The Kittiwake, designed by Carl Alberg and derived from the earlier South Coast 23, was built by Kenner Boat Co. for South Coast Sea Craft. In about 1965, South Coast took the molds and moved to a different location. A hull was left behind which Kenner cut, enlarged by a few inches, and re-faired to make molds for the Kittiwake. Sometime around 1970, the factory was sold to a conglomerate named AJ Industries which continued to produce Kittiwakes under the Kenner name.
In 1973, Ray Greene & Co. of Toledo, bought the molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes until it ceased operation. Later, River City Sailcraft obtained one or more molds and built an unknown number of Kittiwakes. In 1978 the plant reportedly burned, and the molds were destroyed.
This Kenner Kittiwake is in below average overall condition for her age, as she has a slightly soft fore deck and some deck leaks port and starboard side amidships that appear to be from lifeline stanchions. Tara appears to have a good paint job on the bottom, but there is a heavy build up of paint. The starboard side of the topsides of the hull is in good condition, but the port side has some minor surface abrasions. The cockpit grate looks very nice. The sails are all 40+ years old, with the main needing some stitching. The outboard motor is a 2004 Johnson 8 two stroke. This is the second owner for 30 years. Tara has great potential for a refit and could end up being a beautiful boat!
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Hull color - blue
Deck color - white
Full Keel - lead
Cockpit grate - Philippines mahogany
Head type - Porta Potty
2 Winches - Barlow
Wood Cradle - newer
Anchor - Danforth
Main - 127 sq ft (needs some stitching)
Jib - 186 sq ft
Genoa - 137 sq ft
Cruising Spinnaker (some mildew)
Storm Jib (like new)
* All sails listed above are 40+ years old.
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