(949) 673-3515 x 135 | June 12, 2021


WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
Best of Show – Rodheim Perpetual Award

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. At 67 feet, she is considerably larger than her earlier sister ships. Built in 1939 by Wilmington Boat Works for the CEO of Union Oil Co., this exceptionally maintained yacht has enjoyed the finest care and a continuous maintenance and refit program.  Over the years, virtually every structural and mechanical component has undergone rebuild, refit or replacement. Care has been taken to maintain her as original.

Owner: OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship




WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
Best Powerboat


[ezcol_1half]Boat COMOCEAN




[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Year 1953


Length 33’




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. She was featured in the promotional brochures and flyers of 1953/54 marketing season in these colors, speeding at 31 miles per hour. In November of 1953, the boat was shipped to R.E. Olson, a dealer for Chris Craft in the California Delta area. Future owners transported the boat to Huntington Beach where she has been for the last 18 years. She was placed in a building in 1994 for a two-year reconstruction of the structural hull, new mechanical systems and repower, and all new finish materials for a complete refit. The colors were changed to a white hull and camel tan house, also vintage correct in scheme.



WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
Best Sailboat

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.   For 20 years, she raced under the Los Angeles Yacht Club burgee, did six Transpac races, a Tahiti race and over 30 Mexico races.   Her current owners purchased her in 2003, completely restoring and modernizing her with new electrical systems, sails, rigging, instrumentation, and a new Yanmar diesel.  Her interior was completely reworked and she maintains her original style.   Sumatra is owned by three avid sailors and wooden boat enthusiasts and races and cruises. 

Owners: Will Durant & John Carpenter


‘S Wonderful

‘S Wonderful

WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
Best On-Land Powerboat

[ezcol_1half]Boat ‘S WONDERFUL




[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Year 1939

Length 19’



S Wonderful

‘S Wonderful has been in many Antique and Classic Boat Society {ACBS) shows.



Owner: Alan Baron

City: Newport Beach


Manufacturer: Rybovich

Length Overall: 36 ft.

State: CA

Model: Sportfisher

Year: 1956

300 Drambuie 2

Literally West Coast barn find Rybovich. All new technology below decks and true-to form externally. She still has plenty of project in her and just keeps getting better.

1956 Rybovich 36’ Sportfish – Hull #23 – This boat was found in the Pacific Northwest during the Summer of 2015 in a heated warehouse.  The boat had been out of the water approximately 5 years, had been re-powered, and had some very nice work done to make her fresh again. Unfortunately, the previous owner fell short of completing the project.  We were fortunate enough to stumble upon her and could see through the fact she was incomplete and needed someone with a little ability, and vision, in order to bring her back into pristine condition. 

Untouched and indoors until April of this year, we have been working feverishly on her to bring her back to the point we can thoroughly enjoy her this summer.

She still has plenty of project left in her, and has come a very long way in a very short period of time.

Her list of past owners is quite impressive, including the Roebling family, most known for the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Kaiser family, known for steel and health-care institutions.

She was set up to be more of a cruiser, and has some nice amenities, like extra water and heaters throughout the boat.  And although not was rich in accommodations as you will find in new boats today, she is very long on style.

drambuieWe are focused on her true pedigree and very soon she will be in full ‘Sportfish Dress’ and will be a regular on the fishing grounds this season.

Powered by a pair of new Yanmar 6LY3’s rated at 440 hp, and a brand new 6Kw Northern Lights generator makes her 100% current-state below decks while retaining her vintage all frame.  Expect to see her running in the front of the pack on any shotgun starts, as she a real sleeper, and much faster than a 1956 wooden boat should be.

Enjoy the ‘work in progress’ and I hope you find her as enchanting as we do.



Dorado was launched in 1960, one of five 32 – 33 footers built for James H. Walraven at Sea Boat Company in Costa Mesa.  She was then a double-planked mahogany flybridge sportfisher powered by two gas Chrysler Hemi’s.  In the 90’s, after several owners, several names and some neglect she was recued by a 10-year restoration.  She lost her flybridge, received Volvo diesels and a custom C-Fab tower and became today’s Dorado, an Express Sportfisher.  Dorado was voted Best Overall Boat at Balboa Yacht Club’s Opening Day in 2011, and first in Vintage Class in 2010 and 2010.  She goes on many trips to Catalina and enjoys fishing trips.  And, like a Tinder-type experience, her owner credits Dorado with meeting his wife and their dog!

Owner: Derek New