2022 Registered Vessels


Classic Boat Festival, Alondra

Name: Alondra
Class: Power
Length: 38′
Year Built: 1941

Carvel method of construction with western red cedar on oak frames above the waterline and Douglas fir below. Cabin sides are Honduras mahogany with a canvas covered deck. The vessel has two masts that can be used for steadying sails and the main mast is also used to rains and lower the clinker built dingy that rests upon the rear cabin.

This motor vessel was built in 1940 in the family’s back yard in Point Grey, Vancouver. It was designed and constructed by David (Ted) Cook and his son, Edward, who was the owner’s father. Ted was a master shipwright in various shipyards in the Vancouver Coal Harbour area. It has remained in the family for its 82 years. During World War II, the vessel was enrolled in the Coast Guard Auxillary. Private vessels were encouraged to join and were to be used to evacuate Vancouver Island in the event of an armed attack.

Ama Natura

Classic Boat Festival - Ama NaturaName: Ama Natura
Class: Sail
Length: 36′
Year Built: 2008

Stem and transom horns are purple heart, keel is Angelique, frame is Oregon white oak, planking is dark red meranti.

Ama Natura (“She Loves Nature”) is a 36’ gaff ketch motorsailer used for the last 15 years for petroleum-free Inside Passage exploring and marine ecosystem decarbonizing. She is a sturdy, seakindly, and low impact vessel that is a floating classroom and laboratory. AMA is the flagship of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project. The “IPDP” has built alliances with several First Nations, the NWMC, and many ports, resorts, fuel docks, and countless boaters up and down the Inside Passage to implement its IPCC-consistent strategies to dramatically lower marine carbon emissions, eliminate air and water toxins, and help influence all renewable port and shore power by 2030.


Classic Boat Festival - Ananda

Name: Ananda
Class: Power
Length: 32′
Year Built: 1931

Ananda was built in 1931 in Everett, Washington by Peter Hansen. It was his personal vessel and originally named after his wife – Margaret. the vessel was later owned by Tim Wade from whom Charles Syburg purchased it and imported it to Canada in September of 2021.

Argonaut II

Classic Boat Festival - Argonaut II

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

Built as the Greta M for the Powell River Company in 1922, Argonaut II originally served as a corporate yacht used to shuttle executives between Vancouver, BC and the logging mills. Greta M was purchased in 1937 by the United Church of Canada and renamed Thomas Crosby IV. She was a mission boat for thirty years, serving as a floating hospital, library, post office, maternity ward, mortuary and church. The vessel was repowered in 1940 with a Gardner 6L3 and operated fifty weeks a year, calling on remote canneries, lighthouses, logging camps and mining camps along the isolated coast of British Columbia. She was renamed Argonaut II in 1967 for use as a charter and private yacht, and moved to Seattle, WA in 2002 where she currently resides.

Construction materials Planking of Port Orford cedar with Iron Bark ice sheathing at the water line. Decks are Douglas Fir with a Teak pilot house.

Avenger II

Classic Boat Festival - Avenger II

Name: Avenger II
Class: Sail
Length: 44′
Year Built: 1965

Built I new Zealand 1965. Sailed to BC and was used as a race boat. Won Swiftsure 1971. I’ve raced her and she does very well even against modern boats. Had line honors at Vic boat festival. I’ve lived aboard her for 19 years now.

Construction materials are cold molded kauri.


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.


Classic Boat Festival - Bruno

Name: Bruno
Class: Power
Length: 40′
Year Built: 1963

Build in Egg Harbor NJ, by the Egg Harbor boat company. This 1963 express cruiser model is only 1 of three remaining. She has been lovingly restored over the past 3 years.

Main building material is mahogany.

Camas Moon

Classic Boat Festival - Camas Moon

Name: Camas Moon
Class: Sail
Length: 22′
Year Built: 2022

Camas Moon is the first boat built to Tad Roberts’ new CoPogy 18 design. She is 18’ LOD, 24’ LOA, 6’6” beam and 9” draft. She is rigged as a gaff yawl, with an off-centre ballasted pivoting centreboard, additional internal ballast, and has a 6 HP outboard motor in a well. Designed as a trailerable mini-motorsailer for one or two people, she will be equally at home motoring all day in the calms or sailing when the wind serves. Construction is stitch and glue marine plywood hull and deck around structural marine plywood bulkheads. Spars are Douglas Fir spars, with a combination of D. Fir and a variety of reclaimed woods for most other elements. Extensive watertight storage compartments make the boat unsinkable. Construction began a few months after the start of the pandemic, and was completed June 2022.

Main construction materials are Marine plywood, D. Fir, various reclaimed solid woods.

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.

MV Chickadee

Classic Boat Festival - Chickadee

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

MV Chickadee was purchased in 1975 by current owner/skipper and has been used extensively as a family cruiser and as a scuba diving platform. Cruises have ranged throughout the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, the Sunshine Coast and well north of Desolation Sound, and one memorable cruise to Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver island.

