Welcome to the Classic Yacht Association!

The Classic Yacht Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of fine, old, power-driven pleasure craft.

Since 1969 the CYA has become a major influence in the growing awareness and appreciation of the classic motoryacht.  The Association is very active with a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus on the unique craftsmanship and designs of the classic era.  The Association and its various fleets are active in a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus attention on the unique craftsmanship and design of the classic era.   More . . .

Boat of the Week

Kiyi - 1926

CYA Member No.: 274
Schertzer 50' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Kiyi is a classic Pacific Northwest design by Leigh Coolidge, built by the Schertzer Brothers on Lake Union. Her hull is Port Orford cedar over bent oak frames, and her house is all teak. Her original owner supplied supplied all the wood, and spent $5,280 for her construction at the Schertzer yard at the foot of Stone Way.

Fantail designs were not common on vessels less than about 65-feet, since they tend to reduce space available for accommodations.  But with her mere 10-foot beam, the effect on the 50-foot long Kiyi is stunning.

Owner: Tom & Patty Henderson

Upcoming CYA Events

Pumpkin Cruise

Pumpkin Cruise

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  • Pacific Northwest
Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
CYA Event

Pumpkin boatA goulishly fun get-away to Harbor Village Marina, in Kenmore at the north end of Lake Washington.

Pumpkin carving and general mayhem will ensue . . .


2018 Pumpkin Cruise Flyer

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Dave & Heather Ellis

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Pacific Northwest
PNW Change of Watch Banquet

PNW Change of Watch Banquet

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  • Pacific Northwest
Saturday, October 27, 2018
CYA Event

Emma Caroline BakerMembers are cordially invited to the 2018 Change of Watch banquet for the CYA Pacific Northwest Fleet.

The banquet will be held on October 27, 2018 in the Fireside Room at the Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 East Hamlin Street, Seattle, Washington, 98112. 

As it is the Saturday before Halloween, period attire is suggested, but not required.

The evening begins at 5:30 pm with passed hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, and dancing to the sound of jazz vocalist, Emma Caroline Baker

Our sit-down dinner starts at 6:30 with a Caesar Salad followed by your choice of Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef; Grilled Filet of Salmon; or Spinach and Roasted Garlic Tortellini.  Assorted petit fours, coffee, or tea will complete the meal.

The Change of Watch ceremony will begin after dinner followed by the 2018 Fleet Awards. After the fleet awards you are invited to stay for more conversation with friends old and new.

Tickets are priced at $90.00 per person. To register for the Change of Watch Banquet and to make your selection for dinner and to pay please click here: https://cya.wildapricot.org/event-3036485

If you have any questions please contact Rear Commodore Tina Stotz 
(206) 790-6681 or tinastotz13@icloud.com

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Rear Commodore Tina Stotz

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SC Fleet Change of Watch
Southern California
2019 CYA Change of Watch Weekend

2019 CYA Change of Watch Weekend

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019
CYA Event

Eureka! Exploring the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers

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Welcome to the 2019 Annual CYA Change of Watch Weekend, hosted by the Northern California Fleet. The Hub of all of the weekend events is the COW Hotel, the famous Delta King Riverboat, moored in “Old Town Sacramento” on the Sacramento River


  • Delta King Riverboat Hotel is the center of this year's meeting. 1000 Front Street, Sacramento
    Hotel 855-516-1090
    Room rates from $148.00 ($186.44 w/tax) to $198.00 ($227.71 w/tax)
    Queen beds only, includes breakfast. 
  • Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel, 500 J Street, Sacramento
    Reservations 877-678-6255; Hotel 916-545-7100
    Group rate $209.00 ($267.52 w/tax) (12 rooms have been held at this price on a first reserve, first served basis—after these rooms are taken, the hotel has agreed to provide a lesser discount) 

​​​​Airport Transportation: 

Sacramento Airport is approximately 30 minutes from the hotel. Taxi, rideshare and shuttles available. 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, January 17:

