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2019 Registered Vessels

This page will be updated for 2020 registered vessels once registration opens for the 2020 Festival.

Allegra
Name: Allegra
Class: Power
Deck Length: 52′
Year Built: 1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Allegra is a 50′ wood vessel built as a personal yacht by the Benson Brother’s yard in 1951. I have owned her for 11 years and she has been both my home and art studio/gallery. The Allegra has made 8 R/T cruises up the Inside Passage to SE AK. She is presently for sale as I am getting older and need to make some life changes.

Atlas
Name: Atlas
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1909

 

Atlas was built in 1909 at Harper Washington by Carpenter Wm. G. Grant and was the Flagship boat for Atlas Gas Engine Co. Originally powered by a two cylinder 65hp; she was one of the very first gas-powered tugs in the Pacific Northwest. She worked hauling barges of bricks for many years and rumour has it was also a rum runner during this time, before being commandeered by the “US Navy during World War 2. After the war, she was sold back to the previous owner for $10, went back to work, and left her mark up and down the coast. The historic Colman clock in Seattle’s downtown was once at the ferry dock before the tragic collision with a large cruiser broke it off and sent it floating away into the ocean in 1914. Atlas found and recovered her, towing her back to shore and the clock still stands and works today. Atlas has undergone a complete restoration over the last 20 years in Port Townsend, before being purchased by her current owners based in Vancouver, BC.

Bella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Bella
Class: Power
Deck Length: 65′
Year Built: 1965

Bella is a 65ft flush deck pilot house motor yacht designed by Bill Garden and built by Vic Frank at Lake Union, Seattle n 1965. Fortunately, Bella has been kept in a boat house since 1965 to keep the Puget Sound weather at bay. The initial build was shortened by 10ft as the original owner did not want to pay for the full length that Bill Garden had designed. The shortened Bella performed very poorly and was subsequently brought back to Vic Frank and extended to the original design length. Bella has had three owners. Prior to 2017 she was a US registered vessel based out of Olympia, Washington. Bella’s exterior teak decks make a welcoming location during fair weather. The pilot house with 360° degree views facilitates navigation and is a favourite place to enjoy the scenery rolling by. With three cabins, three heads, a spacious galley and dining area, Bella can accommodate 6 guests comfortably. A wood stove, diesel furnace and propane master cabin heater make Bella an ideal boat for year round cruising. Bella’s standing height engine room is a comfortable work space for general projects and for working on the twin Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engines.

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 with frames out of white oak. Deck is 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 Chevy 350 based engines and a top speed we had her to 27 knots. She is a fully planning hull and normal cruising speed is 20 knots, this is also our lowest fuel consumption at 2 Litres per nautical mile. We use her extensively and have done more than 2000 Nautical miles each year. We have restored her to be as original as possible.

Blue Moon
Name: Blue Moon
Class: Power
Deck Length: 32′
Year Built: 1952

Blue Moon was owned by one of Victoria’s most well know families in Victoria The Pendray’s former Mayor and owner of the Bapco Paint Company Pendray Farms And The Gatspy House and has been in Victoria since 1952 .Present owner has owned the Blue Moon for 18 years and has restored her to her present state.

B.O.B.
Name: B.O.B.
Class: Power
Deck Length: 37′
Year Built: 1960

 

 

 

BOB started life in 1960 in Keswick, Ontario and has been steadily making his way west. From cottage country through the Great Lakes in the 1990’s eventually to Kenora, Ontario where he fell a foul of a divorce.
Then another owner and a move to Cranbrook, BC, for a refit, new engines and other mechanical upgrades.
Then off to an acreage in Lumby, again another divorce.
That’s when we got him and off to Sicamous, BC for a few glorious seasons on the Shuswaps. Then a season on Lake Okanagan.
Time for a major refit 3 years on the hard and he was ready for the move to the ocean.
We launched into the ocean for the first time in June 2018 and have enjoyed the area, this is truly a cruiser’s paradise.
We attended our first Classic Boat Festival last year (2018) and it was the highlight of our boating season.
We are excited about the upcoming boating season and capping it off at the Classic Boat Festival again this year.

