Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chubasco - Design 255

This is one of the grand dames of the design archives. Built by Wilmington Boat Works of California for William L. Stewart she was launched in 1939. Through two owner's she's been a major player in the Southern California racing scene her whole life. Her race record is extensive.

This picture is worth a thousand words. Inscribed on the back of this photograph are the words "Chubasco leading Baruna and Bolero across the finish line in San Fransisco", 1960.

Here are the plans.

In 1966 "Chubby" as she is affectionately known, underwent a major refit and was converted from a yawl to a sloop.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 67'-3"
LWL 46'-6"
Beam 13'-10"
Draft 9'-2"
Displacement 73,000 lbs
Sail Area 2,051 sq ft


  1. I would see her at Ardell Yachts Newport beach ca. In the 70s, The S&S Design the Best. Denis Pendergrass

  2. I used to see her at Howland's Landing while working at Catalina Island Boy's Camp in the 50's

  3. I would like to obtain some large images of the Chubasco suitable for framing. I am interested in the blueprints or the top image. My client has sailed on this vessel many times and I would like to surprise him with artwork for his new home. Marilyn Herbert/Inspired Designs

  4. Now for sale. Grace & style beyond compare.