|Address||6038 Paseo Salinero||Length||43'|
|Carlsbad, CA 92009||Launch Date||1964|
|Phone||(760) 804 9661||Berthed||Oceanside, CA|
|Ron||Formerly Owned By||Matthew Smith|
|History: This boat was named Tomboy IV by Paul Kettenburg and was his boat for a time. From the time Mr. Kettenburg sold Tomboy this boat had a few owners until Matthew Smith purchased her and went through the hull, deck and interior. The boat now has a like new interior and hull. Mariposa is now in dry storage until a new toe rail, diesel and electrical system is installed.|
|Owner||Iain and Celia McBride||Type||wood|
|Vancouver, BC||Launch Date||1964|
|History: The original owner was a heart surgeon from SoCal. Launched as DIASTOLI, meaning rhythmic beat of the heart. Participated in many Newport to Ensenada races as well as races up and down the coast. Second owner in Marina Del Rey changed the name to SOULMATE. Purchased in 1993 by Mark and Laurie Jones and trucked to Longbranch, WA. Cruised extensively in the PNW and down to the Baha. Won her class at the 1998 McNish Cup race in Channel Islands Harbor, cruized to Mazatlan, and returned to Longbranch, WA. Purchased in 2009 by Iain and Celia McBride and relocated to Vancouver, BC. Registered as a Canadian vessel and relaunched as ROWAN in 2010 after a full re-caulking and plank replacement at Gronlund Boatworks in Richmond, BC.|
|Owner||Joao Francisco Sombra de Albuquerque||Type||wood|
|Address||BALI International Marina||Length||43'|
|BALI - Indonesia||Launch Date||1964|
|History: First owner John Callery, San Pedro, CA. Original name
YANKEE Second owner Joao Francisco Sombra de Albuquerque 1996. Actual name
GUARDIAN. Refited at Koeller Kraft in San Diego, CA. Sail to Pacific
crossing in 1996, passing by Hawaii, Maquesas, Tahiti, Tuamotus, Cook
Islands, Niue, Tonga, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomons
Islands, Coral Sea, Australia, Great Reef Barrier, North Australia, West
Timor, all island east of Indonesia, and now at Bali International Marina.
Going to: Singapore, Malasya, Pukhet, Sri-Lanka, Maldives Islands, Red
Sea, Suez Canal, Mediteranian Sea, Atlantic and arriving to it's actual
home port at Maceio, Alagoas state in Brazil. The voyage is being made
with a family aboard, in a cruise of 15 years at sea starting in San Diego
until Maceio in Brazil.
Visit www.guardianboat.com.br for pictures and story.
|Owner||Robert D. Nelson||Type||wood|
|Phone||(253) 301-3346||Launch Date||1964|
|History: Pampero's first owner was Derek Povah, who sailed her through the Panama Canal (the certificate is still aboard). At his direction Pampero was fitted with a unique mid-boom traveler, with the track attached to a strengthened coach roof. The boom was also shortened by nearly two feet. Povah is believed to have been from Argentina, as "Pampero" means "the wind over the pampas plains." Glenn and Carol Gray were the second owners, and berthed Pampero at Peggy Slater's dock in Marina Del Rey for years before moving her to Monterey. They well preserved Pampero in her original condition, and even saved an original "Ken Watts" genoa. Robert Nelson, the third and current owner, acquired Pampero in 1991, and trucked her to his home in Gig Harbor, Washington, where Pampero received new LPU topsides paint, a new dodger, new electrical and plumbing, new rigging and was generally prepared for blue water. Pampero left Gig Harbor bound for Mexico in September of 1993. From November of 1993, when she left San Diego headed south, until November of 1994, when Pampero returned to San Francisco, not a single drop of rain fell on Pampero's deck. Pampero was one of several 43's at a Kettenburg reunion in San Diego in June of 1994, which included the PC's , 38's and 41's, as well. A highlight of the reunion, more so than first in class in the regatta, was the chance to meet and talk to Paul Kettenburg. Mexico and a summer up the river in Stockton were hard on Pampero, and she is currently being repainted with LPU at Nelson's Marine in Alameda. She has been completely wooded from toe rail to keel, which revealed only two small dark water spots at the bottom of the main chainplates, from apparently inadequate caulking at the deck at some point in the past. She will receive two new ribs, and a few sisters, before being repainted, but the "wooding" revealed her to be in exceptionally good condition.|
|Tim||Formerly Owned By||Joe Angelo|
|History from Joe
Angelo: Originally commissioned for Ken
Watts (Protege), her hull was the first built in aluminum by Yacht
Dynamics in San Diego and finished with Honduras mahogany in the
Kettenburg yard. A weight saving of approximately 1300 pounds which
resulted from aluminum construction was put into extra lead ballast in the
keel. She differs from the other K-43s in that she has a counterbalanced
spade rudder at the aft point of immersion. In her first year, Watts won
the Whitney series. She still has four original Ken Watts sails.