Main construction materials are red cedar for the hull and Douglas Fir Planking on oak, fir, mahogany and yellow cedar frames. Carvel planked with oak seam battens. Decks are fiberglass on fir plywood. Interior and exterior woodwork is Honduras mahogany.


Classic Boat Festival - Circe

Name: Circe
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 67′
Year Built: 1931

Circe is a 1930s racing yacht that participated in the transpacific and Swiftsure regattas up the 1960s.

In the late 1970s Circe was bought by Stan Keck and underwent a 17 year refit. In 1995 Michael Gifford became involved in continuing the upkeep and has been the captain for 25 years.

Michael Gifford has just recently became the new owner and is continuing the stewardship.

Clupea II
Classic Boat Festival - Clupea II

Name: Clupea II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 52′
Year Built: 1930

In 1930 Boeing from Vancouver bc designer Allan Robert built the Clupea for the Canadian fisheries and ocean she work as a patrol vessel from 1930 until 1959. She was put up for auction where a man by the name of George Hill brought the Clupea where she started her transformation from a work boat to a cruising yacht.

Construction materials are fir hull with oak ribs

Coast Ranger

Name: Coast Ranger
Class: Power
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1967

This was the last wooden ship built by the forest service and was the largest. Most of its service was on the north coast.

Construction materials: bent oak ribs yellow cedar planking.


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!

Corsair II

Classic Boat Festival - Corsair IIName: Corsair II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1926

Construction materials are Oak Frames, Fir Decks and Teak Pilothouse.

Dean Ranger

Classic Boat Festival - Dean Ranger

Name: Dean Ranger
Class: Power
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1957

PGD3 entered service as a patrol vessel for the B.C. Government. She served in the Game Protection Branch, and as Otter II in the Recreation and Forests Branch. In 1967 she came under ownership of the B.C. Forest Service where she was renamed, Dean Ranger. She was to spend her time in the Dean Channel area north of Vancouver Island although she served most of her working life at Kitimat and Ocean Falls.

She, along with a number of other Forest Service boats, went to auction in 1984 and was purchased by Jack Graham of Victoria. Jack sold her to her current owner, Chris West of Sooke, in 2001.

In 2002, a 105 litre blackwater holding tank was installed. Wiring and water systems are all updated and in 2016, a 7-hp electric bow thruster was installed by Jenkins Marine Limited of Sooke.

Construction materials are Yellow cedar planking on oak frames clench nailed, fir keel, gumwood shoe, gumwood sheathing, teak and gumwood brightwork. Topsides: treated cedar plywood, teak and gumwood brightwork.


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

Classic Boat Festival - 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. Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Radio, River Pilots and commercial shipping companies.

Esther William's

Classic Boat Festival - Esther William's

Name: Esther William’s
Class: Power
Deck Length: 54′
Year Built: 1955

This 1956 Chris Craft Conqueror was originally purchased by Elmer Nordstrom and was named “North Stream”. North Stream was sold to a second owner who renamed it Comfort Zone. In 2000, we purchased it and renamed it after my wife and myself, Esther and William. She has had excellent care since new and has not needed “restoration”.

Construction materials are Mahogany hull and house, teak decks.


Classic Boat Festival - Eulalie

Name: Eulalie
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 46′
Year Built: 1946

Eulalie is a Kettenburg Pacific Cruising Class (PCC) sloop designed and built in San Diego in 1946 by George Kettenburg Jr. Referred to as the greyhound of the sea, this one design racing yacht claimed numerous podium finishes and a history of victories up and down the West Coast.

Eulalie, hull #1 was George’s personal boat named after his wife and highschool sweetheart. It was a showpiece for future sales of this extraordinary racing yacht.

Construction materials are Mahogany planks on Oak frames.

Euphemia II

Classic Boat Festival - Euphemia II

Name: Euphemia II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1928

Euphemia II perfectly captures the aesthetic of west coast cruisers of its time. Its graceful lines and powerful presence is underpinned by fine materials and excellent craftsmanship.

This vessel has a tri-cabin layout. The forward cabin sleeps 2. The center cabin is the wheelhouse. The aft cabin contains the galley and the saloon. The saloon can dine 6 or sleep 2. The main head is in the aft cabin with a ‘night head’ in the forward cabin.

MV Falcon Rock

Classic Boat Festival - Falcon Rock

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

The Falcon Rock is the first of a series of 51 foot “Rock” boats as Fisheries DFO protection vessel in 1960. The result of a design by the incomparable W.M. Reid naval architect and the Victoria shipyard McKay Cormack – Hull no. 47.

She was decommissioned in the 90’s and given to the Tsimshian Tribal Council before being sold to the present owner in 1999.

Construction materials are Fir and yellow cedar planks and decking on oak frames with gumwood stem and stern post.


