John G. Alden KARENITA

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.
Sail Area: 6,835.08 sq ft / 635 sq.m



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’.

Nearly every weekend the Hollywood elite would race their yachts to Catalina Island—Flynn on his Sirocco, Weissmuller on his Allure, and Bogart aboard his Santana. All three would bet on the outcome.


The Wall of Remembrance – The Owners, Crew & Notable Guest:

Owner: (1938-) Error Flynn
Actor: David Niven
Actor: Johnny Weissmuller
Actor: Humphrey Bogart


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