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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255 records found.

Orba - 1927

Orba
Lake Union Drydock 42' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

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

Teal - 1927

Kruse & Banks 78' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Member)

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 - Classic)

Zella C - 1927

Zella C
Lake Union Drydock 42' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Zella C is an original Lake Union Dreamboat.  In 1974, she was moved to Everett, where, over the course of the next 30 years, Wes Ruff restored her from stem to stern, including hand laid teak and ash soles, solid teak doors with teak bulkheads and trim throughout, a new deck, new hull with Everdur fasteners, new oak deck timbers, new Isuzu diesel, new electrical with Trace inverter, new water and fuel tanks, new batteries, refrigerator, Dickinson diesel stove, built-in microwave, original and brass sinks with granite and marble countertops to accommodate modern conveniences, and a new lapstrake dinghy. Nothing was spared for Zella C. Her current owner cruises her extensively in the area.

Owner: Dr. Martine P. Roudier

Pasado Mañana - 1927

Wilmington Boat Works 96' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

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.


Hanna - 1927

Hanna
Schertzer Bros. 38' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Hanna was built in 1927 at the Schertzer Bros boatyard on Lake Union for Stanley Piper, Commodore of the Bellingham Yacht Club. Originally named Sandpiper II and renamed Hanna in 1988 in honor of Hanna French who, with her husband Ralph, owned the boat for 40 years and were longtime members of the Classic Yacht Association.

Owner: Shyrl & Don Eaton

Isle - 1927

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

Nonchalant - 1927

Hoffar-Beeching 51' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

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}


Mysterion - 1927

Arbuthnot 50' (Canadian Fleet - Classic)

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

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

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]


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