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Manufacturer

Model

Year

Author

Length

29er 29er 1999 Steve Killing < 15 ft
Abbott 27 Abbott 27 1987 Steve Killing 25 - 30 ft
Abbott 33 Abbott 33  1995  Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft
Alberg 30 Alberg 30 1991 Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft
Alberg 37 Alberg 37 1995 Paul Howard 35 - 40 ft
Aloha 8.5 Aloha 8.5 1985 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 25 - 30 ft
Baltic 35 Baltic 35 1984 Steven Killing  35 - 40 ft
Bavaria 31 Cruiser Bavaria 31 Cruiser 2007 CY Staff 30 - 35 ft
Bavaria 32 Bavaria  32 2010 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Bavaria 34 Bavaria  34 2009 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Bavaria 36 Bavaria 36 2004 Robert Macleod 35 - 40 ft
Bavaria 37 Bavaria  37 2006 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Bavaria 37 Bavaria  37 Cruiser 2015 Robin Ball 35 - 40 ft
Bavaria 42 Bavaria  42 2005 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
Bavaria Vision 42 Bavaria  42 Vision 2014 Robin Ball 40 - 45 ft
Bavaria 43 Bavaria  43 2009 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
Bavaria 50 Cruiser Bavaria  50 Cruiser 2007 John Kerr >50 ft
Bayfield 29 Bayfield 29 1985 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 25 - 30 ft
Bayfield 32 Bayfield 32 1992 Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft
Bayfield 36 Bayfield 36 1987 Sven Donaldson 40 - 45 ft
Beneteau 361 Beneteau 361
1999 Heather Ormerod 35 - 40 ft
Beneteau 523 Beneteau 523 2007 Patrick Festing-Smith >50 ft 
First Class 10 Exterior

 

Beneteau

 

First Class 10 1984 Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 30 - 35ft
Beneteau First 36.7 Beneteau  First 36.7 2004 Rob Macleod 35 - 40 ft
Beneteau First 44.7 Beneteau  First 44.7 2006 Thomas Kjaersgaard 40 - 45 ft
Beneteau First 45 Beneteau  First 45  2010 John Kerr  45 - 50 ft 
Beneteau First 50 Beneteau  First 50  2008  John Kerr  45 - 50 ft 
Beneteau Oceanis 35 Beneteau  Oceanis 35  2015  Andy Adams  
Beneteau Oceanis 35 Beneteau Oceanis 35 2016 Robin Ball 35 - 40 ft
Beneteau Oceanis 38 Beneteau  Oceanis 38  2014  John Kerr  30 - 40 ft 
Beneteau Oceanis 50 Beneteau  Oceanis 50  2010  John Kerr  45 - 50 ft 
Beneteau Oceanis 55 Beneteau  Oceanis 55  2013  John Armstrong  >50 ft 
Beneteau Sense 43 Beneteau  Sense 43  2011  John Kerr   
Beneteau Sense 50 Beneteau  Sense 50 2010  John Kerr  45 - 50 ft 
Blue Jacket 40 Blue Jacket 40 2013 Greg Nicoll 35 - 40 ft
BB 10 Sketch

 

BB

 

10 1984 Steve Killing  30 - 32 ft
C&C SR 25 C&C  SR 25 1996  Graham Jones  25 - 30 ft 
CC 27 1 C&C   27 Mark V  1984 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 25 - 30 ft 

 

C&C 27 1984

 

C&C 27 1984 Steve Killing  25 - 30 ft
C&C 29 C&C   29 1983  Penny Caldwell  25 - 30 ft 
  C&C   30 Mark I     30 - 35 ft 
C&C 33 C&C   33 1983  Al Black   
C&C 35 C&C   35 Marks I and II 1992 Paul Howard  30 - 35 ft 
C&C 44 Sketch

C&C

 

