CYA Yacht Register


This is a list of regular member boats currently listed in membership with the CYA. (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.

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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.


Tiverton - 1927

Stephens 40' (Northern California Fleet)

Isle - 1927

Vic Franck Boat 30' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)
Owner: Dan Franck

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.


Mysterion - 1927

Arbuthnot 50' (Canadian Fleet)

Mysterion was formerly named the Mardonbill for the builder's family, Margaret (Mar), Don and Bill the son's, hence: Mar-don-bill. Since then she has gone through life with the names - "Acrasia", "Alcan" and last  "Mysterion" 

The builder was Russell Arbuthnot of the Arbuthnot Sash & Door Company in Vancouver B.C. She took two years to build. (1925 to 1927) Being fir planked on oak frames, with teak superstructure and decks from the scrapping of the "Empress of Japan" in 1924.


El Mistico - 1927

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]


Nonchalant - 1927

Hoffar-Beeching 51' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

Nonchalant was built in 1930 by Boeing of Canada in Vancouver BC, and was owned by the yard foreman until the late 30’s, when she was moved to the US. She has been in the Seattle area for the last 20+ years.[BH16}


Blue Peter - 1928

Lake Union Drydock 96' (Pacific Northwest Fleet)

The 96-foot ocean diesel yacht Blue Peter, built at Lake Union Drydock in Seattle in 1928 for John Graham of that city, was sold by him to George L. Machris of Los Angeles, head of the Economy Oil Co., the sale being made and the vessel delivered to the new owner at Los Angeles by L. E. Geary. [Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1934, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Superior Publishing Company, 1966., p. 430.]

Original engines: Twin 175hp Hall-Scott gasoline. BLUE PETER cruises at 12 knots using only 18 gallons of fuel per hour. In 1973, she was repowered with her present pair of Caterpillar diesel 334s with 3:1 reduction gears swinging her two 48" five bladed propellers. She carries 2,000 gallons of fuel and 2,200 gallons of water, giving her ample range at a good and comfortable speed.


Black Douglas - 1928

Black Douglas
Bath Iron Works 23' (Southern California Fleet)

Black Douglas is a 23 foot 1928 bay launch built and designed by Bath Iron Works. Emily Roberling gave the launch to her father who had built the 160 foot Black Douglas, a steel hulled schooner. She served for many years as the Port Captain's harbor launch at the Palo Alto Yacht Club under the ownership of Thomas B. Olson during the 60s and 70s. A long time member of the CYA she is currently owned by veteran CYA member Jim Butz and is berthed at California Yacht Marina, Wilmington, CA.


Euphemia II - 1928

Schertzer Boat and Machine 50' (Canadian Fleet)

50' 1929 Schertzer, home port Victoria BC.

Euphemia II (ex Mary MarAnn; Wanderer) was built by Schertzer Bros in Seattle in 1928. Her current name means “gracious lady.” At 50’ with an 11’ beam and drawing 4’3’’ of water she cruises comfortably at 9.5 knots. Her original Sterling gas engine has been replaced with a 6 cylinder Volvo Turbo Diesel that makes her an economical and reliable cruiser. This is Peggy and Mike O’Brien’s third (and last) classic yacht, having now been members of C.Y.A. since 1976.

Owner: Peggy and Mike O’Brien

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