deck Length: 58′
Year Built: 1947

The Eagle is 45 net tons. The 5 blade 43” propeller gives her a cruising speed of 8.5 knots at 1100 rpm and 11 knots at 1550 rpm. At 8 knots the fuel consumption is about 6 gallons an hour (about 25 Liters) (including the 23 KW generator). Accommodations include the owner’s suite, a guest cabin amidships and crew’s quarters in the forepeak.


Ern in a storm

Name: Ern
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1956

ERN is built of Cuban mahogany planks on white oak frames by John Barkhouse in East Chester, Nova Scotia, in 1956. She is well known on the B.C. coast, from the pilot books “Charlie’s Charts”, written by her previous, owners, Charlie and Margo Wood. ERN is a custom-built, cutter-rigged sailboat of wood construction throughout, having a raked stern, round bilges to a full-length keel, and transom stern. Displacement is approx. 18,000 lb. Keel is cast iron.

The current owners have replaced the spruce box section mast, standing and running rigging, re-built the mast partners and cabin top, replaced the rudder, tiller, engine, stove, cabin heater, and rebuilt the heads and the galley. Ern has circumnavigated Vancouver Island three times, has voyaged to Hawaii and Alaska, and cruised the Salish Sea extensively. She is a good sea boat, and her motion is kindly. Her current home is at the Vancouver Maritime Museum Heritage Dock, in English Bay.

Falcon Rock

Name: Falcon Rock
Class: Power Deck
Length: 51′
Year Built: 1960


Classic Boat Festival - Faranda

Name: Faranda
Class: Power
Length: 40′
Year Built: 1937

In 1994 Faranda won the ‘Best Restored Power’ category in the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. In 2001 she was designated as a Vintage Vessel by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. In 2003 she graced the 35 year Anniversary issue of Pacific Yachting Magazine.

Flying Cloud

Flying Cloud in Victoria's Inner Harbour. Empress Hotel is in the back

Name: Flying Cloud
Class: Power
Length: 52′
Year Built: 1937

Flying Cloud was built for Francis Brownell, Jr., President of First Seattle Bank. Mr. Brownell owned Flying Cloud for approximately four years before she was commandeered by the U.S. Navy during WWII, from 1941-1945 for use as a patrol boat/sub chaser in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

After the war, she was purchased by Lyle Branchflower, who named the boat “Researcher”. Mr. Branchflower had the boat for 32 years, and used the boat to develop the cod liver oil industry. What is now the aft stateroom was used as his lab.

He then sold the boat to a friend who named the boat “Catherine K”, and had the boat for only 2 years.

The boat was then sold to Richard Shanks. Mr. Shanks named the boat Grande, and he had her until 2002. In 2002, Lloyd and Theresa Shugart purchased the boat, and renamed her to her original name, “Flying Cloud”. Aside from floor and ceiling finishes, Flying Cloud is mostly complete. This is our sanctuary away from the daily grind.

Flying Eagle

Vessel in water with green

Name: Flying Eagle
Class: Vinal Beam
Length: 33′
Year Built: 1963

FLYING EAGLE, a Maine Lobster Boat, was designed and built by Vinal Beal and launched on Beals Island Maine in 1963 where she earned her keep lobstering until the mid 1990s.  These stunning vessels with their low freeboard and graceful sheer are often referred to as a “Beals Islanders” or “Jonesporters,” a classic workboat with distinct beauty of purpose – perfectly adapted to their local Down east Maine fishing conditions – world renowned for their efficient, seaworthy hull form, good turn of speed, rich history and great looks!



Name: Gikumi
Class: Power
Length: 59′
Year Built: 1954

The Gikumi has just celebrated its 69th year of commercial service on the British Columbia coast. It was built in North Vancouver British Columbia and was designed by Robert Allan Sr. Gikumi lived continuously in Telegraph Cove from September 1954 until February 2017.
It was the town’s cargo boat, towed logs to their sawmill and hauled lumber and other building materials all over the BC coast. It even had a stint at being a pilot boat. In the early eighties it became the first whale watching boat on the BC Coast. The wild whales scenes in the 1993 movie Free Willy were filmed from Gikumi. She hosted US President George HW Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush along with British Prime Minister John Major and his wife Norma during a whale watching expedition.