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

Classic Boat Festival - Flying Cloud

Name: Flying Cloud

Class: Power

Length: 48.6′

Year Built: 1937

Flying Cloud was built for Francis Brownell, Jr., President of First Seattle Bank (later to be SeaFirst Bank), who owned Flying Cloud for approximately four years before being commandeered by the U.S. Navy during WWII, from 1941-1945 for use as a patrol boat/sub chaser in Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca. Once decommissioned, before the end of the war, she was purchased by Lyle Branchflower; he 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”. The boat had not been under her own power in 25 years. Lloyd worked many hours rebuilding the engines from parts that were stored in numerous boxes. We have stripped the bilge of over 60 years worth of paint and “bilge sludge”.

The interior was entirely stripped of all furniture, and Lloyd is in the process of rebuilding this. Lloyd removed and re-installed all plumbing and electrical systems. New fuel and water tanks were built and installed in summer 2003. The handrails were in extremely poor condition; some were painted black. They have been sanded, bleached and varnished. The Shugart’s have been doing most of the work themselves. Interior was painted in summer 2010. The Shugart’s are finally getting down to the final touches of ceiling tiles, permanent flooring, and additional furniture.

Although the boat is not yet completely restored, we have had many amazing vacations and seen many beautiful places together.

Construction materials are White oak frames on 5.5″ x 12″ Douglas Fir Timber Keel; Hull is Port Orford Cedar; House and handrails are teak.

Forest Ranger II

Classic Boat Festival - Forest Ranger

Name: Forest Ranger II
Class: Power
Length: 45′
Year Built: 1953

A one-off design Forest Service Ranger launch, the vessel was originally delivered to the Thurston Bay Ranger Station on Sonora Island. With her 3-man crew of Ranger/skipper, cook/deckhand and engineer, she was used in forestry operations in the Bute, Loughborough and Knight Inlet areas. After the Thurston Bay station was closed, the vessel was based in Campbell River for the duration of her service until being decommissioned and sold at auction in 1985. Purchased by Harold Campbell for recreational use, she returned to Campbell River. Since being purchased by Doug Mitchell in 1992, Forest Ranger II has been home ported in Sidney. Updates since 1992 include an engine rebuild, decks and cabin tops stripped to bare wood and re-glassed with epoxy resin, batwings added for better roll stability, double bunk built in trunk cabin, original galvanized steel water tanks removed and replaced with stainless steel tanks, electrical and electronic systems upgraded, autopilot and AIS added, new foredeck hatch leaves, and new bottom sections scarfed into both masts. Forest Ranger II circumnavigated Vancouver Island in 2016 and completed a two month cruise to Haida Gwaii and back in 2018.

Construction materials are Hull: Hull: Carvel built with fir and yellow cedar planks on bent oak frames.

Decks: Marine plywood covered with glass cloth and West System epoxy resin.

Superstructure: Marine plywood.

Forest Surveyor

Name: Forest Surveyor

Class: Power

Length: 60′

Year Built: 1944

Extensive remodel in 2008 by Baketun and Thomas Shipyard Seattle.

Gladsong II

Classic Boat Festival - Gladsong II

Name: Gladsong II

Class: Power

Length: 40′

Year Built: 1962

This boat was the feature boat in the first Vancouver Boat Show. Current owners are the second owners.

Constructed from mahogany.


Classic Boat Festival - Gleniffer

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

The motor yacht Gleniffer is unique in that she has managed to survive for 110 years and remains very close to her original configuration. She was designed by Brewer and McBryde of Vancouver, British Columbia. Commissioned for a Mr. J.D. Small. Gleniffer was built in the shipyard of W.S. Bailey and Company, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, where she was first launched in 1912.

Gleniffer is 40 feet long, has a beam of nine foot six inches, and draws three and a half feet. The hull is constructed of Burma teak, fastened with bronze drift bolts and copper-riveted teak and gum wood frames. Designed as a flush-decked cruiser with a canoe stern. As was the style of the day. She originally had an aft open cockpit with no wheelhouse.

She was designed in a time prior to the First World War, before production yachts, and when sailing and steam vessel design was evolving experimentally into motor launches. The racy new yacht became one of the early motor boats of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Construction materials are Burma Teak, bronze


Classic Boat Festival - Glorybe

Name: Glorybe
Class: Power
Length: 36′
Year Built: 1914

GLORYBE has been in this area for over a century. She was built in 1914 in a boatyard on Vashon Island owned by Charlie Taylor and Lewis Lee Grandy, the latter having started as an apprentice to Taylor. The yard was primarily turning out sailboats at the time, but also turned out a new style of power boat which was a precursor to the Lake Union Dreamboat and the Blanchard raised deck cruisers. Two of Grandy’s sons (Earl and Bill) went on to establish “Grandy Boatworks” on Seattle’s Lake Union in 1927. In January 2002 GLORYBE was nearly destroyed in a marina fire where she was moored. She was restored as part of the curriculum at the Marine Carpentry program of what was then called Seattle Central Community College, where the owner was a student. GLORYBE relaunched in June 2005. More recently GLORYBE is frequently moored in Port Hadlock, where the owner serves as the Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

Construction materials are Western red cedar planks on oak frames.


