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

Pat Pending - 1929

CYA Member No.: 196
Pat Pending
Lake Union Drydock 50' (Northern California Fleet)

Built in 1928 at the Lake Union Dry Docks, Seattle. Pat Pending has been owned by the Owen family since 1940. Originally 43 LOA she was lengthened to 50' in 1930. Shown here on the Mokelumne River.

Pat Pending was built in 1929 by Lake Union Drydock Company as one of their production boat line known as "Lake Union Dreamboats." At 44'-3", this bridgedeck version was in contrast to the "Dreamboat" style, known for their large rectangular aft deckhouses, which were very popular at the time.  So this version was advertised as part of the Dreamboat line as well.

Upcoming CYA Events

NC Fleet Opening Day on the Bay

NC Fleet Opening Day on the Bay

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Fleet: 

  • Northern California
Sunday, April 22, 2018
CYA Event

SF WaterfrontThe 101st Opening Day on the Bay!

This is a tradition for our fleet, as our classics lead the parade along the San Francisco waterfront.  Later our participants and guests cruise to a common spot for a pot-luck dinner.

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Northern California
04/22/2018
Opening Day - Huntington Harbour Yacht Club

Opening Day - Huntington Harbour Yacht Club

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Fleet: 

  • Southern California
Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
CYA Event

hhycApril 28-29, 2018 Opening Day. Huntington Harbour Yacht Club.

  • Arrive Saturday the 28th,
  • Dock party Saturday night or dine in Club.
  • Opening Day Ceremony in upstairs bar and enjoy Buffet Brunch.
  • Afternoon Harbor cruise if desired.

Opening Day is to be held at the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club like last year.  Nice Sunday brunch and fun day activities.  Members should contact Rear Commodore, Janet Beggs for details, especially if you are planning to bring your yachts.

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Janet Beggs

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Southern California
04/28/2018
PNW Commodore's Cruise

PNW Commodore's Cruise

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Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest
Sunday, April 29, 2018
CYA Event

Commodore's Cruise/CYA PNW Opening Day

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 . . .

Contact Name: 

Christian Dahl

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Pacific Northwest
04/29/2018
CYA Opening of the Gates
California Yacht Marina BBQ
Southern California
05/05/2018
Seattle Opening Day of Boating Season

Seattle Opening Day of Boating Season

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Fleet: 

  • Canadian
  • Pacific Northwest
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Non CYA Event

SYC Opening Day 2018This is the largest Opening Day celebration in the world! Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut past the University of Washington and the Arboretum, with boats and spectators lined up for miles!

Dock space is available for CYA members participating in the Saturday parade.   Contact Larry Benson, Dockmaster.

Contact Name: 

Diane Lander

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Canadian
05/05/2018

Welcome New Member Yachts

1965 57'
Pacific Northwest Fleet
Unforgettable

"UNFORGETTABLE" is a 1965, 57 ft Chris Craft Constellation, commonly referred to as a "Connie".

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1959 32'
Pacific Northwest Fleet
Pearl

32' Chris-Craft Express Cruiser

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1963 50'
Northern California Fleet
Navillus

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.

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1959 43'
Northern California Fleet
Firebird

The original owners were the Dobbin’s . Here is some history as told from the (now) 85-year-old daughter of the original owner of Firebird, Leslie E. Dobbins: 

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