Cape Ross
Name: Cape Ross
Class: Power
Deck Length: 67′
Year Built: 1952

CAPE ROSS was originally built as a salmon purse seine vessel by Sterling Shipyards LTD in 1952. In 2007, with great effort and expense she was converted to a yacht. In 2012 she received new owners and moved South to Seattle’s Shilshole Marine. She is 67 feet overall, has a beam just under 16 feet and is driven by a Cat 3406B main engine. The new owners have spared no expense in the Vessel’s upkeep. In 2017, her port and starboard topsides were totally re-planked and her hull totally refastened and re-calked by Thomas boat repair of Seattle.

Chickadee
Name: Chickadee
Class: Power
Deck Length: 28.2′
Year Built: 1954

MV Chickadee was registered at launch in 1954 as “Time Out”. She was re-registered as Chickadee in 1974. I purchased the vessel in April 1975 and have owned and operated her since. She has cruised extensively in local waters and has travelled to Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island and as far north as the Thurlow Islands in the Inside Passage as well as all areas in between in the 44 years I have commanded her.

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 the only three Stephens vessels built to this design. Originally powered by twin Lathrop gasoline engines, she is currently powered by twin 85hp 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

Consuelo
Name: Consuelo
Class: Power
Deck Length: 31′ 6″
Year Built: 1960-1969
Curlew

Name: Curlew
Class: Power
Deck Length: 24′
Year Built: 1955

Curlew is a 24′ East coast style crew boat made in Victoria, BC in 1955 Carvel hulled red cedar on oak. It is powered by an EastHope 8-14 engine.

Deception

Name: Deception
Class: Power
Deck Length: 36′
Year Built: 1968

Deception has had three owners, since she was delivered in November 1968. She came with an 8 cylinder General Motors engine, which was replaced in 1990 with a Lugger (John Deer 668) engine. I have owned deception for 21 years, and she is moored in Anchor Cove in Anacortes under cover. She is remarkably dependable and comfortable.

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. After five years, she was sold to the Spencer family, owners of Vancouver’s Spencer Department Store, whjo kept her for many years. At the onset of WWII, Deerleap was conscripted into the Royal Canadian Navy, where she served as a patrol boat. After the war, she was part of the charter fleet belonging to Campbell Church, Jr. 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. Later she was anchored in Avalon Harbour as a floating B&B. Deerleap ended up being seized for non-payment of taxes and was put up for auction. She was purchased at the auction by the Gardner family, who completely restored her to her former elegance. They have been cruising and enjoying MV Deerleap for nearly 30 years.

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

 

The “Delta Lifeboat” is an active lifeboat and operates out of Ladner under the flag of the Canadian Lifeboat Institution (CLI) and the City of Delta. The CLI is a Search and Rescue organization whose main objective is to patrol during certain fisheries and other events and to prevent accidents at sea. We are a search and rescue partner working together with professionals and other volunteers to save lives at sea. The CLI dedicates much of this service conducting safety patrols especially during herring and salmon fisheries to ensure assistance is always close at hand. The all-volunteer crew continue to provide search and rescue services in the Gulf of Georgia and Fraser Estuary. As of today over 890 marine incidents have been handles by the “Delta Lifeboat”. As a marine artist, I also use by boat as a research platform and studio. Built in Honolulu in 1944, we have been told by a shipyard in Washington Stat that this boat was used as a launch/barge by Admiral Nimitz during WWII.

Double Eagle
Name: Double Eagle
Class: Power
Deck Length: 60′
Year Built: 1947
Duen
Name: Duen
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 72′
Year Built: 1939

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duen was built in Norway in 1939. She was originally a fishing vessel, under the ownership of two Norwegian brothers. During World War II, she was enlisted to help with an operation called “The Shetland bus missions” in which she helped carry allies out of Nazi territory and bring them to safety. After the war, the Norwegian government wanted to upgrade their fishing fleet so they made an order to sink all the existing fishing vessels, this included the Duen. The brothers loved the boat and did not want to see her sunk, so they gave up their fishing license to keep her. They were the proud owners until 1971 when they sold her to a couple named Albert and dotty Fletcher. The Fletchers converted her into the sailboat we see today, minus a few upgrades. They circumnavigated the world as a few times until they were ready to sell her in 1986 to Manon and Michael Hobbis, who remain the owners today. The Hobbis’ have used her to sail the world themselves and as a sail training vessel for youth at risk, and now for youth from Calgary since then. She is a beautiful double-ended gaff-rigged ketch with an 18-foot bowsprit, and 6 sails – a main sail, mizzen sail, stay sail, job, flying jib, and main topsail.

