Friday, October 28, 2011

Design 1261 - Mah Jong

Here's a great looking boat with a great story. She was built of local woods like yacal, ipol, teak and mahogany at the Cheoy Lee Shipyard of Hong Kong and launched in 1957.

Here's the story as told by her owner. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 52'-2"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 11'-8"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 38,100 lbs
Ballast 14,500 lbs (outside) 500 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,253 sq ft


  1. Nice to see this design posted. I did some work on Mah Jong at a little yard in Oxford, Md sometime in 1977. What was really nifty about her was the exotic woods throughout, and carvings everywhere. Dragons were much a theme. I wonder where Mah Jong is now?



  2. Hi Jeff

    I have a 1995 issue of WOODENBOAT MAGAZINE, MAH JONG was listed for sale in it. I too wonder where she is now, is she still sailing?

    Anyone know?

    Fair winds - Gordon

  3. MAHJONG is currently in Tortola, BVI and about to be shipped to Newport to be transported to Vineyard Haven where she will be rebuilt by Gannon and Benjamin.

  4. Update..She's under new ownership and undergoing a major restoration in Vinyard Haven

  5. Mah Jong will be relaunched tomorrow, June 15 in Vineyard Haven following a three-year restoration by Gannon and Benjamin. See, particularly the May 29, 2015 post.

  6. Mah Jong is now sailing in the south east Caribbean.