VOYAGER is one of the nine boats of the 390 series. She is an iconic Alden schooner with her knuckle bow and pronounced sheerline inspired by the Gloucester fishing schooners with full waterlines aft and a slightly hollow entrance. The high bow helps repel water underway and keeps the foredeck dry. She is known to be a very seakindly vessel.
VOYAGER was purchased by Peter Phillipps in 1962, with Jeanette joining the team in 1972. The Phillipps had a new hull built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, at the Smith & Rhuland yard 1972-1973 (WB No. 33) and in 1984 she was oak sister framed at the Gannon and Benjamin yard (WB No. 69). VOYAGER’s most comprehensive restoration was done in Phuket, Thailand, in 2002-2004. This complete refit included total replanking with maay takien tong planking fastened w/silicone bronze screws, sawn takien tong frames to supplement double frames of steamed oak, new takien tong clamp and shelf strakes and laminated deck beams with new 3/4" teck deck over 3/4" maay daeng tongue and grove, new teak deck structures and cockpit.