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 #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.
Pros:
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.

Cons:
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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Bear #52 - Juno, 1950, Berkeley Marine Center, FREE - In Need

Cree at Berkeley Marine Center temporarily rescued Juno, and has her on the BMC Basin docks. The boat can probably be acquired from BMC if anyone is interested.

Berkeley Marine Center: 1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710, (510) 843-8195

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.

Condition/Systems:
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.
Compass
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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