The vessel was re-powered with a Caterpillar (3406) and twin disc gear in 1997. In the early 2000’s the vessel was brought up to requirements for Transport Canada certification for berthed passenger. Over the last 22 years the vessel has been completely refurbished. Certified architectural drawings were completed and all systems have been approved and the vessel has received full certification for 8-berthed passengers and 40-day passengers. In 2020 she had a major hull refurbishment, which included 30 new ribs and replacement of both guards and the horn timber. The Gikumi is ready for her next 70 years of service


Gladsong II

Gladsong II at sea

Name: Gladsong II
Class: Power
Length: 40′
Year Built: 1962

 Gladsong II was the feature boat in the 1962 Vancouver Boat Show. Gladsong II was purchased at the show by Charles Morris who kept Gladsong II at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for 39 years. The current owners are the second owners.


MV Glorybe in an inlet with green forests in the background.Name: Gladsong II
Class: Power
Length: 36′
Year Built: 1914

GLORYBE has survived a century of adventures. Her first was reported in Pacific Motor Boat in 1917. “Pounding on the beach several hours in the January storm in which several Tacoma boats were damaged or destroyed, “Glory B” suffered seriously. Six planks were pounded through, the skeg was torn off, the rudder and propeller twisted, and the companion door was carried away. Two tugs towed her five miles with only the funnel and flag pole showing.” A subsequent article reported that GLORYBE “broke from her moorings near the Orcas Island summer home of the owner … It was believed that she had been stolen, but the watchman of a fishtrap near Point Roberts spied her adrift and recovered the craft…She was found unharmed and was returned to her moorings under her own power.

GLORYBE was nearly lost once again in a tragic marina fire at Seattle Yacht Club in 2002 where she burned and sank. She was rebuilt by students in the Marine Carpentry program at Seattle Central College where the owner was enrolled. GLORYBE was relaunched in June 2005 with great celebration including over 100 students who had worked on her, many previous owners, and a flotilla of the region’s classic yachts.


Black and white photo of the vessel Gyrfalcon

Name: Gyrfalcon
Class: Power Deck
Length: 88′
Year Built: 1941


Haven along a beach on a clear day

Name: Haven
Class: Power 
Length: 17′
Year Built: 2020

Haven is an owner-built lapstrake-plywood runabout, whose design was inspired by boats from the 1950s and 1960s by builders like Lyman and Thompson. I was unable to find existing plans for a boat of this type and size, so asked Paul Gartside to draw up the plans. The beautifully drawn plans were published in Watercraft Magazine (Nov/Dec 2016) and Paul’s book Plans and Dreams Vol. II.

Haven took four years of part-time work to build (2016-20), with the building process as enjoyable as using the finished boat. Her hull is constructed of 3/8” meranti marine plywood, the planks are glued to each other with epoxy, her structure is Douglas fir, and her decks and cockpit are sapele. We launched her in fall 2020.
Haven is powered by a 40hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard for clean and quiet power, with a top speed of about 21 knots and comfortable cruising around 15-17 knots. Her hull has a shallow vee for a smoother ride through the chop of inshore ocean waters. We use her mainly for day trips in the Gulf Islands, where we enjoy being able to drive her ashore on unspoiled beaches.


Classic Boat Festival - Isobar

Name: Isobar
Class: Sail
Length: 45′
Year Built: 1962

A part of this family since 1971, Isobar was built at Cheoy Lee in 1962 to race the TransPac. She is a spectacular custom teak and mahogany blue-water sloop with an international racing pedigree and a storied cruising history. Her original design was a monocoque wineglass hull of strip-planked Philippine mahogany, spacious teak decks and a counter stern. She sports a low aspect mainsail rig (48’ deck-stepped mast with a 22’ spar) built for the largely downwind run of the TransPac. . While she is a custom design, her lines take inspiration from the big Sparkman & Stevens designs — most noticeably the 52’ yawl Dorade.

Construction materials are Mahogany hull; Teak decks and interiors; Holly & teak soles; Oak structural framing (retrofit); Bird’s eye maple / ebony chart table.


SV Joshua on the water with sails down on a clear blue day

Name: Joshua
Class: Sail
Length: 55′
Year Built: 1980

Joshua is an historical replica of the famous Spray, which was solo-circumnavigated around the world by Joshua Slucum beginning in 1895.



Row boat with sails on the water on a cloudy day.

