2016 Classic Weekend at Bell Harbor Marina June 18 – 19, 2016

Bell Harbor Classic Weekend

May 24, 2016

Treat dad, grandpa and the whole family to classic yachts over Father’s Day weekend.

More than 50 classic wooden vessels, many of them built prior to World War II, will be on display and most will be open to visitors throughout Father’s Day weekend at the Classic Weekend event at Bell Harbor Marina. This event is considered to be the largest gathering of wooden hulled classic power yachts in the world. This year’s “Marque Class” will feature yachts that were built in Seattle. Past owners have included tugboat captains, gangsters, civic leaders and entertainers. Admission is complimentary.

Notable boats include:
• Miracle (1928) – originally built on Lake Union in 1928, Miracle was totally rebuilt over an 18 year period by her current owners, was re-launched and began her second life in 2011.
• Gallant Lady (1940) – a well-known Puget Sound yacht that thousands of charter clients have cruised on. This event marks her first public appearance after a lengthy restoration by her current owners.
• Riptide (1939) – “star” of the hit 1980’s TV show of the same name.
• Marian II (1928) – the first boat to cruise to Husky Stadium for UW home football games.
• Comrade (1930) and Cle Illahee (1929) – once owned by a King County Superior Court Judge and a King County Municipal Court judge, respectively.
• Gyrfalcon (1940) – designed by the well-known Naval Architect H.C. Hansen, Gyrfalcon was originally built for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and spent her early years surveying the coastline of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
• Maranee (1940) – this Chris Craft was built in Algonac, Michigan, and has cruised extensively in the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Attending the event for the first time are:
• Irresistable – 1954 Chris Craft
• Riptide – 1927 Schertzer
• Luxuria – 1962 Chris Craft

Guests are asked to wear soft-soled shoes. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite yacht. The winning boat’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque on display at Bell Harbor.

When: Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th, 10 am to 4 pm

On Friday June 17th, a number of the classic yachts will participate in a “Sail-In” parade along the waterfront (weather permitting). An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 pm.

Where: Port of Seattle’s Bell Harbor Marina
2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Social: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicWeekend/

About: The Classic Yacht Association was formed in 1970, dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration and maintenance of fine old power driven pleasure craft. Almost 300 vessels are currently registered nationwide, with many located in the greater Puget Sound area. For more information, please visit www.classicyacht.org, or telephone 206-708-9508.

 

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