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 BoatPages@classicyacht.org.  The criteria for acceptance into the CYA Yacht Register is detailed here.

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235 records found.

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. As Sandpiper, she participated in the original Capitol to Capitol Cruiser Race in 1928.

Owner: Shyrl & Don Eaton

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.


Turning Point - 1928

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

Turning Point is a Lake Union Dream Boat built in 1928 at the Lake Union Dry Dock (LUDD) Company in Seattle, Washington. The boat was designed by Otis Cutting. The LUDD Dream Boat production was stopped as a result of the Great Depression in 1930.  Overall length is 42 feet, with 11.5 feet beam, and a draw of 3 feet. The original configuration accommodated eight passenger berths. The forward stateroom features built-in berths and drawers underneath. The salon has double berths on each side. Originally, there was a single berth above these double berths. [BH16]

Owner: BJ Last & Julia Buck

Tule Lady - 1928

LaBruzzi 34' (Northern California Fleet - Classic)

Miracle - 1928

Miracle
Vic Franck Boat 30' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Miracle is a 1928 Vic Franck Sea Queen.  Current owners purchased this boat in 1993 with the intent to rebuild the boat to her former glory. The boat had been on the hard since 1984 and the weather had taken its toll. Over eighteen years she has had new frames, floor timbers, engine stringers, planks, decks, cabin, house, interior, all systems and has been re-powered.

Owner: Bob Irving

Black Douglas - 1928

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

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.


Blanche - 1928

Blanchard Boat Co. 36' (Southern California Fleet - Classic)

The Blanchard 36 foot stock cruiser, Blanche, was originally Blue Boy, commissioned in 1928 in Seattle.
Twenty-five of these Leigh Coolidge designed Blanchard stock cruisers were built between 1924 and 1930 and, of those, only a few were configured with the enclosed aft cabin. As Blue Boy, she returned to the Blanchard yard shortly after she was launched to have her enclosed aft cabin modified slightly, creating a stepped cabin top which is unique among these boats.  Norm Blanchard has a recollection of this modification being done, but cannot remember why the owner wanted it. CYA member Steve Wilen (Kensington) is a previous owner of the boat and he helped Norm Blanchard compile the written history of Blanchard Boat Company, Knee Deep in Shavings. Steve was helpful in giving some details of the boat’s history.

Owner: Linda LeMoncheck and Jed Shafer

North Star II - 1928

North Star II
Stephens Bros 45' (Northern California Fleet - Classic)

One of the last, if not the last 1928 Stephens, 45 foot Tri Cabin models". Hull extensively rebuilt and refastened, new transom, fuel tanks, electrical system, interior completely redone over the past 15 years by current owner Alan Almquist. Powered by twin Chrysler Crown (6 cylinder) engines.

Owner: Alan Almquist

Blue Peter - 1928

Blue Peter
Lake Union Drydock 96' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

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.


Sisuns - 1928

Sisuns 1928 Garwood
Garwood 29' (Southern California Fleet - Classic)

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