CYA Yacht Register


This is a list of current CYA member boats, including "Classic" (pre-1942), "Vintage" (pre-1965), and newer yachts. (These boats are NOT FOR SALE -- refer to the Classifieds for boats that are currently available.)

The boats are listed in chronological order. Click on a boat name to view the boat's information page.

More info is available on our Research page, including some vessels not currently listed in CYA.

If you own a boat listed here, or would like to be listed here, send text and photos to BoatPages@classicyacht.org.  The criteria for acceptance into the CYA Yacht Register is detailed here.

CYA Yacht Register

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238 records found.

White Heron - 1926

Harbor Boatbuilding, Newport Beach, CA 58' (Northern California Fleet)

Wanderer - 1926

Wanderer
Vancouver Shipyards 60' (Canadian Fleet)

Wanderer was built by Vancouver Shipyards and launched in 1926. She was originally a gas powered boat, now converted to diesel. During WW II, Wanderer was used as a Gun Station delivery boat. LOA: 62', Beam: 13.4'


Corsair II - 1926

Martinac Shipyard 50' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

1926 Coolidge design, custom built by Martinac Shipyard Tacoma, the Corsair was reputed to be a rum runner.


Malibu - 1926

Malibu
Blanchard Boat 100' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Malibu is a classic 100-foot fantail motor yacht designed by Ted Geary.  She was built by Blanchard Boat Co. in 1926 for the owners of "Rancho Malibu", then a remote ranch on the California Coast, but now the site of Malibu, California. Her third owner developed a posh resort at Princess Louisa Inlet, BC (Canada). Now a Christian Youth camp, Malibu Camp, as well as Malibu Rapids, are named after the boat.

Malibu is now owned by the Windermere Services Company (Parent company of Windermere Real Estate), and serves as the founding owner's private yacht and for various company and charity events.

Owner: Windermere Services

Kiyi - 1926

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.


Spartan III - 1926

Rodd Brothers 45' (Canadian Fleet)

"Spartan lll’ is 45’ long with a 12’ beam. Sparty (as she is a affectionately known) was designed by Herbert ‘Papa’ Gann and built in Victoria at the Rodd Brothers boatyard. During the war she served in the Gum Boot Navy, renamed HC 99 Naden III. After the war she was purchased by Bill Dolmage, who owned a Vancouver tug boat company. Bill made many changes to her and added the Gray Marine (GM) 671 that provides her power to this day.    Current owner has owned her since 1985.
 


Teal - 1927

Kruse & Banks 78' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Originally a U.S. government fisheries enforcement vessel, the TEAL was built at Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding in North Bend, Oregon, (on Coos Bay) in 1927. Her original air-start direct reversing engine has been replaced with a 350 horsepower Cummins 855 NTA marine diesel engine and the interior of the vessel has been extensively remodeled for cruising comfort by her current and previous owners.


El Mistico - 1927

El Mistico
Ballard Marine Railway 44' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

El Mistico was on the leading edge of technology when she was built in Ballard in 1927. According to an article in Power Boat Magazine, “The application of the low-powered oil engine to the propulsion of medium sized yachts and workboats is a comparatively new thing”. [BH16]


Tiverton - 1927

Stephens 40' (Northern California Fleet)

Pasado Mañana - 1927

Wilmington Boat Works 96' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Polaris was custom-built for attorney and financier Lee Allen Phillips in 1927, originally christened Pasado Mañana (“Get Around to It Tomorrow”). The Wilmington Boat Works used oak timbers, Douglas-fir planking, teak for the decks, mahogany finish for the cabins. As executive vice president of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance, Phillips had a hand in the construction of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, and the draining of the Cienega wetlands. As president of California Delta Farms, he oversaw the conversion of over 100,000 Delta acres to agriculture, including the Jones and Rindge Tracts and King, Bacon, and Bouldin Islands, collaborating with George Shima, a Japanese immigrant known as the Potato King. Much of the acreage was leased to Chinese- and Japanese-born farmers. Phillips took the Pasado Mañana into the Delta to inspect his properties and on duck-hunting trips, and to sea after marlin and swordfish off Catalina Island. She was also a “floating hotel” for visiting VIPs like Winston Churchill and Herbert Hoover.


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