She was subsequently purchased by V.A. Lockabey and renamed La Prensa. I have no information on that ownership.
In 1973 she was purchased by Bob Sikora and renamed Spree, her present name. Her accomplishments include a season's championship in the San Francisco Bay YRA (subsequently winning the Champion-of-Champions Race). Bob, his former wife Anne, and infant son took a 14-month cruise to the Marquesas, Tuamotu Islands and Tahiti.
I have owned her since 1988. My brother and I sailed her to Hawaii in 1990. Since then, I have mainly done Bay and coastal sailing.
Click here to see Spree sailing in the bay.
|Address||2471 Perkins Lane W.||Length||43'|
|Seattle, WA 98199||Launch Date||1964|
|Phone||(206) 283-3453||Berthed||Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle, WA|
|History: Launched as Adonis. Now Perkins Diesel Powered. Partially Rebuilt after storm damage by the Wooden Boat School Port Townand Wa. 1999. Sailed Last 5 years in NW waters.|
|Address||6701 Holst Rd.||Length||43'|
|Clinton, Washinghton 98236||Launch Date||1964|
|Phone||3603413431||Berthed||Currently cruising through Mexico and then South Pacific|
|History: Originally commissioned as Aikane in 1964. First owner (Jack Baskin?) sailed
her to Tahiti, before donating her to University of Santa Cruz around 1970,
where she was sailed back and forth to Hawaii several times. She changed
owners several times and was renamed to "limelight" in the late 1980's.
Somehow she got tied up with drug smuggling in Cuba and was siezed by the
coast guard for several years. She was bought by Steve Copson and berthed in
Oregon, before I bought her in 2007. I've renamed her back to Aikane with
original homeport of San Diego.|
My brother and I had her trucked to Bellingham, WA and added 50 sistered frames, a completely new interior, new Perkins engine, all new electrical/plumbing, new rigging, new blue water cockpit, etc, etc.
After almost two years of full time work, we sailed her from Port Townsend to San Diego in September 2009. Currently in San Diego and in November Monika and I will begin some open ended cruising, down through Mexico and on to the South Pacific.
Here is a web album with some pictures :-)
|Address||2530 San Clemente||Length||43'|
|Vista, CA 92084||Launch Date||1965|
|Phone||(760) 685-8022||Berthed||San Diego, CA|
|Owner||John Kausek & Yolanda Perez||Type||wood|
|Address||1048 Lanier Blvd.||Length||43'|
|Atlanta, GA 30306-3511||Launch Date||02/14/64|
|History: Valentine was originally owned by the famous West coast sailor Peggy Slater, who christened her at midnight on Valentine's day 1965. Valentine was Peggy Slater's third Kettenburg, and her second Kettenburg named Valentine. Her first Valentine was a K-38, which is also featured in this registry. Peggy became the first woman to sail alone to Hawaii. Her adventures during this solo voyage in Valentine are documented in the book of her life "An Affair with the Sea", published in 1992. Valentine's second owner was Donna Davidson of San Diego, who purchased Valentine from Ms Slater's estate in August 1991. Donna often sailed Valentine single handed, raced her in the Newport to Ensenada race, and raised her son and daughter on Valentine. Valentine is adorned with a chrome plated bronze cherub figurehead whose wings wrap protectively around the bow. This figurehead also adorned Peggy's earlier K-38 when it was christened on Valentine's day 1954. Yolanda and I luckily passed Donna's strick inspection to be the new owners of Valentine in August 1998. Since Valentine has been professionally maintained and lovingly cared for throughout her life, she is in excellent condition, as attested to by her survey results. Recently, her worn nonskid was removed to reveal teak decks. Since the teak was too worn to be restored, Neptune Marine glassed over the teak, added sand nonskid pattern and painted the deck with white LP. Neptune Marine also wooded the exterior teak, and applied several coats of varnish, to which Yolanda has added several more. Thomas Marine added a second rail to both the bow and stern pulpits, fabricated gates and modified the original stantions for the second lifeline. The original bronze rings on top of the stantions were kept, but the bronze triangular bases were replaced with reinforced stainless steel rectangular bases. The winches and cleats were re-chromed. After a haulout during Thanksgiving week to replace a couple of thru-hulls and refresh the bottom paint, she should be back sailing in December in time for the parade of lights. Any additional information on the history of this fine yacht would be greatly appreciated.|
