Stella B. has sold
As of 2000.05.06, the boat passed its water test with flying colours, and so has left my ownership. (Do we ever really own a boat? More likely she owned me, and now has chosen a new operator, namely Action Scuba [web site, email].)
But I will leave the this information page posted.
Here's Stella B.:
28 foot welded marine aluminum power boat, 11 foot beam, about 6000 lb., true deep-V for use in "big water", teak trim - built by Kingston SeaSport in 1990 - very strong, very solid
Stella B. was built in Kingston, Ontario, by Kingston SeaSport, a small-volume semi-custom aluminum boat manufacturer. They have built about thirty like this, over fifteen years, of varying sizes and layouts, and are a well-respected manufacturer. Let me know if you want to get in touch with them.
Stella B. surveys very well (1996 & 2000), looks beautiful and is a pleasure to handle. Mechanically excellent, scrupulously maintained.
She spent her early life as a charter-fishing boat on Lake Ontario, out of Kingston, which explains her very practical layout. I used her for cruising, but she could have gone back to fishing in an instant. Stella B. is now easily going to be modified into a great dive boat.