44 1984 Steve Killing  40 - 45 ft
C&C 110 C&C 110
1999 Heather Ormerod 35 - 40 ft
C&C 115 C&C 115 2005 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
C&C 44 C&C   44 1988  Lloyd Hircock  40 - 45 ft 
Cape Cod Frosty Cape Cod Frosty      <15 ft
Catalina C275 Sport Catalina  C275 Sport  2014  Katherine Stone  25 - 30 ft 
Catalina 350 Catalina 350 2005 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Catalina 375 Catalina   375  2008  John Kerr  35 - 40 ft 
Catalina 385 Catalina   385  2012  John Kerr  35 - 40 ft 
Columbia 8.7 Columbia  8.7  1980  Pat Sturgeon 25 - 30 ft
Contessa 26 Contessa  26  1993  Paul Howard   
Contessa 32 Contessa  32  1996   Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft 

Contessa 26
Contessa 26 1984 Judith Wright Chopra 25 - 30 ft
Contest 45 Contest   45CS 2008  John Kerr   40 - 45 ft 
Contour 30 Contour  30  1992 Lloyd Hircock 30 - 35 ft
Corbin 39 Corbin  39  1996  Paul Howard 35 - 40 ft
Corvette Corvette    1991  Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft
CS 22 CS 22      20 - 25 ft
CS 27 CS  27  1996  Paul Howard 25 - 30 ft 
CS 30 CS 30 1984 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 25 - 30 ft
Cs 30

 

 

CS

30 1984 Steve Killling 30 -35 ft
CS 33 CS 33 1999 Pat Sturgeon 30 - 35 ft
CS 34 CS  34  1989   Lloyd Hircock 30 - 35 ft 
CS 36 CS 36 1979 John Turnbull 35 - 40 ft

CS 36 1984

CS 36 1984 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 35 - 40 ft
CS 36 Merlin CS  36 Merlin  1998 Pat Sturgeon 35 - 40 ft
Delphia 31 Delphia 31 2014  Katherine Stone 30 - 35 ft 
Delphia 33 Delphia 33  2009  John Kerr  30 - 35 ft 
Delphia 37 Delphia  37  2008  John Kerr  35 - 40 ft 
Delphia 47 Delphia  47  2012  Bill Springer  45 - 50 ft 
Dragonfly Dragonfly   1991  Steve Killing  25 - 30 ft
Dufour 382 Grand Large Dufour 382 Grand Large 2016 Katherine Stone

35 - 40 ft

Dufour 39 Dufour 39 1999 Heather Ormerod 35 - 40 ft
Dufour 40 Dufour 40 2003 Robert Macleod 40 - 45 ft
Dufour 40E Dufour  40E Performance Cruiser 2011  John Kerr  40 - 45 ft 
Dufour 410 Grand Large Dufour   410 Grand Large 2014  Robin Ball 40 - 45 ft 
Dufour 412 Dufour 412 2018 Katherine Stone 40 - 45 ft
Dufour 445 Dufour   445  2011  John Kerr  40 - 45 ft 
Dufour 500 Grand Large Dufour   500 Grand Large  2015  Robin Ball  45 - 50 ft 
Elan GT5 Elan GT5 2017 Samuel Jefferson 40 - 45 ft
Electra Sport 20 Electra  Sport 20  1993  Graham Jones  20 - 25 ft
Ellis 46 Ellis 46 1999 Steve Killing 45 - 50 ft
ETAP 32s ETAP 32s
2005 Thomas Kjaersgaard 30 - 35 ft
Express 30 Express  30  1983  Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 30 - 35 ft 
Express 35 Express  35  1985  Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 35 - 40 ft 
Freestyle 474 Freestyle 474
1978 John Turnbull 15 - 20 ft
Gemini 105 Gemini 105 MC  2011 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Goman 20 Goman 20 1980 John Turnbull 20 - 25 ft
Gozzard 36 Gozzard 36 1984 Steve Killing 35 - 40 ft
Gozzard 36 Gozzard  36  1986  Al Black  35 - 40 ft
Grampian 26 Grampian  26  1991  Paul Howard  25 - 20 ft 
Halman 21 Halman  21  1991  Lloyd Hircock  20 - 25 ft 
Hanse 315 Hanse  315  2007  John Kerr  30 - 35 ft 
Hanse 342 Hanse