|Owner||Michael & Kathryn Colgan
|Address||6520 NE Baker Hill RD
|Bainbridge Island, WA 98110||Launch Date,||1965|
|Phone||2066794397||Berthed||Newport Beach, CA|
|History: Dawn Star was originally named Tina Too and berthed at
San Diego Yacht Club until 1982. We are the new owners of hull #14 formerly known as the "Dawn Star"|
|Owner||Tony Dunlop and Tina Earl||Type||wood|
|Address||The Gables, Wilson Rd||Length||43'|
|Warkworth, New Zealand 1241||Launch Date||1965|
|Phone||+64 9 4257598||Berthed||Mahurangi, New Zealand|
|History: The previous owners, Spencers, sailed extensively in the Pacific for seven years. We purchased Moorea from them in late 1995. Structurally she was in poor shape with ten broken ribs under the tired Perkins 4107 engine's supports, and a broken rudder shaft. She has had a major refit this year 2000, twenty new ribs, ten just to support the lighter Volvo 29hp engine, rewired, and replumbed. There is still work to be done. She is largely original with the alterations being a spade rudder and a furling headsail. I would be very interested in learning more of her history if anyone can help.|
|Port Ludlow, WA||Launch Date||1967|
|Phone||Berthed||Port Ludlow, WA|
|History: From the person submitting the registration online, "I'm not the owner but i noticed this boat up here in Washington state. I worked aboad this boat in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles in '85.|
|Address||17114 Bernardo Oaks Drive||Length||43'|
|San Diego, CA 92128||Launch Date||November 1965|
|Ed||Formerly Owned By||Bud Suiter|
|History: Originally owned and commissioned by San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium architect Frank Hope and brother Charles in 1965. Named "Verve". Raced extensively, including a second place in the 1968 San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Race (Frank says they were a wind shift out of first place!). Breifly owned by the Coast Gaurd in 1974 and renamed "Alphy". Purchased by architect Roy Drew in 1976. Purchased by Bud Suiter in 1996. A partner, Zeke Knight, joined the effort in 1999 to get Friendship II ready for a Transpac effort in 2001. Purchased by Ed & Katie O'Sullivan in May of 2005 and renamed "Woody".|
|Address||902 NW 58th St||Length||43'|
|Seattle, WA 98107||Launch Date||November 1966|
|History: Swift was originally named Vivace and kept for 30 years under one owner at the San Diego Yacht Club. She participated in many races,including the Newport-Ensenada in the late '6o's and early '70's. She also made numerous family sailing trips to Catalina Island under her first owner. Swift was re-engined with an Isuzu diesel by the original owner and still has an extensive sail inventory from her racing days. I purchased Swift in '96 and had her trucked to Seattle. New standing and running rigging was installed this past Summer, and the original spruce mast was refinished. She is in very good condition and we have sailed her on regular Summer trips to the San Juans and Canadian Islands. Swift has a tiller with a spade rudder configuration and is very responsive--sails like a dream. My family practiced spinnaker handling this Summer, with some wonderful broad reaches across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.|
|Address||120 State Ave. NE #104||Length||43'|
|Olympia, WA 98501||Launch Date||1967|
|Phone||(503) 632-6682||Berthed||Portland, Oregon|
|History: I purchased this boat Oct. 1997 in Seattle, WA. I do
not know the hull number nor where to find the hull number. None of the
materials about the boat give the hull number. I was given the
documentation abstract of history listing the previous owners for the
boat. I'm told by the previous owner that he met Mr. Kettenburg and
discussed this boat with him. He was told that there were three aluminum
43 boats built essentially at the same time. This particular boat has been
modified and updated. It has been to Mexico from the Pacific Northwest.
Some of the original sails came with the boat.