Name: Lux
Class: Sail
Length: 21′
Year Built: 1980’s

Modelled after the lines of the original Shetland sixern fishing boat ‘Old Times’, the Whaler Bay Boat Yard on Galiano Island built a limited number of smaller sixerns as camp-cruisers targeted for experienced mariners.

Lux is Latin for ‘Light’. Lux began her career in the early 1980’s as the ‘Spirit of C-Troop’ – a training vessel for a troop of Sea Scouts in Vancouver.
Lux was then acquired by a society promoting Viking culture in Vancouver’s lower mainland and was used in an annual re-enactment on the Fraser river.
Then, a series of owners cherished the boat and sailed it extensively in the San Juans and Gulf Islands under the name ‘Crofter’s Dram’.
More recent owners entered the boat as a ‘pirate’ parade float in the Nanaimo Bathtub Race, where she won awards and raised significant funds for the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Lux was purchased by her current owners in February of 2023 and the boat was extensively refit back to her original purpose of a traditionally rigged camp-cruiser, shedding her parade float dressings for the foreseeable future.
Plans for Lux include future charter opportunities with another of her sister-ship sixerns.



Name: Madera
Class: Power
Length: 52′
Year Built: 1953



Manitou in the ocean on a clear day with a mountain in th ebackground

Name: Manitou
Class: Power
Length: 44′
Year Built: 1958



Vessel with white haul with beautiful wooden cockpit.

Name: Maranee
Class: Power
Deck Length: 35′
Year Built: 1940

Built by the legendary Chris-Craft Corporation, Maranee was launched in Algonac, Michigan on June 28, 1940. She served as flagship of the Vermilion Yacht Club in Ohio in 1946, and cruised the Great Lakes extensively, visiting Georgian Bay, the Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence River.

In 1959, Maranee began a new life on the west coast when she was shipped to Seattle by rail. She is still powered by her original twin Hercules six cylinder gas engines. Flying from Maranee’s starboard spreader is the burgee of the Vermilion Yacht Club, presented to her by that club’s bridge in 2020 in honor of her 80th birthday.

Marian II

Classic boat with signal flags flying

Name: Marian II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 42′
Year Built: 1928

The Marian II was built in Seattle at the Lake Union Dry Dock Company in 1928. She is still moored there in a boathouse located very close to where she was launched. Marian II was owned by Herb and Virginia Cleaver, founders of the Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association for nearly 50 years. During the Cleaver’s ownership, they started the tradition of boating to University of Washington football games by taking the Marian II over near the stadium, tying up to a tree, and wading to shore. Later, UW built a huge dock for tail gating and boating to football games at UW is a huge tradition in Seattle.

Current owner, Diane Lander, bought the boat in 2014 after owning the MV Olympus, a 1929 97′ fantail motor yacht, for nearly 23 years. Diane has impeccably maintained Marian II including a new keel and bottom in 2017-2018, interior improvements including new refridgeration, new starboard seating area, a fabulous teak table, and this year a new diesel heater/hot water heater. As always, the boat has received multiple coats of new varnish and this year the hull and bottom were painted.


Classic Boat Festival - Marionette

Name: Marionette
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1962

Marionette is one of 22 k50s built in San Diego in the 1960s. Kettenburg Boatworks was famous for building lightweight and very fast racing sailboats and the K50s are in that model. She is light for her size, weighing only 28,000 lbs and carries a sail area of 1,000 sq. feet. She was built for the biennial TrasPac race from Los Angeles to Hawaii and participated in two of them, before retiring to cruise the west coast of US and Mexico.

Her hull is planked with 1-1/4″ Honduras Mahogany shaped over 1″x 1.5″ steam bent oak frames on 10″ centers and fastened to a white oak keel. Her trunk cabin and cabin top are of two layers of 3/4″plywood laminated together. Her deck is of 3/4″ plywood, covered with fiberglass cloth and the nonskid is mason’s sand in paint. The fasteners are of Monel rather than bronze, contributing to her sound structure and long life.