Faranda
Name: Faranda
Class: Power
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1937
Farida
Name: Farida
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1960

Owners sailed from San Francisco across Atlantic to Norther Europe and back. 2003-2013. Currently on a cruise from San Francisco to Alaska and return.

Faun
Name: Faun
Class: Power
Deck Length: 36′
Year Built: 1926
Flying Cloud
Name: Flying Cloud
Class: Power
Deck Length: 52′
Year Built: 1937

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Cloud was built for and owned by Francis Brownell, Jr., President, First Seattle Bank (4 years). Commandeered by the US Navy (1941-1945); used as a patrol boat/sub chaser in Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca. Purchased by Lyle Branchflower, (“Researcher”, 32 years); he used the boat to develop the cod liver oil industry. Then sold to a friend (“Catherine K”, 2 years). Then sold to Richard Shanks (“Grande”). In 2002, the Shugarts purchased the boat, and renamed her to her original name. The boat had not been under power in 25 years.
Lloyd worked many hours rebuilding engines from parts stored in boxes. The bilge was stripped of over 60 years worth of paint and “bilge sludge”. The interior was stripped of all furniture, and has been re-built. Lloyd removed and re-installed all plumbing and electrical systems. New fuel and water tanks were built and installed. Handrails were in extremely poor condition; some painted black. They have been sanded, bleached and varnished. The wheelhouse is incomplete; the galley is almost complete, with flooring, and ceiling tiles left. The Shugarts are doing most work themselves. Completed or not, we have many wonderful memories aboard Flying Cloud.

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

We are the second owner of this vessel. Gladsong II was originally purchased at the first ever Vancouver Boat Show in 1962 and was the featured boat of the show. Gladsong II was moored at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club until 2001. A complete restoration took place from 2002 until 2004. The engines are the original engines. The hull is made of marine grade solid mahogany plywood made to Chris-Craft’s specifications. The glue and technology used in manufacturing this hull was developed by Chris-Craft and the USA military during the Second World War for landing craft that Chris-Craft built during the war.

Glencannon
Name: Glencannon
Class: Power
Deck Length: 26′
Year Built: 1974

Glencannon is a Calkins 26′ Bartender Sportfisher. Her history is quite vague. She came to me with no name in 2007 as a rough and ready sport fishing boat that had been in storage for many years. My first purchase was an original set of drawings. I spent the next 7 years turning her into a pretty and supremely able pocket cruiser bringing her back to Mr. Calkins original design. We named her Glencannon after the great fictional Scottish Chief Engineer Colin, Glencannon featured in the hilarious short stories by Guy Gilpatrick.

Gleniffer
Name: Gleniffer
Class: Power
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1912

 

Gleniffer is a rare surviving example of a gentleman’s motor yacht from the Edwardian era. She represents a rapidly evolving design in the days when steam and sail dominated and motor boats were on the cutting edge of modern technology. She was designed and built in Hong Kong and delivered new to Vancouver, BC where she was registered in 1912. Gleniffer is built of clear Burma teak and fastened with bronze. The owners website is: gleniffer.ca (motor yacht Gleniffer 1912)

Grail Dancer
Name: Grail Dancer
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 61′
Year Built: 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This locally built vessel is based on the lines of Emma C Berry – a fishing smack built in 1866 and still afloat at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. The sail design is by Paul Gartside. Deck and cabin layout were done by the owner/builder with long range cruising for a small crew in mind.

Grischuna
Name: Grischuna
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 32′
Year Built: 1981

Grischuna is a Wm Atkin Thistle, a classic double ended wooden ketch built in Comox on Vancouver Island. She is gaff rigged on both main and mizzenmast and has tanbark sails. A perfect west coast sailboat, she has a varnished cedar pilothouse to duck out of the weather and is kept cozy by a Dickenson oil stove. A 1975 20 hp Sabb diesel pushes her comfortably at 6 knots. Grischuna has had the same owner for 33 years and Victoria is her home port.

