NIRVANA is Island Clipper #6 built by Fellows and Stewart in San Pedro, CA in 1946, and actively sailed on San Francisco Bay. Some 40 Island Clippers were produced after WWII from plans drawn in 1939 by Merle J. Davis, a promising young naval architect who passed away in 1947 at the beginning of his career, but not before hiring an even younger Bill Lapworth who eventually become renowned for his Cal boat designs. NIRVANA is currently outfitted for day sailing and simple overnight stays. She has a V-berth forward, head to port, two saloon berths, and a simple galley with ice box. NIRVANA’s current layout and outfitting are believed to be close to original. Some documentation from her build remains with the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, but the line drawings have been lost.