Martha Participating in the Swiftsure race

Name: Martha
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 84′
Year Built: 1907

Built in 1907 for San Francisco Yacht Club Commodore J. R. Hanify, and named after his wife, Martha Fitzmaurice Hanify, Martha is a B.B. Crowninshield design built at W. F. Stone Boat Yard in San Fransisco. Originally gaff rigged and now staysail rigged, she is 68’ on deck; 84’ sparred, 16’ beam, 8’ draft. Her planking is fir and silver bali on oak frames, and her interior is Honduran mahogany, graced with leaded glass cabinetry below decks. Now owned and operated by the Schooner Martha Foundation, as a Sail Training Vessel.


Merva docked

Name: Merva
Class: power
Deck Length: 39′
Year Built: 1932

Merva’s history begins with a remarkable journey by sledge, drawn by a team of horses, from Mr. Morriss’ yard to the water’s edge for launching. Afterward, she cruised the waters around Victoria for many years during the 1930s and 40s with the Morriss Family, making frequent stops at Sydney Spit and Musgrave Landing.

After finally being sold for reasons, I am not aware of, she remained in BC waters for some time, until after another sale, she made another remarkable journey, this time across the continent by truck to the Great Lakes (Oakville, Ontario), where she cruised for many years. She was transported by truck once again (same owner), this time to Florida (West Palm) where she stayed for just a couple of months. The owner had changed his mind and had Merva sail from Florida back to Oakville. A woman named Judy MacKay skippered Merva on the trip back for the owner via the inter-coastal waterway.

Later still, Merva was sold once more than transported across Canada, this time back to British Columbia, her home waters. That she survived the indignity and danger to a wooden vessel of these multiple overland journeys in remarkable condition is a testament to Mr. Morriss’s abilities as a shipwright.

Donell McDonell purchased Merva late in 2008 after she had spent some months at the SALTS facility in Esquimalt, BC. She had been donated to SALTS after her most recent owner could no longer care for her himself and attempts to sell her had failed. Donell hired Abernethy & Gaudin to do major upgrades on Merva at their Brentwood Bay shop. This included among many other things a new engine, a new canvas on the cabin roof, and complete electrical and mechanical upgrades. Donell was very kind to Merva over the 10 years he owned the boat, but his priorities changed.
Today she resides in Tacoma, WA.

Midnight Sun

Classic Boat Festival - Midnight Sun

Name: Midnight Sun
Class: Power
Deck Length: 80′
Year Built: 1938

Built in 1938 by North Van Ship Repair which became part of Burrard Dry Dock. Built at the foot of Lonsdale N. Van. as a table seiner.

Served in WW II as transport vessel. Commercially fished and packed until 2001 when bought by David and Emma Doig and restored/converted (2001-2005) into a yacht. Is Transport Canada certified as a passenger carrying vessel. Six staterooms on 3 decks. Carries approximately 5000 gallons of diesel and 2000 gallons of water. Burns about 14 gallons per hour for a speed of 9.2 knots. Weighs in at between 180-220 tons. Originally packed approximately 120 tons of fish.

Construction materials are Fir planking over oak frames, fir decks, mahogany, purple heart, yellow cedar interior.

MV Chickadee

MV Chickadee on the ocean infront of the Esquimalt Lagoon

Name: MV Chickadee
Class: power
Deck Length: 28’2″
Year Built: 1954


The owner completed an extensive refit in 2006.
Previous Owners:
1954 – 1957 K.G. McCandless (First Owner) Vancouver, BC. Ship registered as “Time Out” in Port of Vancouver.
1957 – 1965 J. L. Farris Vancouver, BC
1965 – 1970 E.S.L. Jones Victoria, BC
1970 – 1974 J.A. Mooney North Vancouver, BC
1974 – 1975 H.A. Keel Nanaimo, BC. Reregistered as “Chickadee” in Port of Nanaimo
1975 to Present Allan Millham Victoria, BC. Reregistered in Port of Victoria.

Under the command of the current Captain, MV Chickadee has cruised extensively in the Inland waters as far north as the Thurlow Islands and extensively in Desolation Sound, Jervis Inlet, Princess Louisa Inlet, the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt Inlet, the Southern Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands in Washington State and one memorable cruise to explore Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
She has served as a family cruiser, a platform for scuba diving and has been called on numerous times as a tow boat.

