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In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019, Festival Boats 2021, Festival Boats 2022, Festival Boats 2023

Trine is one of the few remaining 40kvm2 Spissgatter racer-cruisers built between 1938–47 in Sarpborg, Norway. These were not “one-designs” but built to a “restriction measurement rule”. This meant designers could vary their plans so long as the lines remained within the maximum and minimum measurements. Each carried the “W” registration number. Einar Iverson, a wealthy paper magnate, commissioned a …

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Ariel of Victoria

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019, Festival Boats 2021

Ariel of Victoria’s keel was laid in Fred Peterson’s boatyard on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo in 1972. Carvel planked in Alaskan yellow cedar over oak frames with a western red cedar deck, she was launched in 1980 after “seven years of madness” by Ronald Hunt and Peterson. Doug and Jane Bond bought her in Victoria and raised two sons aboard, …

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In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2021

Built in Denmark in 1903 as an Anchor Seiner, Providence worked in the North Sea for several decades—serving in both World Wars and commandeered by Germany in WWII. After repatriation to Denmark, she served in the Danish Navy and eventually returned to domestic registry. Bought and sailed to Victoria in 1979 by Peter Watson and put back to work as …