Classic Yacht Register of Heritage


The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage – Database of the worlds Vintage, Classic and Grand Prix (Spirit of Tradition) sailboats. Registry includes surviving, and destroyed vessels with historical, known racing, and ownership history for educational purposes. Registry inclusion is either by vessel’s historical significance, invitation or request.

Eligibility Requirements – Vintage and Classic full keeled (or keel-centerboard), monohull, displacement yachts designed in or before 1967, construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. Grand Prix Divisions – Include all Spirit of Tradition Yachts as well as those classics which are either equipped for, or are competing at, a much higher level than traditional vintage classics construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. designed in 1968 or later. Designs whose intent is to evoke the look and feel of a vintage classic.

The Wall of Remembrance

A New Important Classification within each vessels profile that recognizes the dedicated preservation, stewardship and celebrity of all the men and women that have sailed on these legendary icons. All helping to preserve and add to the historical significance of these vessels for future generation to come.





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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
Kallate - Laurent Gilles designed Kalliste to win the Round the Isle of Wight Race, of which in her launch year she did. Twelve years later she was the model for Erik Hiscocks’ Wanderer III. - Type: Sloop - KALLISTE Specifications: - LOA: 28’0″ / 8.53m - LWL: - Beam: - Draft: - Design Number: 39 - Designer: Laurent Gilles - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Geoff Alexander/Gerry Toward, N. Vancouver, B.C - Year Launched: 1938 - Built By: Berthon Boat Co - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: - Sail Area:

Karenita - Formerly owned by the actor Errol Flynn as ‘Sirocco’, she hosted many famous names in the heyday of Hollywood, and more recently has been the flagship of the fashion clothing company ‘Blanc Bleu’. - Sail Number: K 55 - Type: Ketch - Ex; 1929 Karenita; 1930 Aviner; 1933 Simoon; 1934 Watchette II; 1936 Karenita; 1938 Sirocco - LOA: 75’0″ / 22.80m - LWL: 55’3″ / 16.86m - Beam: 14’9″ / 4.55m - Draft: 10’1” / 3.10m - Design Number: - Designer: John G. Alden - Current Owner: Private - Year Launched: 1929 - Built By: George Lawley & Sons, Neponset, USA - Hull Material: Wood - Displacement: 46 tons. - Ballast: - Sail Area: 6,835.08 sq ft / 635 sq.m

Karina - Type: Three Masted Steel Schooner - 1920 – Undaunted – 1923 Dauntless – 1942 G. K. Dauntless - LOA: 198′ 6.5″ / 60.53m - LWL: 150′ 0″ / 45.72m - Beam: 33′ 8.5″ / 10.30m - Draft: 17′ 0″ / 5.18m - Hull Number: 535 - Rig: Schooner - Mast: Lower section steel, topmast wood - Displacement: 590 gross tons - Crew: 26 Designer: Theodore D. Wells - Built By: Staten Island Shipbuilding Company, Port Richmond, S.I. - Original Owner: Commodore Robert E. Tod, New York, N.Y.Y.C. - Current Owner: - Contract Cost: $250,000 - Contract Completion Date: May 1st, 1911 - Launched: April 13, 1911

Kelpie - Type: Solent One Design - Class: Vintage - Was designed by Alfred Mylne as a Solent 38 foot class to race with the 42 foot Linear Raters. The story goes that owners who commissioned the new class decided to do so with a dinner honouring the passing of Queen Victoria. - LOA: 63′ 6″ * LOD: 57′ 6″ * LWL: 38′ 0″ * Beam: 11′ 6″ * Draft: 7′ 6″ * Ballast: * Displacement: 20,800kg Sail Area: * Identity No.: Y053790 * Yard Number: 85 * Hull material: Planked in pitch-pine fastened with iron dumps to grown oak frames at around 3’ centres and copper fastened to 2 heavy steam bent Rock Elm timbers between on an oak back-bone. The external lead keel is secured with bronze bolts. Iron strap floors on the grown oak frames. * Rig: Gaff Cutter * Designer: Alfred Mylne * Built by: J G Fay Co of Southampton * Year Built: 1903 * Restored By: Fairlie Restorations Ltd ( new wood keel, floors and lower frames, a new deck and deck structures to the original design; a new interior more sympathetic to the original intentions. extensive weight reduction exercise to the spars and rig. A new boom and gaff have been built by Nobel Spars and the yacht re-rigged by ‘Martins Rigging’* Current Name: Kelpie * Original Owner: * Current Owner: Pelham Olive * Sail Number:

Klaus Stoertebeker 3
Klaus Stoertebeker 3 - Built in Cranz, Elbe in 1921 as yacht called “Bille III.” Her hull lines and rigging reflect traditional methods of ship construction used at the turn of the century. - Sail Number: TSG 379 - Type: Gaff Ketch - ex; Bille III, Das Wappen von Bremen - LOA: 51’2″ / 15.60m - Beam: 12’1″ / 3.70m - Draft: 6’2” / 1.90m - Hull Number: - Designer: - Original Owner: - Original Name: Bille III - Current Owner: - Year Launched: 1921 - Built By: Schierhorn Werft, Cranz/Elbe, GER - Hull Material: Wood - Displacement: (GT / m³): - Sail Area: 120 m2

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  1. Duncan

    I am trying to find out information about “Freedom” she was built in 1939 for the Bermuda Race. She was from the board of John Alden and built at the Herreshoff boat yard. She is a Bermuda Cutter

    • admin

      Please refer again to our Classic Yacht Register, we have added to our database – 1937 Cutter Design Number: 676, built at the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Thank you for bringing FREEDOM to our attention…

  2. Ed

    How do I register my boat ?
    1938 Rhodes design..

  3. Jan Jacobsen

    I would like to forward an article on ‘Agathis’ a John Alden Ketch design number 1022 (redrawn from 744 Rena)
    Where should I send it to?
    Kind regards
    Jan Jacobsen
    Auckland NZ

  4. Brian Kerrigan

    I am trying to locate the hull lines and scantlings for Clinton Crane’s J-Boat “Weetamoe” Any help would be appreciated.

    • admin

      Email:, or call 860.572.5367

      WEETAMOE: J class sloop

      Plans set
      Crane, Clinton Hoadley; Herreshoff Manufacturing Company

      8 sheets of plans for 125.75 ft. J class sloop, WEETAMOE (built 1930), designed by Clinton H. Crane. Date of design is unknown.

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