The chebec series

Moody Blue – Portugal 2018

Originally Claude Graf  wanted to build a yacht for himself and for his friends but they ended up building 10 or 11 boats instead.

Article about chebecs (In french. English google translation here

 

No.1 – Hérisson – Brittany, France
No.2 – Chebec – Sweden/Finland (Originally Spoerry’s )
No.3 – Chevy – Sunken
No.4 – Lady of the sea – Port Frejus, Frnce
No.5 – La Brouette – Spain
No.6 – Dernier Tango – Arcachon, France
No.7 – Moody Blue – Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal
No.8 – Taos – Port Grimaud, France (Originally Claude Graff’s)
No.9 – Charlie the Bird – Barcelona, Spain
No.10 – Akimbo

Charlie the Bird is famous from being in a movie Voyage (See Wiki & Voyage American -youtube sailing scene).. Currently for sale in Spain.

Hull no. 8 was Claude Grafs personal chebec Taos Brett IV later named Taos

 

 

Chebecs were available either with Gardner or  Ford Lehman engines combined with a Hundested VP3 variable pitch propeller. Construction work in Taiwan was closely controlled and Claude Graff actually moved to the Taiwanese shipyard for the first six months of the production.

Chebecs being advertised on Yachting magazine 1980
Yachting 1979
Brochure 1979
Akimbo for sale in Yachting magazine 1988
Advertisement 1979?