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Yankee Dolphin 24, 1971

  • Portland, Oregon

    With great regret, we're selling our 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24, Yanqui. She's Yankee Yachts hull #197, one of the later boats from a 1959 classic plastic design by Sparkman and Stephens. Go to for lots of information on the design. She's a small, trailerable, centerboard/shoal keel cruiser with classic lines from the era of boats made to race and cruise.

    It's an extremely capable design. She draws less than three feet with the board up. She points better with the board down, but in the river I almost never lower it and she sails great. She's small enough to pull out for the winter, big enough to bring friends, but with controls set up so that the skipper can still do all the sailing.

    Sleeps five, with a settee, forepeak, portapotty, sink with freshwater tank, electrical. Comes with a trailer in good condition, with surge brakes, good wiring, and good tires. She tows great behind our V8 Ford Explorer.

    Yanqui spent almost a decade in dry storage, then was sailed in the SF Bay half the year (inside storage the other half), then came to us. We made a lot of improvements to running rigging and deck hardware (see the list below).

    She needs absolutely nothing to sail today. Her needs are cosmetic. Her teak (mostly the toe rail) needs some love: stripping and varnishing, or just oiling. She has some river docking scars, none of which go deeper than her paint. Inside could use some care. <[>She is extremely efficiently set up for singlehanding. If you leave the cockpit on this boat, it's because you want to. All lines are led to the cockpit via turning blocks, deck organizers, through rope clutches, past winches. All hardware well bedded. Truly all lines come back: vang, cunningham, outhaul, both halyards, both reefs. Most of the deck hardware (except winches) is Garhauer Marine. Very stout. The genoa furler is a Harken unit capable of offshore work (has two tracks to allow one sail going up as the other goes down). Both sails are North Sail, measured and designed by them. 130% genoa is about four years old, double reef main is less than a year old. She has an annually serviced Suzuki 5 HP outboard.

    The boat is in the water right now at McCuddy's on the island. The trailer is at my home.

    Hardware in the last five years (mostly Garhauer)

  • Fixed gooseneck fitting
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Quadruple rope clutches
  • Lower mainsheet block
  • Turning blocks
  • Deck blocks
  • Wide track traveler
  • Genoa blocks with shackles
  • Harken furler
  • North 130% genoa
  • North two reef mainsail
  • Forestay
  • Spectra lifelines
  • Safety netting
  • Good bottom paint
  • Solar fan in forward hatch cover
  • Cabin top winches for halyards and control lines
  • Lazy jacks
  • Tiller clutch

  • Depth sounder & compass
  • Full electrical, including wiring for charging led to motor lazarette
  • 5 hp four stroke Suzuki outboard (professionally serviced annually)

    Great trailer with brakes & long tongue extension

  • Mast hoisting system (homemade, but works great)


  • Love and care for her teak
  • Log stopped working (never troubleshooted, have GPS)
  • Has a few docking battle scars (none deeper than paint)
  • Cushions are aged, but functional

    Photographs don't all show the brand new mainsail.

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