CYA Yacht Register

This is a list of current CYA member boats that have been accepted as "Classic" (pre-1942) or "Vintage" (pre-1965) yachts by the CYA.

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  The criteria for acceptance into the CYA Yacht Register is detailed here.

CYA Yacht Register

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241 records found.

Thunderbird - 1959

Claude Wiley 40' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)

Thunderbird  is a “uniquely northwest” 1959 40-foot sedan-express cruiser, designed by Edwin (Ed) Monk, Sr. for the Wilkins family from Bellingham, and built by Claude Wiley in Cornet Bay on Whidbey Island, near Deception Pass.  She cruises the Salish Sea and the waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington. Thunderbird is built with White oak framing, Yellow cedar wedge-seamed planking, teak decking, and mahogany cabin-sides. She is powered by a single Volvo TAMD 70D Turbo Diesel in-line 6-cylinder 286-horsepower engine, idling at 5 knots (600 RPM); cruise speed is 10 knots (1,800 RPM); maximum speed is 17+ knots (2,500 RPM). [BH16]

Firebird - 1959

Stephens 43' (Northern California Fleet - Vintage)

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: 

The Dobbins Family were music enthusiasts. The Firebird by Stravinsky was the origin for naming the boat Firebird. 

Owner: Jonathan Arambel

Pearl - 1959

Chris Craft 32' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)

32' Chris-Craft Express Cruiser
When David Wiehle found Pearl, she was known by a different name and was in a much different state. Her name was Pau Hana, owned by Patricia Coulter who was almost ready to give the vessel away to the Sea Scouts for a tax break after the vessel had been on the market for over a year after her husband passed away.

Owner: Rick & Julia Grover

Miss Susie - 1959

Miss Susie
Chris Craft 45' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)

Chris Craft Constellation

Owner: Dale & Susie Roberts

Hesitation II - 1959

Hesitation II
Chris-Craft 55' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)

Hesitation II was built the last year the Smith Family owned the Chris Craft Company. She was owned first by Hilton Hotels. In 1969 she was sold to a small hotel chain in Florida. In 1972 she was bought by an Everett man and shipped to Vancouver. We bought her in 1976.

Owner: Stan & Robin Nelson

Joie - 1960

Stephens 59' (Southern California Fleet - Vintage)
Owner: Rusty Areias

Gatsby - 1960

Stephens 42' (Northern California Fleet - Vintage)

Louie - 1960

Chris Craft 36' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)
Owner: Christopher & Shirley Finks

Lone Ranger 2 - 1961

Lone Ranger
Stephens 60' (Southern California Fleet - Vintage)

Lone Ranger 2 was originally built for Jack Wrather in 1961. The Lone Ranger 1 was a 57' Chris Craft, that was kept on the East Coast. The Lone Ranger 2 was first shown at the Miami Boat show in 1961, and then at the New York boat show. I am uncertain of the exact years the Lone Ranger 2 belonged to Jack, but he then partnered with the Stephens Bros, and built the Lone Ranger 3 and 4. The Lone Ranger 3, is in disrepair, and is near Lake Michigan..

Owner: Jonathan Lennard

Capella - 1961

Vic Franck Boat Co. 60' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Vintage)

Capella was built as a long range cruising yacht for a family of 4 and crew of 2. Designed by Bill Garden and built by Vic Franck and launched in 1961. Alaska yellow cedar over oak frames on 10 inch centers. Powered by 350 hp Caterpillar D-337T.