Que Será is hull number 11 of a limited production run of 19 K43 Sloops built by Kettenburg Marine, San Diego in the mid-1960s. To our knowledge, she is one of three K43s built with teak decks, house and cockpit. She was extensively raced by her original owners in Southern California winning the Wrigley Cup shortly after her launch.
We purchased Que Será in 1985 and lived aboard for 10 years cruising the West Coast of Mexico, the Society Islands, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest. Que Será has been moored at the Port Townsend Boat Haven since 2001, when we moved to Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington.
Over the years work by local craftsmen includes restoration of the transom and mast by Taku Marine, canvas by PT Canvas and Northwest Canvas, rigging by PT Rigging and Toss Rigging, and woodwork by Mark Miller. Owner work includes the design and construction of the aft deck and cockpit, replacement of all plumbing and electrical systems, and interior and exterior finishes taken down to bare wood and renewed.