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

 

 

 

The Gyrfalcon is an 88ft retired 1941 US Coast and Geodetic Survey vessel formerly called Patton or ASV-80. She was built at a boatyard on Commodore Way in Magnolia by Sagstad, and launched in 1941. She now is a private vessel located in Seattle. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar diesels, and sleeps 8 guests and 3 crew in comfortable quarters. After extensive renovations over the last 7 years, she is ready to return to Alaska.

Heather
Name: Heather
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 37′
Year Built: 1937

 

 

 

 

 

Heather is a canoe stern cutter built in Auckland in 1937 by one of the premier New Zealand yacht designers of the early 20th Century, Charles Bailey. In the 1960’s she completed a single-handed circumnavigation, and later was sailed to Hawaii, sold, and sailed to Port Townsend, Washington. A new cabin house and interior was fitted at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in the early 2000’s, and a minor restoration including much rot repair and full re-caulking of the decks in 2015. Since the current owners purchased her in 2015, she has been well cared for and received many tasteful modern updates to make her a practical cruising boat and live-aboard while maintaining a traditional look and feel.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua is an historical replica of the Spray, the latter being the first vessel to be solo-circumnavigated around the world from 1895-1898 by Captain Joshua Slocum. Owner Bill Harpster worked alongside Bill Elliott of Bay Ship & yacht in California to lay the keep in 1979, frame and cork the hull and build the decks. After launch in 1980, Harpster completed the houses, rigging and sails. Joshua’s maiden voyage was in San Francisco Bay in 1982.

Katie Ford
Name: Katie Ford
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 45′
Year Built: 1946

Katie Ford was launched on May 15, 1946 in Astoria, OR. We are the 3rd owners in 73 years. She has had a complete restoration below the waterline.

Ladyhawk
Name: Ladyhawk (SV)
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 85′
Year Built: 1943

 

She started her career in 1934 as a sailing fish boat with a helping motor. She fished the north sea for 40 years. She was taken out of fisheries in 1977 & soon after I purchased her and started to convert her to our home.

Loueda
Name: Loueda
Class: Power
Deck Length: 30′
Year Built: 1947

Loueda was launched in 1947 from Granville Island in Vancouver. Originally powered by a Kermath 6 Cylinder engine she received a diesel in the mid ‘70’s, which remains in place. She was built by the manager of a bronze foundry and thus benefited from extensive bronze fittings throughout where otherwise alternative materials would have been used.

Lucky Star
Name: Lucky Star
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 44′
Year Built: 1937

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marian II is a classic Lake Union Dreamboat built in 1928 by the Lake Union Drydock Company. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The Marian II was owned for 50 years by Herb and Virginia Cleaver, the founding members of the Classic Yacht Association. The boat started the tradition of boating to Husky games at UW Stadium.

Marionette
Name: Marionette
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1964

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.

Marlin III
Name: Marlin III
Class: Power
Deck Length: 41′
Year Built: 1958

One off build. Honduras mahogany hull and cabin and sides. Remodelled interior and all new systems. Classic 50’s styling, two cabins and two heads.

Martha
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 Francisco. 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.

James Cagney owned her from 1934-1943. Edgar Kaiser purchased her in 1968 and brought her to Washington; he later donated her to Four Winds – Westward Ho Camp on Orcas Island. The campers still sing the Martha song and Martha visits the camp each summer.

Martha was in a yard accident in 1976. She was dropped during a routine haul-out and stove in her hull on the port side. She was declared a total loss and was to be scrapped. Del Edgbert saved her from the scrap yard. After extensive repairs, he and his wife Paulette lived on board for 20 years. During that time they sailed Martha to San Francisco to race her in the Master Mariners Race, sailed to Alaska for a summer and spent many years sailing her in the San Juan Islands, Puget Sound and Canadian waters.

Martha is now owned and operated by the Schooner Martha Foundation whose sole purpose is to maintain and restore Martha and to use Martha to operate sail training programs. Martha has been under their care since 1996. Martha is still considered one of the fastest schooners around. Martha takes both youths and adults on sail training adventures in and around the San Juan Islands and Canadian waters.