Classic Boat Festival - Gikumi

Name: Gikumi
Class: Power
Length: 58′
Year Built: 1954

The Gikumi has just celebrated its 68th year of commercial service on the British Columbia coast. It was built in Vancouver B.C. and had worked continuously out of 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 former 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, replacement of both guards, the horn timber, dozens of planks and complete refastening and re-caulking. The Gikumi is ready for her next 68 years of service.

Construction materials are fir planks, for decking, oak ribs, gum wooden sheathing and caps.


Classic Boat Festival - Gyrfalcon

Name: Gyrfalcon

Class: Power

Length: 88′

Year Built: 1941

Gyrfalcon was designed by the prolific naval architect H.C. Hanson and built by Sagstad Shipyards of Seattle in 1941 for the US Coast and Geodetic Survey. Her original name was Patton (or ASV-80). She was heavily built (4” thick fir double-planked hull) to survey and chart the Alaskan coast including the Aleutian Islands. In 1967, she was retired from government service. Since then, she has cruised from the Caribbean to Alaska. Purchased by the current owners in 2012, she has undergone significant upgrades to her hull, galley, heating, flooring, plumbing, electricity, hydraulics, electronics, and other systems, and now spends her summers cruising in Alaska.


Classic Boat Festival - Haven

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, and asked Paul Gartside to draw up the plan. She took four years of part-time work to build. Her hull is constructed of meranti marine plywood, her structure is Douglas fir, and her decks and cockpit are sapele. She was first launched 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.

Construction materials are wood – marine plywood hull planking, Douglas fir structure, sapele decks and cockpit

SV Helma

Classic Boat Festival - SV Helma

Name: SV Helma
Class: Sail
Length: 32′
Year Built: 1938

Helma is a 38 square meter spidsgatter built in 1938 in Kalundborg, Denmark. We purchased her in 2006 and after sailing her for ten years in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, decided to completely rebuild her from the keel up due to extreme iron sickness. We engaged Robert d’Arcy and Douglas Jones of Port Townsend to oversee her complete restoration over the last five years. The result was one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives; great friendships on top of a rebirth of a beautiful classic sailboat. The craftsmanship and creative investments for us are second to none. Heartfelt thanks to the many highly skilled people involved in Helma’s restoration.

Construction materials are Larch planking on oak frames. Teak decking over angelique frames. Purple heart for center line. Cabin is iron. Interior larch, mahogany, Port Orford cedar, and teak. Mast and boom are spruce. Total keel-up rebuild by Robert d’Arcy and Douglas Jones finished 2022.

Sail rigging is Traditional wooden sloop sails and rigging. Sail suite by Carol Hasse. Rigging by Ian Weedman of BrionToss Rigging.

Inside Passage

Classic Boat Festival - Inside Passage

Name: Inside Passage
Class: Power
Length: 50′
Year Built: 1981

Inside Passage is a Force 10 Sedan Trawler, one of three made in 1981 by the then owners of the Force 10 BBQ and stove manufacturers. These three enterprising boaters found an available hanger at YVR south terminal. Next, they ‘borrowed’ a 47′ Chris Craft mold, and cast three fibreglass hulls. Superstructures followed, with each partner customizing the interior to suit, and, with the aid of a crane and many helping skillfull hands, married tops onto the hulls. Inside Passage has been lovingly owned by a series of locals who took her up to the Broughtons and down to Olympia, stopping at every enviable, available cove in between. One talented owner, Linda Buckingham, filled her with superb crafts and finishing touches, transforming Inside Passage interior into a work of art. Linda published a book in 2000 on the process: Beautiful Boat Crafts ISBN-88179-192-x. The current owner, Wendy Bryan, purchased her in 2014, and started renewal by commissioning ‘a roof you can dance on’, resulting in a great enhancement used for many a star-gazing night, and sleepovers to watch meteor showers – August Perseids a favourite! Next, Wendy has been working on the brightwork, and her skills are showing gradual improvement. . . you are invited to google search ‘boat with a roof you can dance on’ for more details.

Construction materials are Fibreglass hull formed on Chris Craft mold. Mahogany and teak superstructure, replica of Rum Runner Trawler. Sister ships Belle and Hot Rum.


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.


Classic Boat Festival - Killdeer

Name: Killdeer
Class: Sail
Length: 43′
Year Built: 1939

Killdeer is a 38 ft ketch built in 1939 City Island, New York, for Capt. Meigs, a WW1 US Navy Commander for he and his two sons to circumnavigate. The method of construction, materials used, and bronze hardware is typical of boats of this vintage built on the east coast of the US. The boat has been sailed extensively by all four consecutive owners throughout the Bahamas and Western Caribbean.

