The Sea Voyager
in 1973 at a yard in Junction City,
49' (Including the bowsprit)
the 20th of November, 2015, we heard from
Michael Call, the new owner of Sea Voyager, along
with co-owner Richard Hughes. They have recently
purchased Sea Voyager from Walter Klein (of
Austria), and plan to begin a restoration project.
Michael promises to keep us posted, and provide
photos as the undertaking progresses from time to
Jimmy Kenniston saved the Sea Voyager from "demolition because it seemed too precious to watch it be destroyed." Because finding a slip in or around San Diego proved impossible, Jimmy put the Voyager up for sale, and it was purchased by Alasdair Moodie and Karen Vincent, of Melbourne, Australia (February 2007).
Alasdair planned to sail the Sea Voyager to Australia where he intend to do more restoration work. Unfortunately, a thorough survey convinced Alasdair that a voyage to Australia would be too risky, and Alasdair's dream crashed. Sea Voyager was again put on the market.
In early May, 2007, Mike Russell became Sea Voyager's new owner and over the next four years accomplished much in the way of refitting and restoration.
Mike brought Sea Voyager a long way, but decided to part with her due to high monthly slip fees in the San Fransisco Bay area. He parted with Sea Voyager in early 2011, signing her over to the new owner, Phil Buck. We haven't heard from Phil as yet but wish him happy sailing.
On the 8th of February, 2012, we heard from Walter KLEIN a new Sea Voyager owner, since mid-January. We hope Mr. Klein will be the one who finally finishes the job of bringing Sea Voyager fully up to Sea Witch standards. He tells us:
certainly wish Walter the best
of luck and hope to have good news from him from
time to time.
Hull & Structure, Cabin & Deck
Material, Hull & Bottom -
Port Orford Cedar
*Webmaster's note: "Longitudinal" probably refers to bilge stringers. Maybe "3-1-12" should have been 3 stringers, 1-1/2" X 3-3/4"