MV Sannox

Name: MV Sannox
Class: Power
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1920

Built originally as a steam powered yatch in 1920 she was converted to gasoline in 1925.She was originally called the Fee-Lu after the shortened names of John Ferrier from Vancouver and John Lucas, also of Vancouver. They owed their own ship building company called Ferrier and Lucas but hired the Kobayakawa yard in West Vancouver to build her. They sold it in 1937 and by 1942 she fell into the hands of Art Hutchinson from Calgary, AB. He only owned her for a short time because by 1946 she was owned by Charlie Stringer of Sydney BC. In 2005 Art’s son Alan R. Hutchinson of Ladysmith BC purchased the boat back into the Hutchinson family. Alan Hutchinson rebuild her and returned her to his home port in Ladysmith. In 2017 the boat was purchased by the current owner . She has been used, at various times, in the drug trade, she has been stolen, burnt and has survived it all!

New Seeker

SV New Seeker in an inlet with her sails down on a clear day. There is a green forest bluff on the left side of the photo, and mountains in the distant background.

Name: New Seeker
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1971

Millers’ yard which built New Seeker had a two hundred plus year history of building wooden fish boats, and in the 20th Century built MFV’s (motor fishing vessels). After WWII given a surplus of war commissioned MFV’s the Millers turned to “fishing boat type yachts”, which were given the “Fifer” brand name. Approximately 60 Fifers wee built in the 50’s through 1979 when the yard closed. New Seeker has been in the ownership and care of the Myers family since 1975 when Mark Myers a London businessman, the current owner’s father acquired her from James McBurney, first owner. New Seeker spent her early years based at Tarbert on the Clyde and cruised the Scottish Islands and Irish Sea.

From 1975 to 1981 she was moored at Bembridge Isle of Wight and cruised extensively through the Channel and North Sea and in 1977 cruised the French and Spanish Basque coasts. Shipped on a general cargo freighter in 1980 to Los Angeles California the boat was moored in San Pedro, CA then Ventura, CA and explored the Southern California coast with the current owners young family. In 1993 he sailed her to Oregon and every summer thereafter until 2013 sailed north to berth in BC at Oak Bay or Canoe Cove, so she is well known in Victoria and her owners have many local friends. In 2019 new Seeker made a 2000 mile round trip to Alaska. Her current home port is Olympia, WA. On many of New Seeker’s voyages north to BC and southward home on the wild Washington coast New Seeker true to her fish boat roots harvested albacore tuna.

Nut n Special

MV Nut n Special in a forested inlet on a cloudy day.

Name: Nut n Special
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1973

She was Quality built in 1973 as the last of the wooden motor yachts. Well maintained and updated to keep her going and looking good. Extensive teak inside and out maintained to the highest level.

Pacific Grace

Classic Boat Festival - Pacific Grace

Name: Pacific Grace
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 138′
Year Built: 2001

SALTS (Sail and Life Training Society).

Photo Courtesy of Leftcoast Media House.

Pacific Swift

Classic Boat Festival - Pacific Swift

Name: Pacific Grace
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 111′
Year Built: 1986

SALTS (Sail and Life Training Society).

Pacific Swift was built during Expo 86 in Vancouver and launched at the end of the fair in front of a crowd of approximately 30, 000 people (reputed to be the largest audience at a ship launch in Canadian history). She has since completed four offshore voyages from 1988 to 1995 with ports of call from Australia to Ireland. She is one of SALTS two tallships which take more than 1700 young people to sea every year up and down the BC coast.

Photo Courtesy of Don Gaynor.


Petrel in flat water. Photo is head on

Name: Petrel
Class: Power
Deck Length: 42′
Year Built: 1928

Designed as a salmon troller, Petrel was built in 1928 by the Columbia Boat Building Co in Oregon. She fished the Pacific Northwest for over 65-years until a retired cabinetmaker/boatbuilder bought her in 1994 and undertook a comprehensive 5-year keel-up rebuild. With impressive craftsmanship, he transformed Petrel into what one journalist described as: “a vessel so cute, so right, so honest, she’s like that perfect boat a kindergartner might draw from imagination”.

For more info, check out: http://www.petrel28.com


Vessel with white haul and beautiful wooden window frames

Name: Poem
Class: Power
Deck Length: 28′
Year Built: 1938

MV Poem, previously MV Sunshine, was designed by Edwin Monk and built in Seattle in 1938 and plied the waters of Puget Sound for most of her years. Almost always shed kept she is is splendid condition having been well maintained and carefully updated over the years. In 2021 she moved to Victoria BC under new ownership and was renamed Poem. There she received substantial hull and systems upgrades including new planking, abandoning almost all through hulls and installing new quality bronze replacements. All new plumbing, wiring and electronics. Over the winter of 2022, 23 she underwent a substantial full interior refit, rebuilt bulkheads, cockpit rehabilitation and full refinish inside and out.


