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Ben Timby's Omoo (now Matthew Jackson's Tern), Yankee #155, Sitka, Alaska (updated December 1, 2018)  

December 1, 2018. The earthquake in Alaska prompted a webmaster followup email to Ben - we got the following email from him. Omoo has been sold. We'll standby for Jackson to check in - and he did!!

Hey Ron,

We actually sold the Om to our friend Jackson, as we’ve left the country on an extended honeymoon.




Hi Ron,

Thanks for maintaining that website, its been extremely useful several times already. The Omoo has been rechristened Tern, complete with smashing a bottle of the local favorite across the bow. I'll send you a picture soon.

No damage at all from the Earthquake here in Sitka.

Jackson (all my friends call me Jackson)


Fair Winds Ben (and congratulations!)

Welcome aboard Jackson!

Webmaster Note We set up a new page for Tern - click here to go there




This is the history we have on Yankee #155

January 30, 2018 Ben Timby advises that Yankee #155 is still For Sale. Below is his email, ad and contact info

Hey Ron,

She's still for sale - we’re still actually a little happy to have her, prefer to sell at the end of the upcoming summer.


1974 Yankee Dolphin 24 For Sale

Located in Sitka, AK. Hull #155. Turn key boat in good condition. No trailer.

Asking $7500 Or Best Offer

Highly sought-after boat, draws less than 3 feet of water with the centerboard raised, can be trailered. Solar panel, wood stove, 40 gallon water tank, 2014 Mercury 4hp, 4 stroke with less than 150 hrs included. Well maintained, turn-key boat. Ready to sail all over Southeast! $7500 or best offer.





This is the information we had on #155 to this point

May 13, 2015. Steve Walker checking in as new owner of Omoo. We'll set up a new page for Omoo once Steve sends in his dolled up pictures...

The Omoo, nee Promise, is now owned by Steve Walker. She will stay in Sitka and hopefully she and I will be a team for a long time. I'm looking forward to dolling her up and sailing all around SE Alaska!


Welcome Aboard Steve! Fair winds Rory



April 28, 2015. Rory Williams advises #155 is for sale. Here is the link to his Craigslist ad https://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/4998793900.html

1971 Yankee Dolphin #155 - $7000 (Sitka)

New less than 20 hrs Mercury 4hp, five sails, two mains, jib, genny, storm jib, spinnaker.new running rigging, spinnaker pole, solar panel, tiller pilot, cockpit cushions, 20 lb danforth, depth sounder, garmin gps, new Uniden VHF and whip, origo two burner alcohol stove, Tiny tot wood stove, new Jabsco manual head, recently rewired boat, AC power with shore power cord, All LED interior lighting, interior insulated to water line, V berth, Convertible salon settee to double berth. Great storage, all mahogony interior cabinetry,

Recent haulout April 2015, Bottom paint 2 coats, Zincs, replaced spectra line on Centerboard, hull polish, teak toe rail refinished.

Will also sell for much less than listed price but many of the ammenities listed will be stripped, but we can talk about that if you're interested.

Some minor cosmetic dings on topsides, interior cushions could use new upholstery.

As Olin Stephens said " possibly one of our greatest designs". A crackin' sailboat ready for the season.

Contact 7 three 8 four four 7 four.


February 19, 2015. Rory Williams checking in as the new owner of #155. His email is below (minor edits). Click here to go to her former life as Promise.

Dolphin # 155 formerly sv Promise was sold. The new owner, Rory Williams, rechristened her s/v Omoo and will keep her based out of Sitka, Alaska! Thanks for the site - some good info for a proud new Dolphin owner.

Welcome Aboard Rory!

Webmaster Note: Ok, what's with this name? The highly literate among us would know Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is the second book by American writer Herman Melville. Click here to read Penn State's online electronic version of the book. Or, click here to just read the Wiki summary.

Standing by for Omoo's picture







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