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.

CYA Yacht Register

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246 records found.

Vandal - 1654

Vandal
Clark Bros. Boatworks 58' (Canadian Fleet - Vintage)
Owner: John and Lotte Davis

Elmore - 1890

Elmore
Unknown, possibly Astoria Marine 76' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)
Owner: Henning Heinemann

Humble - 1902

Built in Kensington, England 52' (Southern California Fleet - Classic)

Our oldest member — 52’ x 5’-8” Victorian English Gentleman's Launch
outfitted with Neko 3kW electric motor.

Owner: Victoria Fash

Sea Witch - 1906

Sea Witch
Elco 36' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Sea Witch was built in 1906 from British lifeboat plans. She was the first motor powered lifeboat in San Francisco in 1907. She was retired from the Coast Guard in 1913, and the house was added in 1937.  She is powered by a Perkins 6-354 diesel.  Sea Witch celebrated her 110th birthday In 2016.

Owner: N.W. Marine Propulsion Museum

Tusitala - 1908

Tusitala
Anderson Boat Yard 58' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Tusitala was built in 1908 in the Anderson Boat Yard in Seattle for John J Sessnon who owned the boat for just 4 years before he died. The boat was named Elizabeth at that time.

Owner: Richard Gilmore

Atlas - 1909

Atlas
WM Grant 50' (Canadian Fleet - Classic)

Atlas was built in 1909 at Harper Washington by Carpenter Wm. G. Grant and was the Flagship boat for Atlas Gas Engine Co. Originally powered by a two cylinder 65 hp, she was one of the very first gas powered tugs in the Pacific Northwest. She worked hauling barges of bricks for many years and rumour has it was also a rum runner during this time, before being conscripted by the US Navy during World War 2. After the war she was sold back to the previous owner for $10, went back to work, and left her mark up and down the coast.

Owner: Crystal Toupin and James Brickenden

Mina - 1910

24' (USA Fleet - Classic)

Builder and designer unknown.


Vagabond - 1910

Vagabond
Consolidated Boat Works 40' (USA Fleet - Classic)

Similar to Commuters, Launches were originally built for wealthy businessmen who lived on Long Island and commuted to Manhattan. They were often referred to as “limousines of the sea,” designed to meet the needs of privileged Americans who needed transportation from their homes along the rivers and coasts to their offices in the city. These boats were also used to go to the theatre in the evenings, enjoy afternoon cruises or attend yachting regattas. Some of the most elite socialites of the time, including the Vanderbilts, Morgans, Fords and Kennedys, were Launch or Commuter owners.


Rhinegold - 1911

Rhinegold 2007 [A. Davey photo]
Vancouver Shipyards 36' (Canadian Fleet - Classic)

Rhinegold is a rare example of an almost unaltered and intact power boat built at a time when "gas powered launches" were a rarity. She was a social hit for her owner, Maxwell Theolopolis Davies III, son of a wealthy English family who sent him to the logging outpost of Vancouver with his own cook and valet! Her lovely canoe stern leaves barely a ripple on the water as she slides along at a graceful eight knots heading for her shed at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club where she has been berthed for most of her one hundred years. Colonel Colin Ferrie kept her there for the duration of his ownership of almost 60 years and her present owner, Wayne Hartrick, continues to have covered moorage at RVYC.


Gleniffer - 1912

Gleniffer
W.S. Bailey & Co., Ltd. 40' (Canadian Fleet - Classic)
Owner: Tom Burnett

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