Lightly Toasted

Classic Boat Festival - Lightly Toasted

Name: Lightly Toasted
Class: Power
Length: 16′
Year Built: 1939

Built in Michigan by famous boat racer and holder of many speed records Gar Wood, this 16 foot Gar Wood utility was built for the working man. The engine is an original Chrysler “ACE” 6 cylinder flathead, pushing this boat in excess of 25 knots. You can just imagine family’s pulling the kids around the many lakes of Michigan in the summer.



Classic Boat Festival - Manitou

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

This beautiful Monk designed yacht with refurbished interior. It was redone to include a large stateroom, extended galley, generous salon, and comfy v-birth. A Cummins 6bta diesel was also added to produce reliable and economical cruising.


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.


Classic Boat Festival - 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 Fizmaruice 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 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 youth and adults on sail training adventures in and around the San Juan Islands and Canadian Waters.

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.

Morning Star

Classic Boat Festival - Morning Star

Name: Morning Star
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 50′
Year Built: 1948

Launched in 1948 (as Evening Star), she was commissioned by Walter and Katy Maertens, who were one of the six founding commodore couples of the Seven Seas Cruising Association. They lived aboard in Glorietta Bay in San Diego for nearly 30 years. Every winter they cruised to Mexico, Central America and the Galapagos Islands. Summers often found them cruising the Channel Islands. The letters home of their cruising adventures and encounters with other early cruisers, like Eric and Susan Hiscock, were the inspiration for the SSCA bulletin.

Morning Star has sailed over 225,000 miles on voyages to Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and the US West Coast. Her most recent cruising includes multi-year voyages from Port Townsend via San Francisco, the Channel Islands, San Diego, Hawaii, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, and Alaska. Morning Star is a magnificent comfortable live aboard ocean voyaging vessel.

Construction materials are Port Orford cedar over stem bent white oak frames with five full length 2×4 stringers

My Fair Lady II

Classic Boat Festival - My Fair Lady

Name: My Fair Lady II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: launched – 1963

Built by Hugh Libby in his back yard of West Vancouver, designed by Ed Monk. Participated in the Alaska cruiser race in 1963 and we did the same trip with her in 2010. After many additional trips north to the Broughtons we are now readying her for yet another trip to Alaska in 2021.

Cedar Carvel planked on oak, Mahogany cabin.

New Seeker

Classic Boat Festival - New Seeker

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

New Seeker was built by the yard of James N Miller & Sons of St Monance, Fife Scotland. The yard had built fishing and other work boats for over 200 years. In the 1950’s faced with a lack of orders for new fish boats Millers turned to building a line of fishing boat type yachts they named Fifers. This venture was because there were so many surplus “Admiralty” MFV’s available ( boats built in large numbers during the war to Royal Navy specs) that new fish boat hulls couldn’t compete. New Seeker launched in 1971 and was the third from last Fifer built before the yard closed down finally in 1978.

New Seeker is 38 foot overall, 12 1/2 ft beam and draws 5 1/2 feet laden. She’s planked of Iroko (an African hardwood rated just below teak in rot resistance) on sawn oak frames. She’s massively built and weighs almost 20 tons gross. Topside cabin structure is Honduras mahogany with teak decks.

Classed as a motor sailer propulsion is both motor and sail. She has two ( original ) Perkins 78 HP 4 cylinder diesels (Massey, Allis and Fordson tractors were driven by same motors) driving 28” props and 450 sq ft of sail area on a Ketch rig. Given her weight, fish boat round bilge shape, bluff bows and twin bronze prop gears in the water shes not much of a performer under sail ( like sailing a house) but given a 15+ knot breeze abeam and a clean bottom she’ll deliver 5 ½ knots under sail. Under power she cruises comfortably at 7.2 knots, maximum hull speed is 8 knots flat out.

There’s fuel tankage enough to go 800 miles at cruising speed or 2,000 at 5.5 kts on one engine.

Jim McBurney, a Liverpool based steel fabrication company owner was the original owner ( who was upgrading to a 50 ft Fifer) and sold the boat to owner’s father Mark Myers in 1975. so New Seeker has been lovaingly looked after by the Myers family for 46 years! The boat retains its original name and British registry.

In her life time New Seeker cruised extensively in the seas around the British Isles from the Shetlands to the Bay of Biscay, from Norway to Ireland. In 1980 she was shipped to California from the UK and has cruised the Pacific Coast from the Catalina to SE Alaska.

New Seeker returns to serve the Classic boat festival once again as Committee boat for the sail races, a pleasurable duty she has performed for over 20 years

Construction materials are Iroko on sawn English Oak Frames, Galvanized steel and screw fastened, Honduras


Classic Boat Festival - Olmaha

Name: Olmaha
Class: Power
Deck Length: 60′
Year Built: 1926

Built for Neikirks of Tacoma, the name Olmaha was based on the first names of the family: OLin, MAude and daughter HAzel. Subsequent names included: Shoreleave (1932); Continental II (1944); Kodiac Bear (1949) – spent a year in Alaska transporting big game hunters to Kodiac for bear hunting; Litho (1951). From 1956 she was presumed lost until rediscovered on Lake Union in 1992 and moved to Vancouver Island to be registered as a Canadian vessel under her original name.

