BALIZA

Update shared Feb. 27, 2015, by Charlie Baker: BALIZA is [now] located in San Carlos, Sonora. Mexico. She doesn’t look like this these days. She has been sitting on the hard too long. Could possibly be destroyed soon. WoodenBoat enthusiast may come to her rescue. Strip plank mahogany on oak frames. Built late ’50s by Dittmar and Donaldson in So. Ca. Only 4 built at the time. I was a partial owner many years ago and can testify to the ease of sail, and motorsailing qualities of her design.

Design Specs

LOA:
40′ 
11″
Beam:
11′ 
8″
LWL:
30′ 
0″
Draft:
4′ 
11″
Former Name: 
SAGA
Home Port: 
San Carlos, Mexico
Designer: 
John G. Alden
Boat Type: 
Motorsailer
Gross Displacement: 
20400
Sail Area: 
711
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Mercedes
Total Engine Horsepower: 
50
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Dittmar & Donaldson
Location Built: 
Costa Mesa CA
Year Built: 
1959
Owner Name: 
Charles Baker & Jeff Holmes
Owner Country: 
USA
Posted on:
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:00pm
Last modified on:
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:51am