342

2005 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Hanse 371 Hanse 371 2003 Robert Macleod 30 - 35 ft
Hanse 388 Hanse 388 2018 Katherine Stone

35 - 40 ft

Hanse 400 Hanse  400
2006 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Hanse 400 Hanse   400  2008  John Kerr  35 - 40 ft 
Hanse 411 Hanse  411
2004 CY Staff 40 - 45 ft
Hanse 415 Hanse   415  2013  Bill Springer  40 - 45 ft 
Hanse 430 Hanse   430  2010  John Kerr  40 - 45 ft 
Hanse 445 Hanse   445  2011  John Kerr   
Hanse 495 Hanse   495  2012  Bill Springer  >50 ft 
Hanse 575 Hanse   575  2015  David Schmidt  >50 ft 
Hughes 31 Hghes  31 1999 Pat Sturgeon 30 - 35 ft
Hunter 29 Hunter 29.5 1994 Steve Killing 25 - 30 ft
Hunter 31 Hunter 31 2009 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Hunter 33 Hunter 33 2004 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Hunter 33 Hunter 33 2012 Duart Snow 30 - 35 ft
Hunter 336 Hunter 336 1995 Graham Jones 30 - 35 ft
Hunter 38 Hunter 38 2004 CY Staff 35 - 40 ft
Hunter 39 Hunter 39 2011 David McPhail 35 - 40 ft
Hunter 40 Hunter 40 2013 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
Hunter 41 Hunter 41 2003 Rob Macleod 40 - 45 ft
Hunter 45CC Hunter 45CC
2006 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
Hunter 45DS Hunter 45DS 2008 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
Hunter 49 Hunter 49 2006 45 - 50 ft
Hunter 50CC Hunter 50CC 2009 John Kerr 45 - 50 ft
Island Packet SP Cruiser Island Packet SP Cruiser 2008 John Kerr 40 - 45 ft
J70 J70   2011 John Kerr  
J22

J

 

22 1984 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 20 – 25 ft
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 2014 Katherine Stone 30 - 35 ft
Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 2015 Andy Adams  
Jeanneau 379 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 2012 Bill Springer 35 - 40 ft
Jeanneau 39DS Jeanneau 39DS 2007 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS 2013 Bill Springer 40 - 45 ft
Jeanneau 439 Jeanneau 439 2011 John Kerr  
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 2018 Zuzana Prochazka 40 - 45 ft
Jeanneau 45DS Jeanneau 45DS 2008 John Kerr  
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469 2013 John Armstrong and Robin Ball 45 - 50 ft
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 2018 Zuzana Prochazka 45 - 50 ft
Jeanneau 51
Jeanneau  51 2017 Robin Ball >50 ft
Jeanneau 519 Sun Odyssey Jeanneau 519 Sun Odyssey 2017 Katherine Stone >50 ft
Jeanneau 53 Jeanneau 53 2010 John Kerr >50 ft
Jeanneau 54 Jeanneau 54 2016 Andy Adams and Bill Springer >50 ft
Jeanneau 64 Jeanneau 64 2015 Andy Adams  
Kelt 7.6 Kelt 7.6 1983 John Turnbull & Judith Wright Chopra 25 - 30 ft
Lagoon 380 Lagoon 380 2008 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Lagoon 39 Lagoon 39 2013 John Armstrong 35 - 40 ft
Lagoon 450 Lagoon 450 2015 Andy Adams  
Leopard 45 Leopard  45 2017 Katherine Stone 45 - 50 ft

Luna24/SL

Luna 24/SL 1984 Carol Nickle and Bryan Gooderham 20- 25 ft
Marlow-Hunter 31 Marlow-Hunter 311 2016 Simon Hill 30 - 35 ft
Marlow-Hunter 37 Marlow-Hunter 37 2014 John Kerr 35 - 40 ft
Marlow-Hunter 37 Marlow-Hunter 37 2015 Robin Ball 35 - 40 ft
Martin 16 Martin 16      