Restoration through the intervening years has included replacement of transom, aft deck, stem, mast, horn timber, guard rails and reduction gear as well as recreation of the aft enclosure, extensive re-planking, frame repairs, refastening and re-caulking.

Annual family cruises include going beyond the Gulf Islands to Princes Louise Inlet, Desolation Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. She serves as a wonderful venue for family weddings and other celebrations.

Oak II

Classic Boat Festival - Oak II

Name: Oak II
Class: Power
Deck Length: 34′
Year Built: launched – 1952

Red cedar hull above waterline, yellow cedar hull below waterline, oak ribs, fir decking and keel.

Only You

Classic Boat Festival - Only You

Name: Only You
Class: Power
Deck Length: 57′
Year Built: 1954

Only You #X-53-109, was shipped June 19, 1954 from Algonac, Michigan production facility to Motor Boat Sales, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was one of 42 made that year. We have not been able to determine anything else from 1954-1975. After that until 2002 she was in the Seattle Area then Sidney, BC until we bought her in 2016. The boat was taken to our boathouse in Nanaimo. During the winter months new teak decks, and all soft wood in transom and top sides replaced. Between boating trips Keith worked on a complete re-do of the master suite, repainted the boat exterior and re-did the upper saloon enclosure. January 2022 the galley was renovated. We spend the summers boating from The Broughtons to Puget Sound.


Classic Boat Festival - Orenda

Name: Orenda
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 45′
Year Built: 1979

Vic Carpenter is credited with pioneering the use of epoxy to reinforce wooden boatbuilding. The boat handles well, particularly in high winds off the bow. It is set up for offshore sailing.

The owner has adapted the original hull to satisfy his cruising comfort. Through the help of present day Canadian craftsmen, such as Covey Island Boatworks, Bruchmann’s, Blackline and Jespersen’s, the boat is maintained to a very high condition. She has been highlighted in several publications, including Wooden Boat twice.

Construction materials are Wood (Cedar, mahogany, sitka spruce) and epoxy.

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.


Classic Boat Festival - Patamar

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

PATAMAR was home built in Seattle by a Boeing engineer and has cruised extensively in the Salish Sea and has proven to be a reliable vessel. I am the 5th owner for now 25 years. She is kept in a boathouse in Seattle.

Construction materials are Carvel planked red cedar over white oak frames, Douglas fir center line, teak cabin, canvas decks.

MV Sannox

Classic Boat Festival - MV Sannox

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

The MV Sannox was originally built in West Vancouver in 1920 as a pleasure boat called the Fer-Lu. She began life as a steam powered vessel. Her steam engine was replaced with a gas engine in 1923 with the current Chrysler Crown installed around 1958. The Sannox has had relatively few owners including Robyn Hutchinson’s family, twice. Marc bought the boat in 2017 and has been systematically updating systems while reinstalling historically accurate pieces.


Classic Boat Festival -Sandpiper

Name: Sandpiper
Class: Human Power
Deck Length: 17′
Year Built: 1980

Sandpiper was built in 1980 by Brian Genn at the Alder Bay Boat Company on Granville Island, Vancouver. She is a Swampscott dory. She was refinished by Ian MacKenzie in 2010. Her original and impractical alpha rig was replaced in 2010 with a simpler lug rig, designed by the owner. She is regularly rowed and sailed off Cattle Point in Oak Bay.

Construction materials are Marine ply on oak ribs, with mahogany trim.

Sarah Elizabeth Banks

Classic Boat Festival - Sarah Elizabeth Banks

Name: Sarah Elizabeth Banks
Class: Power
Deck Length: 60′
Year Built: 1906

Converted 1906 British Fire Boat. Designed by F.T. Harker, who also built the original steam engines. Inactive service as The Fire King on the River Wear in the north east of England for over 50 years. Rescued from dereliction in the early 1980s. Came looking for its birthplace in 1998.

Rescued, subsequently shipped to Seattle and “re-imagined” by FT’s great grandson, Malcolm Harker.


Classic Boat Festival - Saravan

Name: Saravan
Class: Power
Deck Length: 33′
Year Built: 1938

Ladysmith Maritime Society.

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.


Classic Boat Festival - Silvana

Name: Silvana
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 41′
Year Built: 1997

Sistership to Taleisin, 29′ 6″ Lyle Hess design. Classic Cutter built 1997 Salt Spring Island.

