Marnie was originally built for Donald Dalziel a knowledgeable West Coast yachtsman and racer. Having experienced over eight Transpacs, Mr. Dalziel sought out Al Mason to design a fast and sea kindly ocean cruiser but one suitable to be sailed by a family.
Between Don, Al Mason and John Salthouse, there was more than enough practical experience to draw upon. This is evident as you step aboard, the more you look the more you see!
Marnie sailed her maiden voyage over 8,000 miles form Auckland, NZ, to the St Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay.
Eventually age caught up with Don and he was forced to retire from the cruising life I 1999. This is when the current owner became custodian of this beautiful and capable yacht.
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|Built By:||Salthouse Boatbuilders, NZ|
|LOA m / ft:||18.8m / 61'8"|
|LOD m / ft:||18.8m / 61'8"|
|LWL m / ft:||14.3m / 46'11"|
|Beam m / ft:||4.84m / 15'9"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.2m / 7'2"|
|Construction:||Heart kauri hardwood consisting of two 5/16" diagonally planked with a 7/8" outer planking, Epoxy bonded, and copper nailed and bronze screwed to 43 kauri laminated frames. A laminated internal gunwale or shelf measures 5" thick. The outside of Marnie was then sheathed at original construction by Salthouse in two layers of 6oz. Dynell fiberglass in epoxy resin.|