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 . . .
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.
13th Annual CLASSIC YACHT DISPLAY sponsored by Pacific Northwest Classic Yacht Association will be in the water all weekend long. Bring your sea legs and stroll the docks marveling in the beauty of yachts built as early as 1928 and up to 73’ long. The craftsmanship is unsurpassed and you have to see the beauty of these boats to believe it. Up to 20 will be on display. Meet the owners and tour these beautiful boats.
The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association in conjunction with the Port of Seattle will once again sponsor the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous as part of the Seattle Waterfront Classic Weekend, June 16 and 17 at Pier 66 on Seattle's downtown waterfront. Over forty classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II, will welcome visitors throughout this Father's Day weekend. This event represents the largest gathering of classic motor yachts in the world! Admission to all show sites is complimentary.
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Marquee Class will be Blanchard Boat Company built boats. Featured will be several of the Blanchard Stock Cruisers (“Dreamboats”), and tentatively, a 72’ schooner and a 100’ fantail motor yacht.
On Friday June 15th, 2018 the classic yachts will participate in a Sail-In Parade along the waterfront prior to their arrival at Bell Harbor at 4 pm. An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 pm.
The public is invited to the Bell Harbor Marina docks to view the classics on Saturday the 16th from 10 am to 4 pm, and on Sunday the 17th (Father's Day) from 10 am to 4 pm. Many of the boats will be available for boarding, and guests are asked to wear soft-soled shoes. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite yacht. The winning boat's name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque on display at Bell Harbor.
The Classic Yacht Association was formed in 1970, dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration and maintenance of fine old power driven pleasure craft. Almost 300 vessels are currently registered nationwide, with many located in the greater Puget Sound area.
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Navillus V is Stephens hull number M-104, launched May 5, 1963 under the name of Almardor. She was sold originally to Albert F. Roller, a noted architect in the San Francisco Bay area in the thirties and forties.