Silver Fir

Classic Boat Festival - Silver Fir

Name: Silver Fir
Class: Power
Deck Length: 35′
Year Built: 1950

Silver Fir was built in 1950 by the Forest Service, to their own design, by their own Shiprights. She worked most of her career out of Lund, and also did time on Williston Lake alongside Cherry II. BCFS built 11 of this design, and she was built alongside White Birch and they were launched right around the same time. Silver Fir was sold off along with the rest of the fleet, but now works for the BCWS as a patron vessel in the Gulf Islands.

Construction materials are Red cedar above waterline, Douglas fir below waterline, bent oak frames.

Sir Isaac

Classic Boat Festival - Sir Isaac

Name: Sir Isaac
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 49′
Year Built: 1984

We purchased Sir Isaac in 2001 with the understanding she would need some work. In 2006 we put her into our shop we built just for the purpose of the restoration. In 2016, 10 years after putting her in the shop, she emerged after a very extensive refit that included: new decks, cabin, hull repairs, new engine, water and fuel tanks and a mostly new interior.

We have enjoyed sailing her, cruising and racing ever since!

Construction materials are Hull is cold molded Port Orford Cedar. Deck and Cabin are plywood. Above deck trim is Teak. Below decks, trim is Sapele and Cedar. Keel is bronze.

Smaller One

Classic Boat Festival - Smaller One

Name: Smaller One
Class: Power
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1973

Wooden fish troller converted to pleasure craft.


Classic Boat Festival - Sue

Name: Sue
Class: Power
Deck Length: 40′
Year Built: 1961

SUE is a mid-century flybridge sedan motor yacht built by Rybovich and Sons (West Palm Beach Florida, US). Her carvel planked hard chine, semi-displacement cedar hull is bronze fastened on bent and sawn oak frames. She has fine entry, flared bow, and (modest) batten keel with flat run to departure. The vessel’s upper works including cabin and coachroof are constructed from quality boat lumber with teak weather decks and stainless-steel deck hardware. The vessel is well protected by marine grade coatings.

Sue is a 1961 40’ Rybovich Sportfish completed as hull #48 in West Palm Beach, Florida by the iconic founders of the original sportfishing boats – Rybovich. She has several unique features such as teak decking on the foredeck afterdeck and flybridge, and having deckhouse corner posts. Sue is remarkable in that she remained with the original family owner for 59 years and was one of the first cold molded Rybovich vessels designed by the lead designer and son of founder, Tommy Rybovich. Sue began her trek by cruising from the West Palm Beach, FL., Rybovich boatyard to Annapolis, MD before being shipped to Seattle within a container via the Panama Ship Canal. An eventful trip report of the sea trial from West Palm Beach to Annapolis, MD is available.

Sue was re-powered in 2000 with twin 330 Cummins Turbo Diesel 6BTA5.9-M3 and ZF TRM 2234 Marine Transmissions with 2.04:1 reduction ratio to straight prop lines. Otherwise she is totally original with the exception of Cathodic Protection, Isolation transformer, new freezer/fridge compressor/condenser and new electrical infrastructure and upgrades.

The boat has been kept in covered moorage its entire existence alternating 5 months in Lake Washington and 7 months on Orcas, Isl or Anacortes.


Classic Boat Festival - Suellen

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

M/V Suellen is a late 1930’s Ed Monk Sr. design built by Louis Hascall, for his personal use. Hascall was a supervisor at Blanchard Boat Company in Seattle. The keel was laid before WWII. She was finally christened in 1951 by Hascall’s granddaughter, Suellen. Her hull is Port Orford Cedar and house is mahogany. She’s been restored by John and Jane Lebens over the past 13 years. her original engine was a Kermath flathead six. Since 1970 she was powered with a Perkins diesel. She was re-powered in 2022 with a Beta 70T diesel. Suellen was recently aboard and refers to her as “Grandpa Lou’s masterpiece.”

Construction materials are Port Orford Cedar and Mahogany.

Summer Wind

Classic Boat Festival - Summer Wind

Name: Summer Wind
Class: Power
Deck Length: 88′
Year Built: 1940

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.

Sunshine Special

Classic Boat Festival - Sunshine Special

Name: Sunshine Special
Class: Power
Deck Length: 38′
Year Built: 1965

Sunshine Special was brought from the Great Lakes in 1972 and has had her yellow stripe for 50 years. We’ve owned her since 2005 and cruise her extensively in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Her home port is Anacortes, Washington.

Construction material is mahogany.


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.


Classic Boat Festival - Tsona

Name: Tsona
Class: Power
Deck Length: 45′
Year Built: 1950

Tsona was built in coal harbour and launched in early 1950. She stayed in coal harbour until 1972 until she was purchased by Mr. Street of Victoria.

In 2008 Tsona moved to Crescent Beach where she now resides.

Viking Mariner

Classic Boat Festival - Viking Mariner

Name: Viking Mariner
Class: Power
Deck Length: 53′
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 “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, Dr. Charles Schell who completer her conversion to the current state. The boat regularly cruises the BC Coast when not at its usual moorage in Montague Harbour.

