This is a salty, mid-century one-of-a-kind launched in 1956 in Vancouver, B.C. It was designed and built by Heinz Braun, a professional draftsman in Vancouver shipyards. Braun based his design on a west coast fishing trawler and built it using an existing hull as a template. He and his wife, for whom the boat is named, sailed it to San Diego in 1959, and lived aboard at Silver Gate Yacht Club for three decades. They sailed the boat around the tip of Mexico at least twice and sailed to Catalina many times.
The boat transferred ownership in the late 1980s and was briefly renamed GYPSY ROSE. The current owner bought it in 1991, adopted the boat’s original name, and has lived aboard for the majority of 26 years. Extensive work on the hull has been done, including rebuilding from the garboard to above waterline in 2004 and the addition of epoxy encapsulation in 2014.