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ANJA

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ANJA is based on a gaff rigged Bristol pilot cutter designed by Roger Long in 1976. Launched in 2014 on Saltspring Island, BC. Hull built by David Betts and the cabin, rig and interior built by Arnt Arntzen in 2020. ANJA is the cover girl on Wooden Boat Magazine Jan/Feb 2023 with a fabulous article by Larry Cheek and photos …

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Lotus

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Originally named Mango, this trailerable Farrier RF9AXT trimaran was launched in 1994 by Australian Colin Haigh, a Vancouver-based machinist. He meticulously crafted her to plan in strip plank Durakore, a balsa/mahogany hybrid material. It is covered in fiberglass and carbon fabrics laid in epoxy, and painted with aircraft LPU. These material choices make her lighter by 200 pounds, prettier, better …

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Grace O’Malley

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John Vardiman, a country doctor, over ten years, built, with friends in Beaumont Texas the Malabar II, John Alden designed Schooner Bradna Rose. Michael Durland and Dick Schuettge. with Shipwrights from PortTownsend, rebuilt the Gaff rigged Schooner as a Staysail Schooner, named Grace O’ Malley.

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Badger

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Badger (YAG-319) was one of ten wooden YAG-300 (Yard Auxiliary, General) vessels built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) between 1953 and 1955. Built for use as auxiliary craft, Badger primarily served as an at-sea training platform for junior naval officers, boatswains, reserve personnel and Sea Cadets at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

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Vixen

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Vixen has sailed two-and-a-half times around the world. She spent most of the 1990s being restored in Port Townsend and then began a second circumnavigation with the current owners which lasted 11 years and included three Atlantic crossings.

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First Light

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First Light has cruised the PNW since the mid 1980s. She was moored under covered at Stimson marine in Ballard since 1989. After cruising and owning plastic sailboats for 25 plus years I took the plunge and purchased her in June of 2023 and moved her 1/2 mile to her new home under cover at Lockhaven marina on the magnolia …

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Klara

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Klara, the Somes Sound 12 1/2 designed by John Brooks, follows the tradition of a sturdy, elegant daysailer – the Herreshoff 12 ½ (aka The Buzzard Bay Boys Boat). Its immediate predecessor was Joel White’s Haven 12 1/2, which has often been built using cold molded construction. The Somes Sound iteration of the 12 ½ family capitalizes on glued plywood …

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Puffin

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Built at the renown Jensen boatyard in Friday Harbor, Wa. to a Bill Garden design the Puffin is as close to the quintessential Northwest cruiser as is possible. She is heavy, almost 80,000 lbs and sits comfortably on the water without the need for additional stabilizers or aids to her stability. She has a Gardner 6 LXB diesel engine, 3500 …

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UNO

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Michael Norman built her at Mud Bay on Lopez Island. She was basic transportation for Decatur Island owners until federal agents seized her for rum running; they used her as a pursuit boat. Ownership eventually returned to Decatur Island after repeal of prohibition. Restored by Charlie Bowers in 1948 – 50, sold to Bob Schoen of Orcas Island in 1960 …

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Pax

In Festival Boats 2024

PAX is the only 45 sq meter Danish Spidsgatter sailing in North America. Pax (Latin for Peace) is a spidsgatter (Danish for “double ender”) built in Kalundborg, Denmark in 1936. The spidsgatter was a racing class begun in the mid-1920s as sail clubs across Denmark sought to expand opportunities for families to sail together. The boats were fast (very high …