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PROJECTS & RESTORATIONS

These are some of the current and past refit and restoration projects ongoing at Koehler Kraft Boat Yard. If you have a restoration project you’d like to speak with us about, please contact us. Join the alumni of classic yachts reconstructed by Koehler Kraft!

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

QUASCILLA

1924 Schooner 40'

Ralph E. Winslow Schooner 'Quascilla' built by N.P. Blanchard, Seattle, in 1924.

Currently under restoration at the boatyard.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

SALLY

1928 10-Meter Sloop 59'

Semi-composite steel/wood complete reconstruction. Sally's steel frames and wood intercostal frames were replaced from the waterline down. Reconstruction included a new laminated stem and forekeel and all new planking, edge glued and encapsulated in epoxy.  Fabricated and fit in place new solid sprung teak decks, new skylight and companionway hatch, bulwarks and rail caps. Sally has won the coveted Best Maintained Classic Yacht at SDYC Opening Day Inspection 2014-2017.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

 

Walter Savage Wright, the current owners' great grandfather, bought her out of receivership, perhaps in 1911 (not positive), and gave her to the current owner's grandfather, Howard Walter Wright. The boat was given as a graduation present from high school!. The current owner, Bill Wright, commissioned the restoration and the family tradition will hopefully continue for many years.

The 2017 reconstruction included new laminated purple heart stem and frames, floor timbers, and mast step. The boat was completely re-planked with Philippine mahogany, edge glued, and encapsulated in epoxy. The galley and head were retrofit with new cabinetry,  appliances, plumbing, and electric.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

MAID OF KENT

1962 William Atkins Marconi Schooner 30'

Maid of Kent is a 30’ LOD William Atkin design Marconi cruising schooner. The design was published in MotorBoating magazine in 1930.  She was built by Willard Boatworks of Costa Mesa in 1962 and moved to San Diego Bay in 1966.  Maid of Kent was a founding member of the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society (AMSS) in 1975, and is the only founding flag member boat still actively sailing with the AMSS.  The current owners acquired Maid of Kent in 1981 and are the third owners.  They have cruised Maid of Kent from Manzanillo Mexico to the Channel Islands in California.  She is also actively sailed in classic yacht races in Southern California.

Over the winter 2016 and spring 2017, Maid of Kent was completely replanked with Sapele wood, edge glued and encapsulated over the original apetong frames.  Frame, floor and stem repairs were angelique and steel hull fasteners and drifts were replaced with bronze and T316 stainless steel.  The rebuild was completed in 5 months and Maid of Kent was relaunched 2 days prior to the 2017 America’s Schooner Cup; she placed second in class.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

TRITON

Jeffries 35'

This 1960's double planked sport fisher was built of two layers of marine plywood set in glue. Project included replacing the outer delaminated layer of plywood from the waterline down and encapsulating it in fiberglass cloth and epoxy.

DAUNTLESS

1929 John Alden Schooner 72'

This classic Alden Schooner had started its career with the Newport-Bermuda Race and completed two transpacific yacht races in the 80s and by 2014 her mastic stem was in need of a complete replacement. A major structural refit of the forward section of the boat inclusive of frames, floor timbers and planking, including the foremast chainplates, was completed in time for the 2015 Schooner Cup.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

BLUE CHIP

1948 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32' LOA

Her current owner discovered her in Marina Del Rey and realized it was his first yacht racing experience as a young man. He purchased her and commissioned Koehler Kraft to rebuild her from the waterline down. Refit included new frames, floor timbers, and planking. She won SDYC Opening Day Inspection Award for Best Maintained PC in 2016.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

ASTOR

1921 Fife Schooner 82'

A new 82' mainmast was commissioned to replace the original that was lost at a collision at sea. Careful inspection of the remains of the original spar designed by Ufa Fox enabled Koehler Kraft to create accurate shop drawings to reproduce the spar to original specifications. As part of this project 20' of damaged foremast was carefully replaced. The project was completed in just six weeks.

(Sailing photos are courtesy of: www.astor.org)

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

DAWN

1931 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32'

Dawn was completely reconstructed on a female mold lofted from the original Kettenburg lines by KKC. An entirely new boat was built from the keel up using our proprietary epoxy wood composite method. She has won many awards since 2005.

DICKIE WALKER

1951 Eldridge-McInnis Trawler 63'

 

One-of-a-kind 63' motor yach. In 2008, the hull from the waterline down was replaced by Koehler Kraft. 

PUFF

1948 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32'

One of our first epoxy composite restorations. Laminated frames were installed on station to replace broken steam bent frames. New garboard planks were fitted and the planking seams were reefed and glued with epoxy saturated fiberglass rope. The entire structure was then encapsulated in epoxy. This boat is still in concourse condition since the was project was completed in 1994.

WINGS

Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32'

PC #8.

SIWASH

1910 Yawl 48'

Built in 1911 for the current owners' Grandfather. Complete reconstruction from the deck down.

PUFF

1948 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32'

One of our first epoxy composite restorations. Laminated frames were installed on station to replace broken steam bent frames. New garboard planks were fitted and the planking seams were reefed and glued with epoxy saturated fiberglass rope. The entire structure was then encapsulated in epoxy. This boat is still in concourse condition since the was project was completed in 1994.

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