WINNER – 2016 Show Awards
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