Name: Prosecco
Class: Power
Deck Length: 12′
Year Built: Unknown

MV Poem, previously MV Sunshine, was designed by Edwin Monk and built in Seattle in 1938 and plied the waters of Puget Sound for most of her years. Almost always shed kept she is is splendid condition having been well maintained and carefully updated over the years. In 2021 she moved to Victoria BC under new ownership and was renamed Poem. There she received substantial hull and systems upgrades including new planking, abandoning almost all through hulls and installing new quality bronze replacements. All new plumbing, wiring and electronics. Over the winter of 2022, 23 she underwent a substantial full interior refit, rebuilt bulkheads, cockpit rehabilitation and full refinish inside and out.


White hauled silboat

Name: Ricochet
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 46’4″
Year Built: 1956

Designed in 1946, Ricochet is a Kettenburg Pacific Cruising Class (PCC) offshore racing/cruising sloop. Launched in 1956, she is hull number 21 of 24 built to the PCC. design. Following a catastrophic sinking in late 2011 a keel-up restoration began in January 2012 and she was finally relaunched in January 2023. The restoration included 52 pairs of new steam-bent White Oak frames and floors, complete refastening of the original Honduras Mahogany planking with silicon bronze screws, all new deck furniture (hatches, grab rails, etc) and covering boards, new standing and running rigging, new diesel engine, all new electrical, plumbing, propane, and communication systems, new interior cabinetry, restoration of original Skipper head, anchor windlass, etc. Most of the restoration work was completed by the owner himself and a couple of very dedicated friends. She’s always been a fairly quick boat and is currently moored at the Heritage Harbour at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.


MV Romance, a white hulled vessel on the water with a small forested island in the background on a clear blue day.

Name: Romance
Class: Power
Deck Length: 44′
Year Built: 2001 – 2008

The Romance was built with the help of Abernathy and Gaudin. Mechanical with the help of Paul Backhaus . Finishing and cabinet work by myself. Haul is cold molded with red cedar,yellow cedar frames. Horn timber keelsun and keel are fir.
Construction started in 2001,and launched 2008

Sandra Jean II

a previous salmon troller until 1997

Name: Sandra Jean II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 39′
Year Built: 1965

Commissioned in 1965 by Robert and Gary Russell of Gibsons, BC (father and son), Sandra Jean II worked as a Salmon troller on the BC Coast until 1997. That year she was purchased by Brian Patterson, also of Gibsons, who used the boat for recreation and as a licensed Packer until 2000.

Since then she has been in the care of Peter & Nancy Hardy who, working with the Port Townsend Shipwrights Coop, Washington U.S.A., have been gradually reconditioning the boat from stem to stern and doing so without changing her appearance as a BC Troller. Today she is as solid and as seaworthy as when she set out on her first fishing season in the mid 1960s.


Wooden vessel in motion with green trees on shoreName: SARAVAN
Class: Power
Deck Length: 33′
Year Built: 1938

Saravan was built for Harry Van Froome and was named for his wife, Sara in 1938. She was put into service as a harbour tug in Victoria Harbour. Between 1940 and 1942 she was owned by the Royal Canadian Navy as a harbour auxiliary and as a boom defense tug stationed at HNCS Naden in Comox, BC.

She was donated to the Ladysmith Heritage Society in 1988 by Ken Mulholland and was refurbished by volunteers. The work was finished in 1991 after which she was used as a passenger vessel for harbour tours. Saravan retired from active duty in 2009 and underwent further restoration to restore her to her original glory.

A video can be seen at https://www.lmsmarina.ca/events-and-facilities/museums-heritage-boats/

Sea Puss

Classic Boat Festival - Sea Puss

Name: Sea Puss
Class: Power
Deck Length: 44′
Year Built: 1942

Built as yacht-TUG owned for many years by Author EARNEST GANN. The vessel has had a recent refit by the owners of the forestry vessel FOREST SURVEYOR at EWING STREET MOORINGS SEATTLE. At some time the original engine was replaced by Mr. Gann ,we believe the original engine was steam later replaced by Detroit 6-71 later replaced by 6 cyl. Gardner Diesel.

