Bear #8 - Pola, 1939, Berkeley Marina, O-105, Open to Offers

From current owners Greg and Deborah: We have come to the sad decision of needing to sell our Bear, Pola.

She has a long and wonderful history as one of the earliest Bear boats. We have lovingly restored her and made her beautiful, comfortable, and sturdy.

Here is a link to photos and details on Pola:

Pictures of Bear #8 Pola

She is a fine vessel and holds a wonderful history. We would like to be sure she is honored by someone who would appreciate her.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please let us know. We would like to sell her soon but want to make sure she goes to the right place.

Open to offers or trades.

Thank you for your consideration and thoughts!

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Bear #48 - Cirrus, 1949, Berkeley Marina, J-Dock

From current owner Chris: My Bear #48 Cirrus is available free of charge to someone who is both interested and capable to do something constructive with it.

It will need work, but has been maintained. It needs work to the stem and ribs, a new hatch cover, and refinishing of the mast and cabin top. This in addition to the usual haul-out items. Yes, there might be other needed work as well, but the above are the highlights!
On the plus side all spars are the original solid sitka spruce ones, including spinnaker and whisker poles, plus club foot jib boom.
The cabin, cockpit and toe rails are Honduras mahogany, finished bright. The deck has been re-done with Dynole fabric set in epoxy with new toe rails. All standing rigging was replaced about 5 years ago.

Comes with all sails, both vintage narrow panel set, and current North Sails set, plus the club foot self tending jib setup.
Older outboard motor and bracket and any other gear I have.
It is kept in the water and stays afloat without the need for a bilge pump.

If you are interested, you are more than welcome to look it over! Just let me know when you would like to do so!
Lastly, it is a Nunes built Bear. Launched in February 1949. It has the Nunes plaque, and I made a copy of a letter from the SFBBA files announcing it's launch.

You can reach Chris Ogilvie at (510)339-1071.

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Bear #64 - Bongo, 1957, San Bruno, $2700 Priced to Move!

Bongo was rescued recently from her slip by the San Francisco Bay Bear Boat Association. She is currently on the Association trailer and has been undergoing clean-up and preparations for a new owner. If you want to take custodianship of this very fast Bear, please contact the Association.

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Bear #27 - Godiva, 1946, Berkeley Marina, O Dock, Slip #7, The boat has a lien that is currently about $1,860, but the harbormaster tells us this may be negotiable.

Godiva is looking for a new owner ASAP because it has a lien on it and the current owner cannot keep it. Owner is very interested in it going to someone who will enjoy and love it as much as he did. Currently sits in slip 7 on O dock but is due to be auctioned in Dec or Jan.
Please contact current owner Mynor Ohlinger at 510 528 2114 or his daughter Zora at 510 292 7253

Bear #66 - Brandy Bear, 1958, Santa Cruz Marine, Santa Cruz, CA, Negotiable price

Brandy is in a shaded area next to the shop on a steel cradle, which could be used in moving on a flatbed. It has been discussed how to move Brandy with Jerry and been agreed it is feasable to jack up with 2 ea 4 x 10 beams and 4 ea 2-5 ton jacks and back a heavy duty trailer under it, lower and then reverse process at your work location. Jerry would allow the steel cradle to be sold with the Bear, which would make the process feasible.
The yard also has some talented folks also who could help get the boat back in shape working with a new owner on site.
Hull is very fair, with what appears to be a few split frames in the rear area planking appears to be SiBronze fastened. yard has attempted to keep it covered and salted/pickled.

Need cockpit and cabin rebuild as well as transom. Has been in the yard for 5+ years
Mast is broken and rudder and tiller missing from when it was salvaged.

The current owner Jerry can be reached here:
Jerry Ritchie
Santa Cruz, CA
831- 588-5027

Bear Boat #44 - Ursa, 1949, Owl Harbor Marina, FREE - In Need

Ursa is in desperate need of rescue. I own her, but I would not say "she is in my care". She is pretty much abandoned. I would be pleased to give her to someone who can rescue her. She is a copper riveted boat, with laminated sister frames throughout that are fastened with silicon bronze. The planks are full length with no butt blocks. The boat is a mess, but she is floating and not leaking. The boat is at Owl Harbor Marina on the delta loop off of Hwy 12. Owner Robert can be contacted below.

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SOLD!! Bear #68 - Kodiak, 1975, Berkeley Marina, $1500 SOLD!!

Classic wooden Bear Class Sloop, number #68. The second to last of the class built, finished in 1975. Class champion in 2011.

Kept in Berkeley on O-dock right next to Berkeley Yacht Club, slip is transferable. There are 3 other Bears on the dock right next door.

There is an active group of Bear owners that races in CBRA, MMBA, and invitationals.

The hull is built of white oak frames with douglas fir planking.

Some great images of Kodiak can be found here:

2012 WBRA race finish for season championship 1

2012 WBRA race finish for season championship 2

2012 WBRA race finish for season championship 3

2012 WBRA race 2010 1

2012 WBRA race 2010 2

Some Video of Kodiak during 2013 MMBA Regatta

SOLD!! -Bear #14 - Williwaw, 1940, Clipper Yacht Harbor, $500-SOLD!!

Classic wooden Bear Class Sloop, number #14. Built in 1940, she is one of the original Nunes Bears built in Sausalito.

#14 is a unique with an inboard diesel engine, great for day or after work sailing.

There is an active group of Bear owners that races a few times a year. She is ready to sail, bright work is well maintained and all vintage bronze hardware.

The hull is built of white oak frames with douglas fir planking.

She is due for a haul out and paint.
Major refit in 2002 with new keel bolts, fastenings, sistering of frames.
She has a 3/4 cover that keeps the bright work nice.
Sails in good/fair condition. jib, main and 2 spinnakers.
Whisker pole.
Inboard 1gm10 Yanmar diesel engine, runs well, new impeller.
Newly rewired 12v electrical system with charger.
Handheld VHF radio.
Interior seat cushions.
Registration up to date and insured.

Photos are 2 years old.

Last photo was after a haul out with fresh paint.

Price negotiable for the right buyer.

Williwaw Craigslist Ad

Contact co-owner Andrew Devine: 415-760-0418

Contact co-owner Scott Banker: 505-330-4091

SOLD!Bear #47 - Chance, 1948, South Beach Yacht Harbor, $3000

1948 BEAR, 23 feet;

Sails: Main, jib, spinnaker, two sets (one racing set);

Motor: 2016 Yamaha, 6 hp; Construction: wood built in Sausalito by Nunes Brothers;

Condition: good, needs to be painted soon, 4 years since last, needs some TLC varnish work, but very sailable, needs motor bracket but motor is new;

Reason for selling: too many toys; Owner Note: this sailboat was built for the SF Bay and handles the bay/wind like a charm, boat set up for racing, boat has many first place trophies.

(Note: motor not for sale separately)

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