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Location: Kingston, Ontario
1929 Ditchburn centerboard yawl totally professionally restored.
1929 Ditchburn centerboard yawl "Portia II' YouTube video - under sail on Lake Ontario;
Make of Vessel: Dirchburn, Fraser Yawl & Quot
Manufacturer: Ditchburn, Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Designer: Elderedge McInnis, Boston
Name of Vessel: Portia II
Hull Design: #153 1928.
Model Year: 1929
Date of Manufacture: 1929
Engine: Volvo penta, MD17. Older engine low hours.
Builder’s LOA: 46 feet
Builder’s Beam: 13 feet 6 inches
Builder’s draught: 4 feet 6 inches UP/ 9 feet 6 inches DOWN
Displacement: 29,000 lbs
Rig Type: Fractional rigged bemudian yawl.
Steering: Wheel worm drive Edson.
Construction: Pine/Mahogany on Oak. Copper rivets.
Sail area:900 sq ft.
Sails: main 580 sqft new 2007, mizzen 150 2007,jib 170 good condition, small spinnaker, "balloon jib (genoa) original 1928 Egyptian cotton still in use!
Tankage: Fuel, 60 gals plastic (2006). Water 50 gals plastic (2006). Holding tank 25 gals.
Purchased in 2003 Portia has been been stored in a barn near Coburg for the previous 16 years where a resoration attempt had stalled.
Between 2004 and 2007 current owner restored Portia II to cruising condition in a boatyard in Merrickville while working as a shipright.
From 2007 to present Portia II has been actively sailing on Eastern Lake Ontario warters.
Summer of 2015 Portia II spent on the hard in a barn in Iroqious, during such time the trunk cabin sides were replaced.
Portia II is currently on the hard in Iroquois where it is wrapped up completing a mini refit.
Owner has decided to move abroad giving this is a rare opportunity for the discerning classic yacht aficionado to acquire Portia II.
Privateer Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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