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Old 08-11-2010, 22:20   #1
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Mystery Monohull

The best first guess wins a beer at the Kona Brew Pub...

Last weekend I examined a full-keel monohull with a deck-stepped mast said to have arrived in Hawaii via the Cape of Good Hope. It is advertised as a 1962 Pearson Triton (west coast), but is not.

One can track it down on Craigslist, but here are the details:

She is the same size as a Triton (more or less) with hull lines akin to Alberg designs.
There are no combing boards, toe rails or cockpit lockers (a la a J24).
The rudder post rises through the lazarette.
The propeller shaft passes out of the hull to the port of the keel-hung rudder.

The owner reports the hull number as: BNV225BR
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Old 08-11-2010, 22:28   #2
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1962 Pearson Triton sailboat



real one

1962 Pearson Triton

They do like similar
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Close at a distance, but no cigar

Tritons had 2 port lights in the forward cabin. The mystery boat had only one set in the v-berth (heavier duty compared to Tritons I've seen), plus an add-on (?) facing forward.

Yes, they do look similar, and that is why I drove 100 miles to look at it!
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Ariel maybe?

ARIEL 26 (PEARSON) Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
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The BNV hull code is listed as
BYI, Ltd., N.V.
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Company Name: BYI LTD N V
Company Status: Out of Business
Date Out of Business: 1/28/1980 12:00:00 AM
Manufacturer Identification Code: BNV
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Thanks for the feedback, all, and the contrasting pics, Cat Man Do.

I can't get anywhere with the manufacturer code on the hull number, but thanks to those who passed it along.

The rudder-post/prop-shaft configuration rules out Pearsons, including the Ariel (I thought Ariel at first, too). It seems to also rule out most or all other US production boats (Cape Dory, Columbia, Tartan, Chris Craft...).

The closest I've come in terms of deck/cabin layout is the S&S Gulfstream 30 (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=4777). It is described as a "fin-keel" but the diagram shows a full-keel and the rudder post rising through a large lazarette. The cockpit is small and the cabin layout matches the "Triton" I examined. Alas, it looks like it has combing boards and a prop centered behind the rudder.

The story passed along about the boat making a passage to Hawaii via Cape Hope suggests a possible origin outside the US.

I also found an interesting description of John Dockrell purchasing a S&S 38 mold and shipping it to England to start a production facility there in 1972 (http://sailboatdata.com/view_builder.asp?Builder_ID=364).

Is there a UK cruisers chat group that anyone can recommend?
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I can't get anywhere with the manufacturer code on the hull number, but thanks to those who passed it along.

The rudder-post/prop-shaft configuration rules out Pearsons, including the Ariel (I thought Ariel at first, too). It seems to also rule out most or all other US production boats (Cape Dory, Columbia, Tartan, Chris Craft...).

The closest I've come in terms of deck/cabin layout is the S&S Gulfstream 30 (GULFSTREAM 30 (S&S) Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com). It is described as a "fin-keel" but the diagram shows a full-keel and the rudder post rising through a large lazarette. The cockpit is small and the cabin layout matches the "Triton" I examined. Alas, it looks like it has combing boards and a prop centered behind the rudder.

The story passed along about the boat making a passage to Hawaii via Cape Hope suggests a possible origin outside the US.
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Company Name: BYI LTD N V
Company Status: Out of Business
Date Out of Business: 1/28/1980 12:00:00 AM
Manufacturer Identification Code: BNV
Products:
Inboards, Cabin Cruisers
Contact Information

Address: P O BOX 812
City: CURACAO NETH
Zip or Postal Code: TILLE
Country: United States
Phone: (000) 000-0000

IT"S A BYI PRODUCTION and they are OUT OF BUSINESS! No longer made as of 1980!
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