When Mr. Gann first owned the boat he had her in San Francisco and later moved her to his home in the U.S. SAN JUAN islands.

EWING STREET MOORINGS is the home of the NORTHWEST MARINE PROPULSION MUSEUM that is responsible for the maintaining and repairing of a collection of boats, engines and marine artifacts.


Name: Silvana
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1937

Silvana attended the 2017 Victoria Classic Boat Festival. She was granted the Best Modern Classic prize.


Name: Skoal
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 26′
Year Built: 1939

Skoal was imported into Canada in the 1950’s. She had five Canadian owners before we bought her in 2014. She did some racing at RVYC and entered the Classic Boat Festival in 1986 & ’87.

Knowing she had a few broken frames and needed a new deck, she was slipped into Jespersen Boatbuilders shed at Canoe Cove Marina in 2018. The project grew to include new frames, floors, stem, stern, mast step, rudder, deck, cabin top, cockpit and interior. The diesel engine, head, sink etc. were all removed as she was to be a daysailer for our “old age”. Relaunched in July 2020 with new sails and an auxiliary electric outboard she now moors and sails in Brentwood Bay.

Star Bound

Anchored in a inlet

Name: Star Bound
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 26′
Year Built: 1952

boat launched in 1952 ,wellington,NZ. Designed by the famed designer Athol Burns. I bought it online, unseen, off of yacht world.com, had it shipped back in 2011 at great cost, the boat is stunning and worth every penny, incredible kauri construction, and probably the prettiest boat I personally have ever seen.


Classic white haul vessel with a wooden Dinghy

Name: Sulhamar
Class: Power
Deck Length: 25′
Year Built: 1924

Sulhamar is of similar design to Caprice (Curve of Time) She is in her 99th year and has had almost all of her wood replaced. A&G put a new bottom on her back in 2008.

Summer Wind

Summer Wind pulling her Tender with green mountains in the background

Name: Summer Wind
Class: Power
Deck Length: 88′
Year Built: 1924

The SUMMER WIND was built from 1938 to 1940 in Astoria, Oregon for the United States Coast & Geodetic Survey (now part of NOAA) for nautical chart-making. Although heavily built as a long-range working vessel, the SUMMER WIND was given the lines of a classic fantail yacht – possibly because her designed H.C. Hansen drew inspiration from an earlier design that had been commissioned in 1918. She is double-planked with fir on 8X8 oak frames and monel fastenings., and has ironbark toerails and rubrails, and Burmese teak handrails. She has the original 1938 Cooper-Bessemer direct drive air start diesel engines.

Commissioned as the E. Lester Jones, she participated in World War Two in the Aleutian Islands, and conducted nautical surveys all over Alaska including the first modern survey of Glacier Bay.

In 1971, the SUMMER WIND was surplused and sold at auction. After a brief trip through Central America to Florida and back, she has remained in the Seattle area since the early 1970’s. Her current owners bought her in 1993 and have used her as a liveaboard and cruising yacht, and hope to start a charter business some day.

SV Helma

SV Helma at sail on a clear day

Name: SV Helma
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 28′
Year Built: 1938

Helma spent the first 22 years of her life in Denmark. She was shipped to California in 1960 where she lived in San Diego until 2006, when her present owners Ollie and Janice Pedersen purchased her and brought her to Bainbridge Island,Washington. In 1966 she sailed to Hawaii and back; to the best of our knowledge, she is the only spidsgatter to have crossed an ocean. In 2017, she began a complete restoration in Port Townsend under the guidance of Robert d’Arcy and Douglas Jones. The restoration was completed in August, 2022. She is basically a brand new boat.

SV Mischief

SV Mischief sailing on a clear day with a large mountain silhouetted in the background

Name: SV Mischief
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 42′
Year Built: 1964




Classic Boat Festival - Thelonius

Name: Thelonius
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1953

Thelonius was custom built for a Portland Oregon dentist who wanted a ‘traditional-style’ design. Ed Monk modified a 1920’s plan, resulting in more living space, more head room, more storage than would have been in the 20’s. Unique features include glue-wedged hull seams (rather than caulk) and engine in rear under the cockpit (rather than under the wheel house).

Construction materials are yellow cedar planking over oak frames for the hull. Decks and cabins are teak. Interior trim is mahogany.


