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.

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237 records found.

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.


Olmaha - 1926

Martinac Shipyard 60' (Canadian Fleet)

Olmaha is a 1926 60-footer built by J. M. Martinac in Tacoma , Washington (still in business!) She is currently based in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC.  The name "Olmah" is an amalgamation of the names of the original owners and their daughter: OLin, MAude and HAzel Neikirk (ergo OLMAHA). (No relation whatsoever to Omaha, Nebraska!!)
 


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.
 


Kiyi - 1926

Kiyi
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.

Owner: Tom & Patty Henderson

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'


White Heron - 1926

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

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

Tiverton - 1927

Stephens 40' (Northern California Fleet)

Orba - 1927

Orba
Lake Union Drydock 42' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Built in 1927 by the Lake Union Dry Dock Company, the Orba was named by her first owner, Kelly Price, who had speculated profitably in the Oregon Basin Company.  Her second owner, Professor B.T. McMinn, cruised all throughout the waters of the Northwest aboard her for 33 years.  The many logbooks, still on board, chronicle her numerous voyages.  The current owners purchased her in 1971. [BH16]

Owner: Stephen and Kenneth Moen

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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