These pages are for the little painted bits on the bow, stern and sides of a boat, that might assist in identifying a Make or Model. Another identifier is the insignia on the sails, which we have listed on our Owners Associations pages. And Bill Lamica spent years putting together an incredible Sail Insignia Guide (PDF). It's easy to print for handy reference aboard as another sailboat floats by.


A - I

Alberg

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Albin Stratus

The Albin company made several popular good old boats such as the Albin Alpha, the Albin Ballad, the Albin Cumulus, and the Albin Vega. If you have one of these boats, please send photos.

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Allegra

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Allied Chance 30-30

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Allied SeaBreeze

"I just had to submit the Allied Seabreeze cove stripe. The fwd end is not all that unique, but the aft "swallow tail" is quite distinctive." - Art Hall.

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Allmand

Nappy Napolitano writes: "I remember the Allmand logo. It was one of the first small aft-cockpit aft-cabin sailboats."

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Aloha

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BABA

The Baba has a distinctive scrolled bulwark and cove stripe.

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Bayfield

The taffrail at the stern and the clipper bow with a trailboard design sets the Bayfield apart.

Bayfield bow
Bayfield stern

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Beneteau First (version 1)

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Beneteau First (version 2)


Beneteau First cabin

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Beneteau Oceanis

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Brewer 12.8

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Bristol

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Bristol 38.8, version 2

"I was checking your website pictures of covestripes and noticed that the bow arrow is different than that for our Bristol 38.8. It may be that the difference is due to the 38.8 being the second generation." --Dave Belchamber

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Bristol Channel Cutter

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Buccaneer


Buccaneer cabin

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C&C

We thank Cuthbertson and Cassian, the C&C guys for making this star symbol easy to recognize and consistent from model to model.

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Cambria

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Cape Dory

We apprecite little hints like CD right in the cove stripe also. We can take a hint!

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Catalina (first version)

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Catalina (third version)

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Cheoy Lee

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Cherubini

A little cherub, a "cherubini," on a Cherubini 48. It is also on the trail board for the Cherubini 44. -Ben Stavis, Webmaster, Cherubini Yachts

Cherubini

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Columbia

The Columbias usually had their logo somewhere on their boats. A big help for dockwalkers.

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Columbia 9.6

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Com-Pac


Com-Pac sail cover

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Contessa

The Contessa has a distinctive cabin house and curved shape to its hatchway opening. Please send photos if you own a Contessa or have one in your marina.

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Cornish Crabber

The unique lapstrake pattern helps identify the Cornish Crabber.

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CS

This is our new to us 1990 CS 34. The orange is newer, she had teal when shipped from the factory, but the gold was a factory color. We plan on removing all the stripes and redoing them in a grey blue colour this spring. Many CS 30s, 34s, and the 36-foot Merlins had stripping like this boat. -- Bart Toby


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Delphia


Delphia cabin

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Dickerson

D Wogaman sends: One photo of the bow cove stripe dashes and one photo of the stern cove stripe dash. Our boat, a 1974 Dickerson ketch, was the last woody built by Dickerson Boatbuilders in Trappe Maryland.


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Downeaster

This is another boat with a distinctive clipper bow and trailboard.

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DS


DS sail cover

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Dufour

Dufour helps dockwalkers with the addition of a nice-looking logo.


Dufour cabin

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Endeavor

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Ericson

Attached are snapshots of my '77 E27 cove stripe including the logo on the stern portion. --Jerry Van Baren

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Ericson (Version 2)

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Express 35

A Steve Killing design.


Express cabin

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Fisher

The Fishers have a very recognizable and distinctive design.


Fisher cabin

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Freedom

The distinctive feature on the Freedoms is the free-standing mast.

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Grampian

Grampion bow
Geampion cabin

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Graves Constellation

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Hallberg-Rassy


Hallberg-Rassy cabin Hallberg-Rassy sail cover

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Heavenly Twin

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Hinckley

"The Hinckley cove is interesting in that it is not just a graphic design. It depicts the Talaria, which, if you remember your classical mythology (and I'm sure you do!), are the small wings depicted on the ankles of gods. Hermes is usually shown with them. Henry Hinckley chose this image back in the 30's (I think) to connote swiftness, agility, and stamina." -- Morris Hancock.

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Hunter (first version)

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Hunter (second version)

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Hunter (third version)

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Hunter Legend

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Hylas

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Intrepid 9 meter


Intrepid amidships

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Irwin

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Irwin (version 2)

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Irwin (version 3)


Irwin amidships

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Islander

Bless their souls. The folks at Islander made it easy on us. Look for the lacy arrowhead at the bow and the sailboat logo at the stern. They even tell us what size Islander we're looking at. Another blessing is in order.

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Islander Freeport

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Island Packet

You can often recognize the Island Packets by the creamy white they use for their boat paint. But not always. The little logo at the mid-section of this one was a good clue, though.

Island Packet sail cover

Neal Doten added a photo of the step plate at the boarding gates of most Island Packets. They're located on both sides. Neal says, "This is one more way to confirm the boat's lineage if other means aren't obvious."

Island Packet Step Plate

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