|Former Names||Salty Dog|
|Rig description||Auxiliary Gaff Schooner (Bald headed)|
|Draft: maximum||5' 8”|
|Power plant||75 hp Isuzu diesel|
|Primary home port city||San Francisco|
|Primary home port state||CA|
|Primary home port country||USA|
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|Owner||Capt. Alan Ross Hugenot|
The Schooner SEA RAVEN is a classic "bald headed" auxiliary gaff schooner, designed by William Garden for world cruising. She is based on the "Porpoise" hull Garden design No. 574., of which more than 100 were custom built, most were Ketch rigged. Garden designed this schooner modification in 1971 showing the modifications from the standard "Porpoise" hull is a list of notes on the drawing (Page 103 of Yacht Designs by William Garden published in 1977). In March 1972 she was christened as SALTY DOG by Thomas Rigby at Anderson Cove, Sooke, BC. And registered with Transport Canada (British registry No. 345942). She was constructed of yellow "Alaska" cedar planking on oak frames. She lived the first 30 years of her life in the Pacific Northwest from 1972 until 2002 having seven owners, 6 Canadian and one American in Seattle.
MOVED TO SAN FRANCISCO: Her 7th owner, Richard Broadbent, decided to immigrate from Canada to Australia. Sailing from Vancouver to Australia in SALTY DOG under British Registry. He departed in July of 2003. But, after encountering 24 foot seas some 600 miles out (1/4 of the way to Hawaii), he changed course for San Francisco Bay. After arriving in SF Bay, he decided to stay "for the foreseeable future," and never took again her back outside the Golden Gate.
In February 2005 Richard Broadbent hired Capt. Alan Hugenot, naval architect to provide a marine survey of the schooner while she was hauled at Bay Marine, in Richmond, CA.
Capt. Hugenot surveyed the schooner again in 2012. Unfortunately, Richard died in January 2015. The schooner was purchased by Capt. Alan Hugenot from Richard's widow in January 2016, and the name was changed to SEA RAVEN and he documented her in the US as a pleasure vessel. Then Aug 7, 2017 Capt. Hugenot received MARAD approval of a waiver to operate as an Un-inspected Passenger Vessel on all waters of California. He then Applied for change to Document to include "Coastwise" which was issued on August 23, 2017, permitting chartering with up to 6 passengers for coastwise excursions and sport fishing charters.