Classic Yacht Papoose
wooden antique Motor Yacht, Gentleman's Cruiser, San Francisco 1930
Papoose classic motor yacht

History
This typical Olin Stephens (died 2008, aged 100) design oldtimer motor yacht was lauched in San Francisco in 1930 as a custom built wooden boat to Californian nobleman Frank M. Ball, by boatbuilder Harold Fish & Company. It is a Raised Deck Express Cruiser style boat of the period with plumb bow and transom stern.

During World War II, from 10/1943 to 04/1945 she was requisitioned by the US War Shipping Administration, registered as boat YP-118 (Yard Patrol boats, YP,s were mostly former privately owned vessels, yachts and fishing boats, which following Navy acquisition and outfitting, served during World War II and used mostly as Coastal Patrol Boats. YP,s commonly known a "Yippies" to sailors.

After the War the requisitioned boat was given back and had several different owners. In the 1960's and 70's the owner was the Hollywood Actor Denver Pyle with a STAR on the Walk of Fame, 7083 Hollywood Blvd, who played in hundreds of movies and TV Series with John Wayne, James Stewart, Paul Newman etc. in movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Maverick, Streets of San Francisco, Bonanza, Fury, Tammy, Dukes of Hazzard etc.

Denver Pyle Walk of Fame Star Denver PyleDenver Pyle and his STAR

 

Now the boat is owned by an European collector,HarryHarry
Papoose is currently located in Venice (Venezia, Venedig), Italy (Italia, Italien).
Papoose sailing in Venice Lagoon, Video

Classic Motor Yacht Papoose

Indian Woman With Papoose
Her present name PAPOOSE means: - Actually, the word “papoose” is Indian, and means an Indian baby. When they refer to their babies, the Indians will say “papoose”.
Literature
The Papoose is recorded in the book Welcome Aboard, Inside The World's Great Classic Yachts by Matthew Walker, First Glance Books, 1998, as a member of The Classic Yacht Association
Welcome Aboard  Papoose Page
Welcome Aboard Papoose Book
The book
World War II U.S. Navy Vessels in Private Hands
by Greg H. Williams
published 2013 by McFarland, Jefferson NC
lists the boat Papoose as "Yard Patrol Boat" with the registration number YP-118
Williams WW II U.S. Navy Vessels

Ports
Home Port and Flag-Registry: Road Harbour, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Last Port: San Francisco Bay
Recent Port: Venice (Venezia, Venedig) Lagoon, Italy

(on the right: Papoose mast with
Britsh Virgin Islands flag and Italian courtesy flag)

Papoose mast and flags

Moving from San Francisco to Venice (Venezia)
She was moved by Truck to the Container Port Oakland, California, from there by Container Vessel through Panama Canal across Atlantic to Genoa, Italy, from there by Truck to Venice (Venezia), Italy

(on the right: loading Container Vessel in San Francisco)

Major Restore
Almost 15 month major restore in 2008 and 2009 in Venice (Venezia, Venedig), Italy.
o renew frames, floors and refastening; renew keelbolts and refasten
o remove, repair, clean and paint three tanks and renew and modernize all plumping from tanks to the motors
o lay ca. 30 sqm (330 sqft) new teakdeck
o caulk more than 300 m (900 feet) planks with cotton and modern sealing stuff
o install modern GPS, deepsounder, TV
o install modern Webasto airheating to all 6 rooms
o paint hull and underwater up to 6 layers
o built an overall cover for summer and winter
o renew steadysail and rigg
o and much more ...

first hour in European Water after major restore, here the dock of the repair-boatyard in Venice
Technical Data
hull cedar planks on oak frames
deck and superstructure and cabins solid teak
LOA 14,50 m (47")
Beam 3,68 m (12'1")
depth 1,30 m (4'3")
gross tonnage 23.80 G.R.T
net tonnage 10.86 N.T.
engines twin Chrysler Crown Marine, gasoline, 6.41 (six cylinder; 4.1 litre)
horsepower ca. 120 hp each
engines year built 1950s
engines year rebuilt 2007
tanks, gasoline three, with 1500 liter capacity (400 US gallons)
tanks, fresh water four
battery charger yes, modern automatic 40A
bilge pumps 4 automatic, 30.000 liters/hour (7000 US gallons)
power generator Honda, 220 V
rudders two
anchor windlass, electrical 1500 watt
heavy metal anchor
30 kg (66 pounds)
anchor chain, metal, 50m (165 feet)
100 kg (220 pounds)

Interior
two bathrooms with heads WC, one shower one electric, one manual WC
sleeping room one double, one single bed
saloon one sofa convertible to doublebed
wheelhouse/saloon one sofa
aft deck balkony space for table and 6 chairs
upper deck balkony space for table and 6 chairs
   
hot water engine yes
stove and oven propan gas
microwave yes
refrigerator yes, two
   
Electronic, Navigation  
GPS, color plotter yes
fishfinder, deep sounder yes
VHS DSC radio transm. yes
TV, DVD yes
   
   
Picture Show  

Comments
Any comments and suggestions to this old motor yacht welcome:
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website: www.classic-yacht.org
Papoose Classic Yacht

Reference of Fotos and Videos
All Fotos and Videos from Archive Edition Munich, GmbH
Foto Denver Pyle, from The Rifleman, U.S. Western Series 1958-63
Foto Indian Woman from 1910 Cigarette Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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