Martha is no only the oldest working sailboat here in the state of Washington but she is also the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club

Merry Chase
Name: Merry Chase
Class: Power
Deck Length: 60′
Year Built: 1929

The MERRY CHASE was originally bu ilt as a purse seiner by the Nakade Boatyard in Steveston, BC. In 1942 fishing ended for the MERRY CHASE. The Canadian Federal Government seized the property of Japanese Canadians including 1337 fishing boats, including 68 seiners. Twenty of the seiners were added to the Gumboot Navy fleet including the HMCS MERRY CHASE. After the war, the seiner went back to fishing, this time for the Canadian Fish Company. She retired from fishing when John Ulevic sold the boat to Bob and Kathy Jordand in 2007. After years of restoration to a pleasure vessel, the Jordans enjoy cruising the beautiful BC Coast and their vessel has recently become a “Movie star” for two film production companies.

Mudshark
Name: MUDSHARK
Class: Power
Deck Length: 30′
Year Built: 1948

Built in 1948, I am the third owner. It has a marinized 350 Chevrolet with a Borg Warner 1/1 Velvet Drive that powers the boat to a reliable 12-13 knot cruising speed. With 145 gallons of fuel at 6-7 gallons per hour, it has incredible range. With low windage, a low center of gravity, a small keel with hard chines, it gives a very stable ride. Mudshark regularly cruises the San Juan Islands, Canadian and US, and is berthed on LK Union in downtown Seattle. I have owned the boat since 1989, the previous owner bought the boat in 1951. The boat has always been boathouse kept.

My Fair Lady II
Name: My Fair Lady II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1961

Two-time Alaska veteran. (1964 & 2010) Since purchasing her in 2008 numerous upgrades were undertaken as well as taking all brightwork down to bare wood, re staining and re varnishing. Bottom refastened, etc.

Ocean Belle
Name: Ocean Belle
Class: Power
Deck Length: 55′
Year Built: 1917
Olmaha
Name: Olmaha
Class: Power
Deck Length: 60′
Year Built: 1926

Olmaha was built by the J Martinac Shipyard in Tacoma, WA for Olin and Maude Neikirk and christened at launch on June 6, 1926 by their daughter, Hazel. The name was derived from the first two letters of their first names. On June 16, 1926 she sailed with Olin and 10 men from Tacoma to British Columbia on her shakedown cruise. After Olin died in 1932 Olmaha changed hands and names several times. In 1947 and 1948, renamed Kodiak Bear II, Charlie Maadsen used her to lead bear hunting expeditions to Kodiak Island, AK. Returning to Seattle in 1948 her Hall-Scott Invader was replaced with her current Detroit Diesel 6-71 and renamed Litho she remained a documented boat until disappearing in 1956. In 1992, found in Portage Bay in sorry condition, she assuming her original name and was moved to Sidney, BC. She came into our hands in 2004, subsequently undergoing substantial structural restoration to include complete re-wiring, replacement of stem, horn timber, numerous frames, planks and fasteners. Now structurally sound she cruises regularly to PLI, Desolation Sound and the Broughtons. She has also been the venue for family weddings and funerals.

Orenda
 

Name: Orenda
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 47′
year Built: 1979

This sailboat was designed and built by Vic Carpenter, perhaps the first Canadian to work with wood and epoxy. The Gougeon brothers, founders of West System epoxies, apprenticed under Vic The new Bluenose III copies the construction technique almost exactly. Vic kept the boat for his personal use until sold to myself in 1994. The Bruckmann yard refit the interior in 2002, and the boat was shipped to Vancouver in 2003.

Pacific
Name: Pacific
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific was built to lonline for halibut and to troll for salmon. She has always been regarded by the fishing fleet as one of the best of her type.

Pacific Grace
Name: Pacific Grace
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 138′ 7″ sparred
Year Built: 1999

The Pacific Grace is inspired by a line of classic Grand Bankers, including the world-famous Bluenose. She is a sail training vessel owned and operated by SALTS, a local charity with a heart for youth mentorship. The society runs four-, five- and ten-day sail training programs for young people ages 13-25 along the coast of BC. While onboard, trainees are introduced to every aspect of tall ship life including handling sails, navigation, galley chores, and bright work. When not on watch, trainees climb the rigging, row to shore in dories, sing sea shanties, and explore remote beaches. The Grace sailed on two offshore voyages, first from 2003-2004 then from 2007-2008, taking her as far as the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, and Japan. For more information on sailing with or supporting SALTS, visit salts.ca.

