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2016 Award Winners


★★★SHOW AWARDS ★★★

The four “Show Awards” are selected by a special group of judges:
Newport Beach Mayor | Sheriffs Department Harbormaster | BYC Commodore | Wooden Boat Festival Chairman
Chubasco

Best of Show

Chubasco

Best Sailboat

Sumatra

Best Powerboat

ComOcean

Best On-land Power

S’Wonderful

“Chubasco”

Chubasco is one of the few pedigree wooden classic sailing yachts remaining on the West Coast; a familiar sight in the same slip at Ardell Marina in Newport for over 50 years. This Sparkman and Stephens yawl is a direct descendent of Dorade, Stormy Weather, and Santana.

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“ComOcean”

ComOcean is a Chris Craft El Capitan. The boat was manufactured in the spring of 1953, for the Chris Craft marketing department to tour the boat at summer shows in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. The hull is 33 feet, beam 10 feet six inches, draft of 2 feet 8 inches. Power is provided by twin inboard Marine Power 5.7 gas engines through Velvet Drive transmissions. When originally finished, the hull was in black and the cabin house top was aquamarine.

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“Sumatra”

Sumatra is one of six Lapworth 50’s designed by Bill Lapworth and built by Cheoy Lee Shipyard in 1961. Her hull is strip planked mahogany over hardwood frames. In 1963 LA architect Albert Martin purchased Sumatra and replaced her canoe stern with a reverse transom to extend her water line.

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“Madness”

In 1938 the South Coast Boat Building Company in Newport Beach introduced the Rhodes 33, one of several narrow racing boats with deep cockpits designed by Phillip Rhodes. They were

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“Black Cloud”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Man/Sail-powered Watercraft Last Name: Schaffner State: CA Model:...

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“The Gig”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Launch Last Name: Sarkisian State: CA Model: Captain's Launch Year: 1947...

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“Mei Wen Ti”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Sailboat 45' and Over Last Name: O'Connell State: CA Model: Junk Year: 1992...

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“Lady Isabelle”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Runabout Last Name: Fash State: CA Model: Dunkirk Little Ship Year:...

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“Athena”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Cruiser 40' and Over Last Name: Ettel State: CA Model: Cruiser Year: 1927...

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“No Corkage”

WINNER - 2016 Peoples' Choice Awards Best Cruiser Under 40' Year 1954 Length 36’ Owners KARL & LORI...

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★★★  PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS ★★★ 

Festival visitors vote for their favorite boat in each class. A minimum of three vessels are required for the WBF to establish a class. Classes may be added/deleted at the Festival Committee’s discretion. In all award categories there are no criteria of the judging.  The judging is subjective and based on what the judge feels is the best in class and show. However, a previous year Best of Show is not eligible for Best of Show the following year.
  • Cruisers < 40′
    NO CORKAGE
    Kari & Lori Kreutiziger

  • Cruisers > 40′
    ATHENA
    Wayne Ettel

  • Sailboats < 45′
    MADNESS
    Ralph Rodheim & Gavin Herbert Sr.

  • Sailboats > 45′
    MEI WEN TI
    Jim & Kim O’Connell

2015 BYC Wooden Boat Festival

2015 Winners

2014 BYC Wooden Boat Festival

2014 Winners