Serenity : Skiing In Alaska
John Weber is the enthusiastic new owner of Serenity. He writes, “27 December 2015 : First posting of my 12 ton Hilliard sloop Serenity. I acquired her just over a year ago. She was named Bobolink and in need of much TLC. I have spent hundreds of hours and many dollars cleaning repairing and painting her. I am happy to report that all mechanical systems are working properly, she looks good and even smells good. I was even able to get the antique auto helmsman working. I have used the autopilot sailing around southeast Alaska and I have found the weathered in center cockpit to be ideal for the conditions here as I am sailing year round. As best I can tell she was sailed from England 20 years ago or so. She may have been named Barbara Lynn. She spent 10 to 15 years in the Oregon Washington area and then was bought by a fella in Juneau Alaska who owned her for 8 years. I bought her from a guy in Petersburg Alaska who had only owned her for a year. I am based out of Petersburg but will be sailing around Alaska this winter looking for skiing opportunities”.
Built : 1965 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 36' 6"
LWL : 31' 6"
Beam : 9' 10"
Draught : 4' 9"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 309035
Serenity Custodians & Home Ports
John Weber (2015-2016...) Petersburg, Alaska, USA
Unknown owner (2014) Coos Bay, Alaska, USA
Andrew Maples & Lori Merritt (?-2010-2013) Auke Bay, Alaska, USA
AG Phillips (1976-1978-?) Hayling Island, England
SHL Barder (1969-1975) Hamble River, England
SHL Barder, JH Barder & NH MacNab (?-1966-1968) Hamble River, England
• None (November 2016)
Page last updated : November 2016