Pacific Swift

Victoria, BC- June 26/08 -The Pacific Swift heads into the Victoria harbour during a “Parade of Sail’ on Thursday afternoon. Photograph by Diana Nethercott.

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

The Pacific Swift is a square topsail schooner based on the brig of 1778 and built as a living exhibit during Expo ’86 in Vancouver. She is a sail training vessel owned and operated by SALTS, a local charity with a heart for youth mentorship. The society runs four-, five- and ten-day sail training programs for young people ages 13-25 along the coast of BC. While onboard, trainees are introduced to every aspect of tall ship life including handling sails, navigation, galley chores, and bright work. When not on watch, trainees climb the rigging, row to shore in dories, sing sea shanties, and explore remote beaches. The Swift has sailed on four offshore voyages, starting in 1988 with the last one in 1995. On these trips she ventured throughout the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, visiting the South Pacific, New Zealand, the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, and Europe. For more information on sailing with or supporting SALTS, visit salts.ca.

Patspatoo
Name: Patspatoo
Class: Power
Deck Length: 65′
Year Built: 1942
Passat V
Name: Passat V
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 45′
Year Built: 1951

Passat V has been in the Classic Boat show in the past years. We are the new owners of Passat V and are restoring her. We look forward in showing her off again!

Patamar
 

Name: Patamar
Class: Power
Deck Length: 34′
Year Built: 1937

 

This boat was home built by a Boeing engineer from plans by Jake Farrell. It has been owner maintained and kept in a boathouse in Seattle. The Patamar has extensively cruised the Salish Seas over its 82 year lifespan. The name means: “Foot messenger of the Seas”. (Portuguese)

Puffin
Name: Puffin
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 35′
Year Built: 1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the preface of William Gardens first book “Yacht Designs” there is a copy of a letter he received from a couple who were then in New Zealand. They had sailed from California to the Marquesas Islands then on through the South Pacific to Tahiti. Finally, arriving in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand they were working to replenish their cruising fund when they wrote Garden. Their boat, Puffin, was one of his designs and this was her second trip to New Zealand. Just over 26 feet on deck with a water line length of 22 feet 6 inches, she had ample beam of 9 feet 6 inches. She was designed in Bill Garden’s words “As a small oceangoing vessel”. One of three built in 1967 at the Y. Chen boatyard in Taiwan, Puffin and her sister ships were framed in Yakal and planked with Cypress (Port Orford Cedar). Their cabins, decking and hatches were built of teak. However, while under construction two changes were made to Puffin at the request, I believe, of the soon-to-be-owners Roy and Tee Jennings. Her cabin was extended one from bay aft and a bridge deck added, but otherwise she remains true to the original “Vashon Cutter” design.

RAT III
Name: RAT III
Class: Power
Deck Length: 25′ 7″
Year Built: 1998

RAT III was custom built for Tanya Westinghouse and David Barker as their DeCourcey Island transporter in 1998.
When the owner decided to move back to New Zealand in 2016, Ulrich Briner, their boatbuilder, became the new owner of RAT III. She is now located in Maple Bay, BC

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

MV Sannox was built by the Kobayakawa brothers in 1920 under the original name Fer Lu, for Mr. John Ferrier. She had a steam engine, a crew of two and accommodation in separate quarters for two passengers. The steam engine and boiler took up a lot of room and by 1924 it had been replaced with a 50HP Easthope and the crew laid off. Mr. Ferrier went on to build boats himself first with Ferrier & Lucas, Ltd and then with his sons under Ferrier & Sons, Ltd. The Sannox went with him. The vessel left the Ferrier family in 1937.
From 1942 to 1946 she was owned by Art Hutcheson of Calgary, who had a son by the name of Alan. He was very small at the time but never forgot the boat and by 2005, he found the vessel in Washington State, bought it and returned it to Canada. He sold it in 2018 to its current owner, who still keeps it in Nanaimo.

SARAVAN
Name: Saravan
Class: Power
Deck Length: 30.3′
Year Built: 1938

The Saravan, a wooden tugboat, was built in 1938 at the Stanley Park Shipyard in Vancouver, BC.

Saravan was built for Harry van Fromme and was named after his wife Sara van Fromme. The wooden tug worked in local waters for 50 years. During wartime, the Saravan patrolled the waters to protect the naval base at Esquimalt.

