NIRVANA

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.

Design Specs

LOA:
44′ 
0″
Beam:
9′ 
6″
LWL:
30′ 
Draft:
6′ 
6″
Design or Class: 
Island Clipper
Home Port: 
San Francisco
Designer: 
Merle J. Davis
Boat Type: 
Sailing Sloop
Rig: 
Sloop
Gross Displacement: 
28000 lbs
Sail Number: 
6
Sail Area: 
750 sq ft
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Gray Marine
Total Engine Horsepower: 
38 hp
Fuel Type: 
gas
Builder Name: 
Fellows and Stewart
Location Built: 
San Pedro, CA
Year Built: 
1946
Hull or Design No.: 
Hull #6
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
CF 4913 BB
Owner Name: 
William Conneely
Owner Country: 
United States
Yacht Club: 
Master Mariners Benevolent Association
Posted on:
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 6:48pm
Last modified on:
Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:35pm