Steel pilothouse motorsailer by Garden

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rubenova, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. rubenova
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    rubenova Junior Member

    I have been looking around the internet for a boat that was built in the 80's. It went from the west coast to Japan and back via the Aleutian's and Russia. I recall it was about 80 feet. Years ago I heard it was in New Zealand. Overall a very stout boat, but must have been rather plain compared to some of the other Garden plans as it gets no internet love. I can't find a darn thing on it. Her name was Boreal, short for Aurora Borealis. Anyone have info?
    Thanks
     
  2. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Had a quick look and the only motorsail boat close to that size was:

    NEREUS; 85 ft. motorsailer Designer, William Garden; Design #449; Builder, Western Boat Building Corp.; Date made unknown. SEA WITCH; Builder unknown; Date made unknown. SEEKER; Builder unknown; Date made unknown.

    Run those names in google
     
  3. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Motorsalers

    I'm not sure about your Garden design, but you seem to have developed an interest in motorsalers.

    You might have a look at this very nice Hand design:
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/motor-sailers-philip-rhodes-john-alden-16721-7.html#post631466

    Or the numerous Rhodes & Alden designs on this subject thread:
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/motor-sailers-philip-rhodes-john-alden-16721.html

    I really like this particular one:
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  4. rubenova
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    rubenova Junior Member

    Thank you Brian. I like all boats. My research leads me to believe it may not be a Garden design after all. I was a kid at her launching party near the Swartz bay ferry terminal in the 80's. It was pretty exciting as she was floating nowhere near her painted waterline. Of course there were romantic stories of her ending up in New Zealand. Very little luck googling 80 foot Boreal =)
     
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