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Bone Yard Boats features FREE BOATS in nearly every issue -- actually I can't think of an issue without FREE BOATS.

This is not a complete list of FREE boats.

December 2011

FREE BOAT: 1908 CUSTOM CRUISER 27'

REVEILLE was built over a century ago by the current owner's father.  Originally an open launch, REVEILLE was reconfigured several times over the past 100+ years and now sports a pilothouse and cabin with cruising interior.  BIG photos show her in 1908, 1915, 1929, 1983, one unknown but old, and current 2011 photo above"  [6 pics]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  1940 OWENS SEDAN 30'

Owner says, "I have a real nice survivor 1940 Owens Sedan that I will give to someone who will come get her moved this month. The boat is 30.5 in length and 11.5 beam. Weighs 9,800 pounds. I have the original sales brochures for it, too. Has a Hercules flathead six that runs.  The hull is 1 inch mahogany over oak frames..."  (WA)  [3 pics]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  1985 THUNDERBIRD 25'

Owner says, "The boat has been in dry storage, well covered and protected from the elements for the past 8 years. I need to find a nice home for her. With a full keel, it is more of a racer than a cruiser but can be used for both. It needs some work because the forward deck has suffered some damage and would have to be..."  [5 pics]  <PICS+INFO>


August 2011

FREE BOAT:  1957 ATKIN-DESIGNED CRUISER 34'

"34' Atkins designed cruiser, built in 1957 by Becker Boat Works.  She was given to me by my dad. I've taken care of her for the past 45 years. She has twin 135 fresh water-cooled Palmer engines.  She needs a good home for such a dependable boat. Free to the right person..."  [14 large photos]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  UNFINISHED GLEN-L MALAHINI SKI BOAT

"I have an unfinished 16 ft runabout wooden boat that my stepfather was building in our garage. However, he became ill and passed away at the end of June and wasn't able to complete the project. The craftsmanship is very beautiful. Perhaps you know of someone who might be interested in completing the project..."  [6 photos]  <PICS+INFO>







Some free boats in every issue -- so far anyway.

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From this page you can access details and photos for some of the FREE BOATS found in the Bone Yard Boats newsletter.

This page does not always show if boats have been "adopted."

Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT: 1953 NEW ZEALAND RACING SLOOP 40'

"Trying to find a new home for my 1953 40' racing sloop. Designed by Eric Cox and built by Robert C. Mahan in Wellington, New Zealand.  Purchased her in NZ in 2007.  Gave her a minor refit before sailing her with a friend to Tonga, and then single-handed from Tonga-American Samoa-Hawaii-San Francisco. Amazing boat..." (CA)  [7 pics]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  1958 CROSBY STRIPER 24'

Special thanks to Sam L of the Crosby Striper Association for bringing this boat to BYB's attention. According to Sam: This particular Striper is planked of Philippine mahogany and framed with white oak. The cabin sides are constructed of oak, with the cockpit done in teak. Starboard side helm station..."  [30 pics]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT: 1949 HUCKINS ORTEGA 40'

Owner says, "I have no recourse but to give the boat away with all accoutrements. Hopefully someone will invest the time to restore. This is a very painful decision as a family to make, but I have no choice. I hope you can locate a kind person or persons to adopt WHISTLER..." [4 pics + 2 pages of equipment, accessories, parts, and gear.] <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  1937 JENSEN 32'

Owner says, "I have the only 1937 Jensen, high speed launch ever built. Doubled planked cedar over oak, very light weight and strong experimental hull. Just the hull, not engine etc. 32 feet in length and 10.6 beam. About 6,000 pounds. It is inside my shop, and I need to make room for machine shop equipment..."  [2 photos]  <PICS+INFO>


Fall 2011 (Issue No. 53)

FREE BOAT:  1938 STAYSAIL KETCH 44'

"Owner says, "The Frigate Bird was designed by A.M. Deering, a Great Lakes-based designer. It was built at Bonds Boatyard in Chicago in 1937 and launched in '38... The wood stove is really nice for early and late season sailing..."  [10 photos]  <PICS+INFO>







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