     Arrive at hotels — 6:00 p.m. Welcome in the Delta King Bar

Friday, January 18:

Tour of the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA.  Depart Sacramento Hotel assemble at the hotel at 8:30, departure at 9 a.m. One hour bus ride to Stockton. Stephens Brothers Boat Builders is one of the most respected  names in boat design. When Stephens Brothers closed in 1987, the last of the company files and holdings were donated to The Haggin Museum. On display in the museum’s California room is a 1927 Stephens 26’ Runabout. Stephens Bros. boat owners and hobbyists consult The Haggin Museum's collection on a regular basis. The collection holding varies from boat to boat, but can include plans, advertisements, photographs, and hull files. Cost for the day: $55 per person.

Stop over for a hosted lunch at the home of Rusty Arieas in Walnut Grove.

Depart the Arieas home at 3:00 PM. Arrive at 4:00 at Sacramento hotel.

6:00 p.m. Welcome Party at the Sutter Club sponsored by the Northern California Fleet. 9th and L Streets.
Hors d’oeuvres and no host bar. 15 min walk or rides available to and from hotels. 

Saturday, January 19:

CYA Board Meeting at Hotel Venue 8:00 to 12:00—Breakfast provided.

Optional No Host Morning Tours (9-12):

Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento Underground. (Shawn Turner, 916-808-7973
Underground Tour requires advanced reservation. Please indicate on the registration form that you plan to attend. 
Cost is $15 per person. 
Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. Cost estimate: Entrance fees: $12. 

Lunch On Your Own -  Many local restaurants to choose from. 

Hosted Delta River Cruise—1 hour cruise on the Sacramento River on Hornblower Yachts. 1:30 Departure.

Change of Watch Dinner 6:00 to 10 p.m. - Change of Watch dinner at the Delta King. No-host bar.

Sunday, January 20:

CYA Board Meeting at Hotel Venue 9:00 to 12:00

Lunch On Your Own 

Possible Tours: 

Sutter’s Fort (open daily 10AM to 5 PM) Adult tickets $5.00 

Crocker Art Museum and Historic Home. 216 O Street. 916-808-7000. cam@crockerart.org 

Wells Fargo Bank History Museum, two locations - 1000 2nd St (Old Sac.) 916-440-4263 Book a tour, and 400 Capitol Mall, Main Branch. 916-440-4161. Book a tour. Admission is free. 

California Automobile Museum, Old Sacramento, 2200 Front Street. 916-442-6802. Adults $10.00, Seniors, $9.00. 

Invitations and sign-ups will be sent out soon, but if you want to get a jump on your hotel reservations you can do so at any time. Call the Delta King at 916-444-5464 and check out their website for more information and photos of the ship. Be sure to tell the reservation desk that you are a CYA member to receive their special discounted room rate.

Looking forward to seeing everyone here in Sacramento in January!

Gerry Kamilos, Commodore NCCYA 2018.
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Welcome New Member Yachts

1933 45'
Pacific Northwest Fleet

Original owners: United Airlines pilot, Frank W. Anderline and his wife, Florence. Christened Pamabro (Pa, Ma, and Brownie the dog) in January of 1933 at the W.J. Schertzer Boat and Machine Works on Lake Union, Seattle.

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1930 42'
Canadian Fleet

Original owner Edward  Weston,  J. Mofett  name Lorna Doone II.
Richard Powers later purchased in 1969 maintained the name Tenango
Purchased by present owners in 2015, undergoing complete refit.

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1950 36'
Pacific Northwest Fleet

Originally commissioned by Dr. William Kidd and Elaine Kidd and launched in 1950 by the Adams Boat Company on Portage Bay in Seattle's Lake Union. Duffy was built to plans penned by Edwin Monk in 1947, with some detail changes made during construction.

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1965 85'
Pacific Northwest Fleet
Sea Star

Sea Star features a semi-displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak over aluminum decks.

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