Vintage Port

Classic Boat Festival - Vintage Port

Name: Vintage Port
Class: Power
Deck Length: 32′
Year Built: 1954

A hardcover 50 page colour edition ” The Story of a Great Boat; from Entre Nous to Darito” will be posted, representing the previous 65 year history as Chapter 1 of this great motor craft, encompassing the period of previous family owners up to the purchase in 2019, and refit, and registration as Vintage Port, by the current owners. From this point onward, the history and legacy will be preserved, and evolve as Chapter 11!

Semi displacement hull, flared bow, raked stern with curved transom, center transom gate, and attached swim platform c/w swim ladder; Hull carvel planked (douglas fir) on sawn frames @ 8 ” centres with bronze screw fastenings; Deck fibreglass over plywood, with sawn deck beams @ 12′ & 19″centres; cabin top fibreglass over plywood; Topside hull and deck painted; exterieur brightwork sanded/refiniished in 10 coats of varnish; Hull bow portholes silicone bronze; Hull and deck salvaged, and significantly rebuilt following devastation of historic Sidney snowstorm of the century in 1996!


Classic Boat Festival - Waxwing

Name: Waxwing
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 30’6″ LOD, 36′ with overhangs
Year Built: 1975-1982

Built to a 1945 Alden “Little Tramp” design, a modified version of which was produced in 1960s by Cheoy Lee in fibreglass as the “Alden 32”. Purchased from builder in 1997, has participated in Classic Boat Festival all years since except 2017 and 2019, awarded Best Motorsailer 2012, winner division II open sail race 2002 and 2012. Dinghy built to Ian Oughtred “Auk” design 2020 and now carried on davits aft. Jib 2005 and main 2014 by Carol Hasse. Original Farymann R30 replaced 2017 by Beta 25, installed in water by owner. Home port Salt Spring Island.

Construction materials are D-fir backbone, oak frames, red cedar planking, galvanized fastenings; yellow cedar deckbeams, plywood/dynel/epoxy decks; teak wheelhouse and trim.

Western Yew

Classic Boat Festival - Western Yew

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

The Western Yew, a 46′ cruiser/former forest service patrol and supply boat, is a piece of British Columbian maritime history. She was built in 1946, by Gordon H. Oliver to a design by Milton Veale, and was purchased by the Ministry of Lands & Forests in 1961. She worked the coast for the ministry until 1988 when she returned to private hands and was most recently owned by Louis and Robin Lakenes. Formerly owned by Prime Minister Kim Campbell, she is now owned and sailed by Skip Jeff Hilberry with ‘2nd-in-command’, Suzanne Steele.


Classic Boat Festival - Windsong

Name: Windsong
Class: Sail
Deck Length: 36′
Year Built: 1946

Windsong was built in 1964 in Grapeview Washington. And spent her early decades near Olympia. Anacortes is currently her home port. This handy yawl spends a good deal of time in all seasons exploring the San Juan Islands, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

In September 2021, Andy and Kristin sailed her back to South Puget Sound for a visit to old haunts and harbors. The trip included an entertaining Orca encounter, exciting sailing and visiting friends. Kristin and Andy Stewart have owned the boat twice, first time in Olympia in the 80’s, and now in Anacortes, for the last 15 years. In the course of owning the boat we have replaced the transom, re-wired, made many interior improvements, designed new rudder and tiller, repowered and most recently refurbished the spars, re-caulked and re-fastened. We are especially happy with our reliable Beta Marine engine.


Classic Boat Festival - Winifred

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



Name: Zanzibar
Class: Power
Deck Length: 48′
Year Built: 1957

Zanzibar was built in 1957 by the Stephens Brothers yard in Stockton, California. Stephens was renowned for it’s quality, producing only 1246 vessels in it’s 84 year history. Originally the “Gaylee”, she was commissioned for Portland marine dealer John Trullinger at a cost of $70,000, equivalent to three custom homes at the time. Mrs. Trullinger insisted that the galley be placed up in the mid ships area, providing a view for the cook and creating a unique Quad Cabin design with sleeping accommodations for eight. The house and decks are constructed of Burmese Teak. Hull planking is Honduran Mahogany over oak frames. She has dual helm stations and retains her original hand oiled teak interior. Her exterior lines and sweeping arc from the cabin top back to the transom follow an original 1947 design by Dick Stephens. Power is provided by a pair of Crusader 8.1 liter Vortec gas engines producing 770 total horsepower. Cruising speed is 13 Knots with a top speed of 19 Knots. Zanzibar was awarded “Best Overall Powerboat” and “Best Engine Room” at the 2002 Victoria Wooden Boat Festival.

Construction materials are Teak house and decks,Honduran Mahogany planks over oak frames.

Zella C

Classic Boat Festival - Zella C

Name: Zella C
Class: Power
Deck Length: 37.75′
Year Built: 1927