Mike's Newport 16 off Ft. Morgan, Gulf Shores, Alabama
The resources on this site are dedicated to sailboats manufactured at one time or another by Lockley-Newport or Newport, the Gloucester Yacht Company, and Neptune (built by Capital Yachts of California). These three manufacturers at one time or another made members of a line of sailboats from 11 (the Gloucester 11) to at least 41 (the Newport 41) feet.
Newport/Gloucester/Neptune Discussion Forum- A discussion forum hosted by the Trailer Sailor BBS for these three boats.
Neptune resources- A page of links to boats built by the Capital Yacht Company in California and to scans of sales brochures and other original literature.
Gloucester resources- A page of links to boats by the Gloucester Yacht Company, Gloucester, Va. and to scans of sales brochures and other original literature.
Newport/Neptune/Gulf Webpage- A web site for owners of these three boats, all built at one time by Capital Yachts of Ca. Mostly covers the larger boats, Newports 27' and longer. Some info on the Neptune 16 and quite a bit on the 24.
ShortyPen's Sailboat Pocket Cruiser Guide- A good compilation of links to many small cruisers, from 12 to 20 feet.
Email Excerpts- Excerpts from email discussing connections between the three manufacturers.
Small Craft Advisor- Official site of the magazine designed especially for the small boat sailor
Check dimension of sails at San Franciso Sailing or Sailrite
Search the USCG's MIC database- Find information on boat manufacturers using the MIC (Manufacturer's Identification Code), which is the first three letters of the hull ID number, usually found on the starboard side of the transom
A page of notes from a phone conversation with the one-time manager of Gloucester Yachts (now out of business) has shed some light on the issue of the family tree of these boats. I hope to expand on these notes one day.
The links below have not been functioning for over a year. They were very useful, but they disappeared. If anyone knows where they might have been moved to, let me know.
Classic Yachts Webpage- Official site for Classic Yachts of Chanute, Kansas, builder of the the Gloucester 22. I think they must be out of business. Phone number and website all disconnected.