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Toney Edward's Vaga, Yankee # 91, Stuart, Florida  

October 16, 2017 Toney Edwards checking in as the new owner of Vaga, Yankee #91. Over the past year your webmaster and Toney have been in touch regarding his search for a Dolphin. He has had the good fortune to sail on Peggy Comfort's Sloop du Jour so he knew what he was looking for! We'll stand by for reports and photos.


Happy to inform you that Vaga #91 is no longer deteriorating in a field in Ironton, Missouri, but is now in Stuart, FL. and making all due plans to get sailing ASAP. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the Dolphin.

Perhaps a future regatta in Florida for Florida based Dolphins to rival the Camden event…?


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This is the history we had on Yankee #91 up until this point


Rodney Thorpe's Vaga, Yankee # 91, SOLD, Ironton, Missouri

Fair Winds Rodney!

November 19, 2015. We got the following email from Linda, Rodney Thorpe's daughter

Dear Ron,


I have enjoyed reading your great website and seeing how many sailors appreciate the wonderful Yankee Dolphin 24 boats. 


My father, Rodney Thorpe, who is 83 years old and now lives Ironton, Missouri, wants to sell his boat, the Vaga. He spent many wonderful years sailing it in the Channel islands in California and in the Bahamas. He also lived aboard it for 13 years, two of them in the Bahamas.  Unfortunately, his sailing days are over and he has asked me to help him sell it to a good home. 


I am hoping you can put the information about the boat on your website. 


1968 Yankee Dolphin 24, #91 in good condition for sale by original owner

  • This 1968 Yankee Dolphin 24 is one of 37 custom built boats and has a mahogany interior. 
  • The owner, my father Rodney Thorpe, lived on it for 13 years, two of them in the Bahamas. 
  • Easy-Loader trailer
  • Custom V-berth mattress
  • Dodger with hard-top
  • Propane stove
  • 4 jibs, 1 main sail, and original jib and main sail
  • Re-rigged with Capital Norseman fittings
  • 2 solar panels
  • Auto pilot and compass
  • Custom stainless steel dive ladder
  • 9.9 Johnson engine, long shaft, high torque propeller
  • Includes 8 foot fiber-glass dinghy with sail kit
  • 2 full sets of ground tackle
  • Many extras
  • Located in Ironton, Missouri (about two hours south-east of St Louis) on my father's property
  • Asking $15,000

Anyone who is interested can e-mail me (Linda Kveen) at dkveen@sbcglobal.net. I am acting on my father's behalf. He is willing to speak to serious buyers only and go into further detail about the boat. It is a great boat and we hope to find some one who will appreciate it.


Attached are some photos of when the Vaga was in Florida.


Thanks for your help.



Linda Kveen 




July 21, 2010. Rodney checked in with Yankee # 91, Vaga. Here is his email (minor edits). This is a newly found Dolphin - #160. Stay tuned



I have just discovered the site. I used to follow the old one. I bought my boat new from John S. in May, 1968. The boat was on Gangway 28, in the Long Beach Marina.

I sailed most of the Channel Islands and then, in 1995, trucked it to Houston, Texas and traveled the waterway to Destin, Florida. Went back to California for two more years then trucked to Marathon, Florida and then over to the Bahamas where I spent two years.

The boat is now on a trailer in the front yard. I live in south east Missouri. I lived aboad the boat for 13 years very happilly.

Rodney Thorpe















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