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Capella

Name of Boat

Capella II
(Previously Capella)

Owner's Name

Ian & Carole Powell 

Boat Location

Southport Yacht Club 

Registration No.

852092 

Sail No.

629 

Dimensions

Feet & Inches  Outside of stem to outside of transom

Overall Length

41' 

Maximum Draft

6.1' 

Maximum Beam

12' 

Centreplate Case Length

 

Construction

Planking
Structure
Framing

Carvel Clinker
Open 1/2 Cabin Cabin

Rig

Gaff Lug

Ballast

Weight

11 ton 

Material

Cast Iron 

Engine

Make

Perkins 

Horsepower

45 hp 

Heritage

Built

1967 Charleston Oregon USA 

Builder

Richard Smith & Bud Taylor 

Designer

John Alden 

History

Launched in San Francisco in 1969. Sold to James A Theroux (cousin to the writer Paul Theroux) in 1972 who sailed and worked the boat until 1981. Boat was sold to an Australian Businessman who brought her into Australia in 1984. It was onsold to another Australian who cruised the east coast of Australia over the next few years. Capella was sold to the current owners in 1998.
 

Race Record

Not applicable
 

Comments

Underwent full restoration from 1999 to 2001 by current owners and is currently berthed at the Southport Yacht Club, Queensland, Australia
 

 

 

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