The Bear Class Sloop is a living piece of San Francisco Bay's maritime history.
Conceived by Ernest Nunes and Marty Martinson, the first keel was laid late in 1931 by the Nunes Boat and Ways Company, Sausalito, California. By the summer 1932, the new boat was ready for its first sea trial. On lookers reported that Commodore Cliff Smith of the San Francisco Yacht Club praised the effort, telling young Ernest Nunes, "That is a bear of boat." The name stuck and a unique class, indigenous to San Francisco Bay, was born.
The Bear Boat Trust
The Bear Boat TRUST is a more than ten year old non-profit charitible corporation whose purpose is the rescue, renovation, and relocation to a good home of Bear Boats. This missionary work costs money, and the TRUST is where
it comes from. The TRUST loves to receive your financial contributions as well as your contributions of gear and other stuff which is salable for profits which then goes to the TRUST to support Bear Boats temporarily without a home.
These contributions are currently not tax deductible.
Please give a lot and give often!!