(ex Kochab II, Starfire Of Kent)

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The Bermudan Yawl built in 1962 to an Alan Buchanan Design



Starfire : Much Voyaged
Starfire's current owners, Kaspar & Trisha Schibli, completed a five year circumnavigation of the globe between 1993 and 1998. They have since rounded Cape Horn, as well as cruising the west coasts of Ireland & Scotland. The Cruising Club of America presented them with the 'Far Horizons Award' in 2015.
Originally called Starfire of Kent, she was renamed Kochab II in 1967 by Dr Franklen-Evans, who sailed her to New Zealand. I suspect it was the Schibli's who reinstated her original name. She features in the book The Proper Yacht by Arthur Beiser.

The Proper Yacht

Starfire Statistics
Built : 1962 by RJ Prior & Son Ltd, Burnham-on-Crouch, England
LOA : 53' 0"
LWL : 36' 0"
Beam : 12' 5"
Draught : 7' 8"
Displacement : 27 ton TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 303608
Sail : N° 10


Starfire Custodians & Home Ports 
Patricia & Kaspar Schibli (?-1993-2018...) Victoria, BC, Canada
Peter A Arapoff (1979-1985-?) Honolulu, USA
RB Souter (1978) Auckland, New Zealand
Robin G Harding (1977) Aukland, New Zealand
Motorama Auto Sales Ltd (1975-1976) Maldon, England
TF Nesbitt (1973-1974) Maldon, England
IJ Franklen-Evans (1967-1972) Maldon, England
Myrtoon Shipping Co Ltd (1965-1966) Maldon, England
J Boardman & WH Gough-Cooper (1962-1964) Maldon, England

Starfire Links 
Starfire receives the Far Horizons Award in 2015

Page last updated : May 2018


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