At the recent Annual Meeting of the Classic Yacht Association, a resolution was passed to eliminate the “Affiliate” category of membership, which was perceived by some to imply a secondary status of member. The new system means all who join the CYA are considered equally as simply “Members”.
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Dixie Belle is a 26 foot Monterey hull launch that was originally owned by Zane Grey. Richard Gardner isaved her from sinking when he purchased her in 1999. After a long haul out in Long Beach CA.,Richard transformed her into a true Southern Cal Belle. Looking like a beautiful steam launch, Dixie Belle is powered by a four Cylinder Chris Craft gas engine. As an active participant in the Southern Fleet, Dixie Belle is both a classic beauty and comfortable launch. On her day she regularly cruised Newport Harbor and the Naples Canals in Long Beach proudly displaying the CYA burgee.
DIXEY BELLE has been covered and stored indoors for the last twelve years, and has a trailer.