In the late 1950's, the Owens Company hired 30 year old Darryl Fish, an industrial designer at Ford Motor Company, to design their Tahitian model yacht. Fish was the designer of the "mod" 1950's Ford Thunderbird that began the sports car craze in America. The Owens Company wanted the same sexy styling found in the Thunderbird for their Tahitian model.
This is a partial list of boats planning to attend this event. Please note changes may be made and this list may not represent the final list of attending boats. Note: Additional photos and details for many of these boats can be found by clicking on the boat name or photo.
The Rendezvous is June 18-21, 2021 at the Bell Harbor Marina on the Downtown Seattle waterfront. For more details about the event see: Classic Yacht Association - Bell Harbor Rendezvous (wildapricot.org)Listed below: 34 boats.
BACCHUS is a classic 1970’s era 39 ft fiberglass tri-cabin trawler. This type of vessel was designed to provide boaters with a fuel efficient boat in the 40 ft class in response to the 1970’s OPEC oil shortage. She was designed by Arthur Defever and built by Hudson in Taiwan. She has a single 120hp diesel engine, so she cruises at 7 knots while only burning about 1 1/2 gallon of fuel each hour. BACCHUS has cruised all the waters of Puget Sound, Canadian Gulf Islands and traveled to Alaska numerous times.
54' 1939 Elco. Owners: 2004 CYA Commodore Peter E. Riess and Dennis G. Ballard. Powered by twin 671's. She was shown at the 1938-39 New York Boat Show.
Spent most of her years in Southern California. Transported by barge to the PNW in 2003 where she spent time in Port Hadlock WA. She was sold again in 2012 and moved to the Port Orchard Yacht Club.