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.

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242 records found.

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.


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.

Owner: Stephen and Kenneth Moen

Riptide - 1927

Riptide
Schertzer 47' (Pacific Northwest Fleet - Classic)

Riptide was built in Ballard in 1927 by the Schertzer Brothers Boat and Machine Company. A 47-foot bridge-deck cruiser, she is planked in Port Orford cedar on White oak frames over an apitong backbone with Western Red cedar houses.  She displaces 12 tons, and is powered by a Cummins 5.9 liter diesel, cruising at 9 knots.  She was overhauled by the Port Townsend Shipwright's Co-Op in 2015, and is moored in Port Madison, on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Owner: Pete Leenhouts

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

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

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.

Owner: BJ Last & Julia Buck

Skal - 1928

Skal
Stephens 34' (Northern California Fleet - Classic)

Stephens Hull # 559: Elegant and stout with her brand new Yanmar Turbo diesel she's fit for any waters. 

Fully enclosed cabin gives one comfort all year long for a gracious live aboard. A Gypsy wood burning stove Keeps her warm and toasty. Great effort made to preserve old fixtures with modern conveniences carefully tucked away. Bottom rescue job long ago is now seriously strengthened with a professional install of laid up glass. 

Owner: Robert Sesar

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

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