 Mark 25 1984

Mark  25 1984 Steve Killing  20 - 25 ft
Megabyte Megabyte
1999 Steve Killing < 15 ft
Meridian Meridian 1984 Steven Killing >50 ft
Mirage 25 Mirage  25 1993 Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham  25 - 30 ft
Mirage 25 Exterior Back Sailing

 

Mirage

 

25 1985 Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 25 - 30 ft
Mirage 26 Mirage 26/27  1992  Paul Howard 25 - 30 ft 
Mirage 275 Mirage  275  1987  Steve Killing  25 - 30 ft 
Nelson Marek 36 Nelson Marek  36      35 - 40 ft 
Niagara 35 Niagara  35  1994  Paul Howard 35 - 40 ft 
Nomad Nomad 2003 John Kerr 15 - 20 ft
Nonsuch 26 Nonsuch 26 1983 John Turnbull 25 - 30 ft
Nonsuch 30 Nonsuch 30 1979 John Turnbull 30 - 35 ft
Nonsuch 30 Nonsuch  30  1996  Paul Howard 30 - 35 ft 
Northern 25 Northern 25 1999 Pat Sturgeon 25 - 30 ft
Nutshell Pram Nutshell Pram 1999 Steve Killing < 15 ft
Ninigret Fishing Sketch Ninigret

Fishing

 

1984 Steve Killing 20 - 25 ft
Odin 820 Odin 820 2007 Bob Sullivan 25 - 30 ft
Ontario 28 Ontario 28 1999 Pat Sturgeon 25 - 30 ft
Ontario 32 Ontario 32 1995  Paul Howard  30 - 35 ft 
Open 40 Open 40 1999 Steve Killing 35 - 40 ft
PDQ 32 PDQ 32  1995 Steve Killing  30 - 35 ft 
PDQ 36 PDQ 36  1991  Paul Howard  35 - 40 ft 
Precision 23 Precision 23  2008  Tom Kjaersgaard & Kathleen Mackay 20 - 25 ft 
Pachena Sketch

 

Pachena

 

Pachena
1985 Steve Killing 50 - 55 ft
Quanta 28 Quanta 28 1984 Steve Killing 25 - 30 ft
Design Reliance 12 Meter 1984 Steve Killing 40 - 45 ft
Saga 35

Saga

35 1999 Heather Ormerod 35 - 40 ft
Sonic 27

 

Sonic

 

27 1984 Steve Killing 25 -30 ft
Sonar Exterior Sailing Back

 

Sonar

 

Sonar
1985 Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 20 - 25 ft
Schooner 56 Schooner 56 (Farfarer)  1963  Lynn Helpard >50 ft 
Sirius 28 Sirius 28  1986  Al Black  25 - 30 ft 
Sunfast 3200 Sunfast 3200 2009 John Kerr 30 - 35 ft
Tartan 4300 Tartan 4300 2009 CY Staff 40 - 45 ft
Tartan 4400 Tartan 4400 2011 John Kerr  
Tanzer 31 Exterior Back

 

Tanzer

 

31 1984 Carol Nickle And Brian Gooderham 25 - 30 ft
TES 678BT TES 678BT 2006 Thomas Kjaersgaard 20 - 25 ft
TES 28 Magnam TES 28 Magnam 2010 John Kerr 25 - 30 ft
Thunderbird Thunderbird   1991 John Morris 25 - 30 ft
Ticon 30 Ticon 30 1984 Carol Nickle & Bryan Gooderham 30 - 35 ft
Ticon 44 Sketch

 

Ticon

 

44 1984 Steve Killing  40 -45 ft
Viking 28 Viking 28 1995 Paul Howard 25 - 30 ft
Viking 28 Viking 28 2003 Bryan Gooderham & Carol Nickle 25 - 30 ft
Whitby 45 Whitby 45 1993 Paul Howard 45 - 50 ft
Whitby 55 Sketch

 

Whitby

 

55 1985 Steve Killing 50 -55 ft

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