Little Packet

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Christopher Jenkes commissioned a smaller version of Lester Stone’s personal yacht, when he saw the drawings he said, “That’s a nice little packet, and the name stuck. In addition the the commissioned Little Packet, the Stone yard built a sistership launched in 1967. We are the third owners of the boat. Dick Wren bought her in 1971 and was very active in the Master Mariners Benevolent Association on San Fransico Bay.
We acquired her in 2017. We replaced the atomic four gas engine with a Yanmar, upgraded some of her electronics, and had new sails built by Port Townsend Sails and new standing rigging by Port Townsend Rigging. She has benefitted from excellent maintenance throughout her life and has had very little structural work done.