Following the wartime service, Saravan was purchased by Hemmingsen & Baillie, a towboat operation located in Chemainus, BC / Later Saravan was operated by J.D. Melon and the Ladysmith Log Sorting Company.

The Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) owns the Saravan since 1988. In 2010, the tug boat underwent extensive restorations. The works were carried out as a part of LMS’ heritage boat restoration program maintained by skilled and passionate volunteers.
Great attention was paid to historical details to return her to her original state.

The Saravan now resides at LMS and is docked at the Ladysmith Community Marina, to be enjoyed by all.

Sea Era I
Name: Sea Era I
Class: Power
Deck Length: 65′
Year Built: 1968
Seascape
Name: Seascape
Class:Power
Deck Length: 46′
Year Built: 1956

M/V Seascape is a 1956 46 foot Chris Craft Constellation. Built in Algonac, MI and originally delivered to Chicago. I found her in 2003 in the upper peninsula of Michigan and had shipped to me in Seattle.

Single Jack
Name: Single Jack
Class: Power
Deck Length: 36′
Year Built: 1941

1941 workboat built for BC Tel. Used for telephone line installation in Queen Charlotte Islands.

Sir Isaac
Name: Sir Isaac
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 49′
Year Built: 1984
Small Fry
Name: Small Fry
Class: Power
Deck Length: 16′
Year Built: 1941

 

Small fry was launched in august of 1941 in Pender harbour–on the sunshine coast–and owned by Mr. Harry Thomas of ballet bay, Nelson Island. The vessel was derelict on the Saanich peninsula–rescued by the current owner, and rebuilt by Robert Lalley–1981-82. Now used as a fishing boat out of Pedder Bay near race rocks–and a sometime cruising boat.

 

Sojourn
Name: Sojourn
Class: Power
Deck Length: 42′
Year Built: 1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sojourn is a 1946 Chris Craft double cabin cruiser. After coming to the west coast in the 70s it had a beautiful refit and has lived most of its life in Ladysmith, BC, until last year, we brought it to Vancouver, currently docked at Mosquito Creek. We are consistently doing projects to maintain the beautiful boat she is.

Spirit Moon
Name: Spirit Moon
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1970

Apparently built for the Head of CP Rail who sent it by rail from the east coast to the west coast of Canada. In 1997 the boat unfortunately was submerged in a shed due to excessive snow on the roof. It was rebuilt by a Sydney shipyard. There have been several caretakers till I purchased it in 2014. It is designed after the tuna fishing boats used off the coast of California by Art Defever, a design which has been copied by several yacht manufacturers.

Squalus
Name: Squalus
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 24′
Year Built: 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

Built under licence in 1965 by bever glass hulls #207 pf over 2000 built and still being built in Austria and has had 3 owners first two in Vancouver I purchased Squalus in January and brought her over to Victoria at the end of March.

Suellen
Name: Suellen
Class: Power
Deck Length: 37′
Year Built: 1951

MV Suellen is an Ed Monk Sr. design from the late 1930s. She was built by Louis Hascall, a supervisor at Blanchard Boat Co., for his personal use. Her keel was laid before WWII and she was completed after the war in 1951. Hascall’s grandkids, Suellen and Robert, referred to her as “Grandpa’s masterpiece.” John and Jane Lebens purchased MV Suellen in 2008 and have restored her to her original glory.

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

 

Built for the commodore of the Vancouver Yacht Club in 1924. Her sister ship was Caprice (Curve of Time) which burned and sank many years ago. She is fully restored, complete with a new 8 cedar plank hull

Summertime of Wight
Name: Summertime of Wight
Class: Power
Deck Length: 37′
Year Built: 1951

Summertime of Wight was commissioned by Sir Peter Johnson as an ocean racer under the RORC racing rules & when the rules changed to IOR the boat was no longer competitive. It was sold & a new cruising interior was fitted then she was sailed across the Atlantic through the Panama Canal & on to Hawaii, then up to Victoria where she has been for approximately 40 years.

