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 . . .
The Commodore's Cruise has traditionally been held on the day after our Change of Watch dinner, which was in February. However, since we've change to having our COW dinner in November, the Commodore's Cruise is now a "floating" date - to be determined at the discretion of the Commodore.
Our new Commodore for 2018 is Christian Dahl, and he has selected Saturday April 28 to be our CYA Opening Day. It is the week before the big Seattle Opening Day, so will be a great opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and get the boat out of the shed! Details of when and where to meet will be forthcoming, so stay tuned . . .
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 yachts on the West Coast. Admission to all show sites is complimentary.
This year, the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous will feature a Marque Vessel Class: TBD 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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Our Membership System software provider, Wild Apricot, release a new upgrade this week, which included a feature we have been wanting. In the past, when we sent bulk emails to our members, they have only been able to be routed to the first email address in our database. . .
Scandalon is a 1953 45' DCFB Chris Craft. She is serial number 2 and came equipped with the Deluxe Sun Deck option which includes a covered aft cockpit. The original engines were replaced in 1965 with Chrysler 413E's which now have 5000 hours on them. The boat was thoroughly restored between 1993 and 1998 and kept as original as possible. She has been upgraded with an Onan 6.5 kw genset and 2000 watt inverter/charger. Typical cruising speed is 8 to 9 knots which yields about 1.25 miles per gallon.