Welcome to the Classic Yacht Association!

The Classic Yacht Association is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of fine, old, power-driven pleasure craft.

Since 1969 the CYA has become a major influence in the growing awareness and appreciation of the classic motoryacht.  The Association is very active with a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus on the unique craftsmanship and designs of the classic era.  The Association and its various fleets are active in a yearly agenda of yachting and social activities that focus attention on the unique craftsmanship and design of the classic era.   More . . .

Boat of the Week

Kiyi - 1926

CYA Member No.: 274
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

Upcoming CYA Events

Marina Pacifica Summer Cruise-In
Southern California
08/18/2018
Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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Fleet: 

  • Canadian
  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, August 24, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
Non CYA Event

Vancouver Wooden Boat SocietySponsored by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society, the annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is held at Granville Island in Vancouver BC in August each year. The dates for the 2014 festival are August 21-24.

If you are planning to participate in this event, please contact the Event Contact listed below to coordinate with other members.


Canadian Fleet Contacts: Russ and Dee Dee Chernoff
PNW Fleet Contact: Larry Benson

Contact Name: 

Russ & Dee Dee Chernoff

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Canadian
08/24/2018
Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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Fleet: 

  • Canadian
  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, August 24, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
Non CYA Event

Vancouver Wooden Boat SocietySponsored by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society, the annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is held at Granville Island in Vancouver BC in August each year. The dates for the 2014 festival are August 21-24.

If you are planning to participate in this event, please contact the Event Contact listed below to coordinate with other members.


Canadian Fleet Contacts: Russ and Dee Dee Chernoff
PNW Fleet Contact: Larry Benson

Contact Name: 

Russ & Dee Dee Chernoff

Contact email address: 

Pacific Northwest
08/24/2018
Antique & Classic Boat Festival - Salem, MA

Antique & Classic Boat Festival - Salem, MA

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Fleet: 

  • USA
Saturday, August 25, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
Non CYA Event

antique classic festival salemThe flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 25-26, 2018. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina. A hallmark of the Festival is the great variety of craft exhibited. “Where else,” says Pat Wells, Coordinator, “can one see 1900s-60s motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe! Although many of these craft are museum quality, they are real boats in the water and in use by their owners today.”

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USA
08/25/2018
Decatur Island Rendezvous

Decatur Island Rendezvous

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Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to Thursday, August 30, 2018
CYA Event

Decatur Island ChartletA new event!! 

Cruise, ride another vessel or fly to Decatur Island!  For those cruising from Vancouver Boat Festival to the Victoria Festival, we have place for you to stop and relax in the San Juan Islands.

Here are some preliminary details for the event.  Please call us if planning to attend so we can plan for people and events.

Tuesday 28th
Arrivals either at Read’s Bay (west side of Decatur Island) or Davis Bay  (East side).  Read’s Bay has the Decatur Shores Community Association Dock.  Touch and go with no overnights, but dinghy’s can stay on the dock if room.  Davis Bay arrivals may beach near the County Boat ramp.  Anchor off shore.

Optional private ferry is Paraclete 360-293-5920  Around $35/person each way.  State guest of Dahl’s to DSCA dock.  Usually 2 round trips/day out of Skyline Marina (Anacortes.)  If arriving via private aircraft, call first.

Rides to Dahl’s house via several trucks,  golf carts or car (1-1.7 mile walks).  Accommodations available first come first served.  Bedroom or loft, bunk beds etc.  May be able to open other houses if more staying on shore.  Assume many boaters stay on their own boats.

Please see attached map.  Our home is east of the airfield, in the SE portion of the blue Decatur Shores Community Association section.  We face south and see Whidbey Island..

Hikes, kayaking, crabbing, golf (9 hole quirky course). Hikes to gardens or peaks. Pot luck dinner.

Wednesday 29th arrivals welcome.
Breakfast on Dahl’s at house.  Light lunch fare.  Potluck dinner.  Picnic at park or sunset?
Same activities.  Depends on vessels.  Paddle out to James island?

Thursday 30th
Breakfast again on Dahl’s at house.  Depart for Victoria or??

Hosts: Christian and Jeanne Dahl
         425-478-2514  -  425-478-2167
 

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Pacific Northwest
08/28/2018

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