Sailboat Trine: it has a distinct blue sail

Name: Trine
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 34’6″‘
Year Built: 1941


Trine is one of the few remaining Norwegian cruiser-class called the 40kvm2 Spissgatter (40 square meter double -ender). Twenty boats were built between 1938 and 1947. Trine was built in 1941at the Grimsokilen boatyard in Sarpsborg, Norway. Each marked the “W” registration number. Being the ninth built of the class, Trine’s mainsail bears W 9.

The fasteners failed causing wood sickness in all the wood below the water line. The previous owner then spent the next 10 years restoring her. He fabricated new frames from oak and scarfed them into those portions above the water line. He replaced all new floor timbers, sternpost, keel, and deadwood. A new deck and cabin were constructed of cold-molded cedar. The boom and mast (spruce) are original though repaired.

The current owner found Trine on the hard in Sidney, BC. He worked alongside an accomplished shipwright to complete hanging the strakes. She was brought to Bellingham to complete fitting out. This included replacing all the fasters with silicon bronze; wedge-seaming the planks; fairing the hull; building all the interior furniture installing a new engine, electrical wiring, plumbing, electronics, painting, varnishing etc. All the lines, rigging and lifelines were replaced by a professional rigger.


Tsona docked with a small hill in the background

Name: Tsona
Class: power
Deck Length: 45
Year Built: 1950

Tsona was originally the Betty Lou until 1972 when Mr. Street of Victoria purchased her. He removed the chrysler hemi gas engines and replaced with the cats. We purchase Tsona in 2008 and relocated the boat to Crescent Beach. The boat is used for 6 months each year used as our home while we cruise the B.C. Coast.

Twin Sisters

Name: Twin Sisters
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 30
Year Built: 1954

Built in New Zealand 1954. Sailed to Bella Bella on her own bottom. Kauri hull.

Viking Mariner

MV Viking Mariner moving through the water with a green forested hill behind her.

Name: Viking Mariner
Class: Power
Deck Length: 54′
Year Built: 1955

Viking Mariner was built by Mario Tara at Ladner with fir planks on fir frames and launched in 1955 as Mar-Brothers. It was originally owned and operated by the Martinolich family, part of a family fleet that included Mar Lady, Marsons and Klemtu. Throughout her working life the Mar-Brothers worked as a drum seiner for Martinolich Bros. Fishing Ltd, and then the Canadian Fish Company on the inside and outside coasts of Vancouver Island.

Viking Mariner was refit and restored from 2001-2007 maintaining the lines of the original design by Marke Simmons & Carole Bird. From 2007 to 2011 John & Joyce Manning continued her meticulous upkeep. In 2011 Viking Mariner was purchased by her current owner, Charles Schell who completed her conversion to the current state. The boat regularly cruises the BC Coast when not at her usual moorage in Montague Harbour

Western Yew

Yew Docked

Name: Western Yew
Class: Power
Deck Length: 46′
Year Built: 1946

In 1946-1952 she was owned by Carl Johnson, North Vancouver BC. In 1952-1961 she was owned by Minister of Lands & Forests, Victoria BC. In 1965-1984 she was owned by Minister of Lands, Forests & Water Resources, Victoria BC. In 1984-1988 she was owned by Gordon McGowan. In 1988-1998 she was owned by Prime Minister Kim Campbell & Howard Eddy, Vancouver BC. In 1998-2000 she was owned by Marke Simmons & Carol Bird. From 2000-2022 she was owned by Louie & Robin Lakenes. From 2022 she has been owned by Jeff Hilberry.


Sail boat with a unique multi-coloured sail

Name: Windsong
Class: Sail
Length: 36′
Year Built: 1964

Windsong was built in 1964 in Grapeview, Washington. Anacortes is her current home port. This year Windsong acquired a new set of sails and a larger wood stove. This handy yawl is appreciated for her cozy accommodations and seaworthiness.


Classic Boat Festival - Winifred

Name: Winifred
Class: Power
Deck Length: 46.5′
Year Built: 1926



YDT 11 in an inlet with green mountains in the background under a cloudy sky

Name: YDT 11
Class: Power
Deck Length: 88′
Year Built: 1961


Zachary Musge

Name: Zachary Musge
Class: Human Power
Deck Length: 23′
Year Built: Unknown