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The Cabot 36: Classic Blue Water Sailor

A site to celebrate this great Canadian passage maker.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Imagine (Hull 28)

Here's a shot of Imagine, sighted at Treasure Cay, Abacos, in March of 2006. Her current owners are Mike and Jan Beacock.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Drummoral (Hull 38)

Drummoral, a cutter rig, and hull #38 in the original fleet, has been owned by Mike Hawkins (18262 Fieldbury Lane, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648) since 1984. Home port is Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, California.

Cruising History: Coastal between Santa Barbara and San Diego including most of the Channel Islands. Six Mexico cruises some as far south as Zihautanejo. Sailed to Hilo, Hawaii in 1994 and singlehanded back from the island of Kauai (26 days).

Contact Mike at:
phone 714-847-1538, or
email hawkinsmhawk@socal.rr.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


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The New Cabot

First edition of the new line of Cabots was introduced at the February 2005 Halifax Boat Show by Yachtsmiths International. It was a rush to the finish but they kept faith with government backers and were the talk of the show.

This one was built to original specs from original moulds. Yachtsmiths has added a transom scoop and is at work on a second vessel that has a pilot house.

Check out the link to Yachtsmiths in the sidebar here to see more photos.

Cabot's Matthew

Roy Mac Keen indicates this was 13, built by Devco as a training vessel for Cabotcraft staff (email from Roy: May 05). John Dodge says Tom Kent, CEO of Devco, gave the boat this name. Was chartered out of Bedeck. Rod Desborough sailed her up to Pictou for a re-fit with John Dodge in 1980and then back to Dundee, where she was eventually sold to Arthur Morris for 65,000 without an engine. Desborough says he recalls J. Dodge saying “the cabinets were a mock-up of what they were supposed to be,” which sort of connects with Cancil’s recollection that the boat in the Annapolis show of ‘74 had things roughed out in a similar way.

Morris says this boat was hull #14, so we have a conflict to resolve. We’ll take Morris info and hope to confirm. He also reports the gelcoat was 3/16 inch thick. Also that he added a bowsprit to his, extending the forestay about 2 feet and that took a lot of weather helm off. Morris is a marine engineer and sailed the boat for 13 years full time. Also says he had the hull/deck join glassed over in ‘84, obliterating the original hull number.

Sold in 2001/02 for $90,000 to Mike McGrath. In the summer of 2004 it was in the yard at Port Pier Marina, St. Catharines, Ontario, being worked on. Launched in the late summer of that year and sailed out to the Maritimes. Hauled out in St. Johns Nfd. Arthur Morris says the boat was a government “Party Boat” when owned by Devco and chartered out of Bedeck.