Khamseen A Design : Published 1941 


In The Wilds of Alaska
Sterling Chew has been in touch to say that he and Kelsey Kennedy bought Sage in a very run down condition four years ago. After two years of restorative work they have had her sailing for the last couple of years. In between voyages they have continued to lavish money and time on the boat. Sterling tells me; “Sage is an amazing boat - The best balanced I have sailed on - also fast and easily driven”


This super photograph of Sage sailing amongst the mountains of Alaska
was taken by professional photographer, Cynthia Meyer.
Used with her kind permission.

Sage is stationed in Tenakee Springs

Alaska, Panama, Caribbean to Nove Scotia (and back)
Sage is one of two Harrison Butler boats built by the late George Bruigom in his small yard in Comox, on Vancouver Island, in the 1970s, the other being Astrophel. Greg Webber bought the 'hull, deck and cabin' and then built the interior himself. He sold her to some friends who then sailed her from Alaska through Panama and into the Caribbean, on to Nova Scotia then all the way back to Alaska.

The Harbour at Tenakee Springs
The Harbour at Tenakee Springs

Sage Statistics
Built : 1977 by George Bruigom of Comox, Canada
LOA : 32' 0"
Beam : --
Draught : --
Displacement : --

Sage Custodians & Home Ports
Sterling Chew & Kelsey Kennedy (2011-2017...) Tenakee Springs
Stephen Wandling (?-?)
Greg Webber (first owner)

Sage Links
Sage Cruises Canadian West Coast, HBA Journal 77, Summer 2016
George Bruigom, Boatbuilder

Page last updated : February 2017


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