Miraka History

S/V Miraka was built in Hong Kong by American Marine, also known as Grand Banks.  She is a Hugh Angleman/Charles Davies design  "Mayflower Ketch".
She is #8 in a series of 10 ships constructed  between 1957 and 1962.  Her completion was in 1961.  She was commissioned  by and delived to actor Neville Brand, her most celebrated owner who is well known for his roll in the "Birdman of Alcatraz" playing the prison warden and  rolls in many other famous films and TV programs.  She became our passion in 1992, and was discovered moored in  Friday Harbor, Washington in her original condition and in need of someone to love her.  From that day to now she has been completely restored from the keel to the top of the mast.  For 7 years she was constantly being refurbished by Galmukoff Marine in Port Townsend, Wa.  who employed only the best shipwrights and artisans available.  Wooden Boats such as Miraka require only the finest craftsmen available and they are to be found in the wooden boat capital of the West in Port Townsend.