Taihoa
Name: Taihoa
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1947

 

Taihoa is a Colin Archer styled Gaff Rigged Cutter, Double ended Full Keel Boat built in 1947 to take offshore. The oak frames were cut green over twelve months before use, air dried, soaked in urea, re-air dried, and soaked again in salt before steam bending, followed by two coats of Cuprinol. Planking was all air-dried for 12 months. Caulking seams were cuprinoled before caulking and the caulking cotton soaked by means of a jet of Cuprinol and allowed to dry before being payed with red lead paint and red lead putty. Taihoa has gone through many renovations and refit and the owners made sure to retain its classic look. In the past years, it mostly stayed around the gulf island and had Victoria, BC as its home port.

Teak Bird
Name: Teak Bird
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1964

One of its kind, William Garden motor sail cruiser, deck, hull and house of teak. Refit and re-power over four years, completed to her original specifications by Abernethy & Gaudin Boatbuilders of Brentwood Bay, BC. A long history of elegance at home in Seattle and voyages to BC and to Alaska

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

Thelonius was built in 1953 from plans adapted by Ed Monk Sr for a doctor who wanted a ‘traditional design’. Features that would not have been present in the 20’s are glue-wedged seams (rather than caulking), greater beam and headroom, v-drive engine (under the cockpit), small trolling motor adjacent to the original Chrysler majestic engine.

Tioga
Name: Tioga
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1954

Tioga was designed by K. Aage Nielsen and built in 1954 by Cantieri Baglietto in Varazze, Italy. She is a keel-centerboard yawl and was designed to the CCA rule. Tioga was raced successfully by her original owner, Brad Noyes, on the US east coast racing circuit using sails built by his close friend Ted Hood. Her hull is double-planked Honduras Mahogany over white cedar, copper riveted through her oak and locust frames with bronze floors and strapping. She has seen 2 substantial rebuilds on Shaw Island by Blind Bay Boat Shop and more recently had new finishes and deck caulking done by Abernethy and Gaudin Boatbuilders in Brentwood, BC.

Tsona
Name: Tsona
Class: Power
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1950

Tsona originally named Betty Lou. There have been 5 owners of her. The original owner took her for her maiden cruise to Gabriola Island. While the crew was playing poker in the galley (including the Owner) the vessel ran aground on the rocks off Silva Bay. Since then she has managed to stay afloat and provided many years of cruising for several families. Tsona has always been boat house kept which is evident in the overall condition of her. Present owners Bob and Sue Shaw live on Tsona from May to September spending the summer cruising the Gulf Islands and points north and south.

Tu-Tutsh

Name: Tu-tutsh
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 26′
Year Built: 1960

Nice sailing Thunderbird built by the current owner’s grandfather. Her hull number is 39 and she was faithfully built to the original design and features, mahogany trim and many original fittings and parts. Over the years she has taught the young to sail and seen many of the nooks and crannies of the Salish Sea.

Tyally
Name: Tyally
Class: Power
Deck Length: 30′
Year Built: 1949

Built on the Gorge in Victoria. Originally called “My Joe” a sedan cruiser. Complete refit about 2008 by Cove Yachts at Maple Bay. All new systems then and extension of the hard top. We owned her for 10 years and cruised from the Broghtons to Olympia.

Vahina
Name: Vahina
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 30′
Year Built: 1956

Built in Bristol, England. Sailed the Mediterranean, before crossign the Atlantic (approx. 1970). Sailed the Caribbean, before passage through the Panama Canal to the west coast (approx. 1980’s). The Vahina now calls Nanaimo home and new explores the area, including Princess Louisa Inlet and the Gulf Islands.

Viking Mariner
Name: Viking Mariner
Class: Power
Deck Length: 53′
Year Built: 1954

Built in 1954 by Mario Tara and originally named ‘Mar Brothers’. Viking Mariner operated as one of the first drum seiners, fishing coastal waters of BC until its retirement in 2001. It has been restored by owners Mark Simons, John Manning and Charles Schell since its retirement. It is constructed of fir planks on fir frames and powered by a Detroit Diesel 6-110. It is currently based at Montague Harbour and travels coastal waters from the San Juan’s to the Broughton Archipelago.
Winner of the 2007 awards for best engine room and best work boat at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival and ‘Best Work Boat Conversion’ at the 2018 Vancouver Wooden Boat Show.

Wildwood 2
Name: Wildwood 2
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1981-2003

Launched 2004 in Vancouver. Traveled the BC coast from Victoria to Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, west coast of Vancouver Island, all of the major inlets on the coast

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