family of designs includes vessels
circumnavigation. They range in size from 44’ to 58’.
in this family are double-ended and canoe-sterned vessels of round bottom
steel construction. The first of three identical vessels with a canoe stern
was ALSANAL (design shown), which was followed by WAHINE, and she was followed by CELESTIAL
QUEEN.WAHINE made a
circumnavigation after a varied life, including work as a research vessel in
the Arctic. ALSANAL, built in 1959, made numerous trans-Atlantic passages, was
in the charter business in Turkey, and is now chartering in the South Pacific.
Her successor, ALSANAL TOO, had an identical rig since the owner had an extra
suit of sails; however, she was 52’ on deck and was a noted passagemaker.
She made a circumnavigation, the average age of the crew being in the 70’s.
At the last moment, her plans were altered from steel to ferro-cement, and she
was built in Ecuador.