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post #7 of Old 04-15-2010
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Mariner 47

Actually, my late father sold our Mariner 47 ("GALA VI") back in 1990 or '91, I believe. She was purchased by a couple who ran a chain of technical schools in the Caribbean and who lived aboard. Several years ago, I came across a listing in a brokerage page in one of the boating magazines; she was for sale and had been converted from a ketch/cutter rig to a straight cutter. Since then, I've lost track of her. She was hull #1, from the Mariner yard in New Hampshire, where if I'm not mistaken, six of them were built. After Mariner crashed and burned, my dad leased the molds to Islander Yachts on the west coast, which built a few more (undoubtedly of lesser quality-Mariner built some of the finest, strongest fiberglas boats around); that ended the saga of the Mariner 47. Anyone wishing information on the design, layout, etc. might try contacting Ted Brewer, the designer, at Brewer Designs (
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