62′ Custom Lapworth 1967


Bob Steel and Guy Buxman


Broker’s Remarks

40,000 Price Reduction

Titania is a classic wooden yacht designed by William Lapworth. Launched in 1967 and build by Vancouver Boat Works for a family, the Grahams, to sail around the world.

The design brief was a strong, safe and seaworthy yacht with great sailing characteristics capable of fast ocean passages with minimum crew. Immediately after launching originally, “Driver” completed the 1967 Transpacific Yacht Race, then started their successful circumnavigation.  “Driver” returned to Southern California and was acquired by the third owner, a longtime client of Bill Lapworth.

Titania is no project woody. A testament to her engineering and owner’s care, she underwent a refit and upgrade beginning in 1990 during which no planks or frames needed to be replaced. “Aorangi”, as she was called at the time, received a completely new interior, new teak decks, new engine, mast, winches, and hardware. Upon completion, her owners enjoyed local cruising.

Under the current and proud owner now, “Titania” proceeded with a major upgrade on instruments, batteries, winch equipment and cruised regularly to Catalina and coastal  SoCal.

A timeless classic with modern upgrades.

Owner’s Remarks

“Titania” is sailed and managed with a crew of two. With her Profurl electric jib furler and main sail hoisted via electric windlass capstan, sails are set with ease. She can sail high to the wind and makes 7 to 8 knots with 12 mph true wind on the beam. Her full keel provides true tracking and comfortable state in heavy seas. With the Furuno hydraulic driven auto pilot providing reliable accurate  helming under all sea states. 14kw lithium iron phosphate house bank and 2kw of solar allow her to be self-reliant without the need to maintain a noisy fuel thirsty generator. “Titania” is ready for all sailing passages both near coastal and offshore. “Titania” has Coastwise Certificate for Charter.

LLC Owned.

Full Specs

Vessel NameTitania
Beam14′ 4″
Hull MaterialsWood
Fuel Capacity180
Fresh Water Capacity60
Cruising SpeedCruising Speed
Top SpeedMax Cruising Speed


Number of Engines1
Total Horsepower135
MakePerkins 6/354

Additional Information

Hull Construction

  • 2″ mahogany strip plank edge nailed and glued
  • Oak laminated frames 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 on 14″ center
  • In 1990 hull was wooded and a urethane coasting with Dupont kevlar applied
  • Lead keel ballast
  • Bronze keel bolts with good access
  • Keel mast grid frame
  • Bulwarks were refastened with a titanium shear plate glued and fastened with titanium screws


  • Custom anchor roller
  • R C Plath model 58 24volt bronze windlass
  • 380ft stainless steel 3/8 anchor chain
  • 65kg/135 Ultra anchor Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Boarding gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel tube top rails
  • Stainless steel mid lines
  • Stainless steel stern pulpit
  • Custom stainless steel dinghy transom davits with support brackets for solar panels
  • Custom cockpit stainless steel frame and support for enclosure and solar panels mounted above foredeck
  • Custom forward hatch
  • Port and starboard dorades
  • House top
  • House forward port and starboard dorades
  • Teak hand rails
  • Main sheet winch 55 Lewmar stainless self tailer
  • Main entry way hatch
  • Port and starboard dorades
  • Self bailing roomy cockpit with steering pedestal
  • Aft house entry hatch
  • Cockpit has custom steering pedestal and wheel
  • Very accessible engine controls shift and throttle
  • Compass
  • Furuno instrument displays
  • Controls for furler
  • Access to all sail control winches
  • 2x primary Lewmar 70 stainless self tailer
  • 2x secondary Lewmar 65 stainless self tailer
  • Titanium traveller aft of house
  • Harken mechanical back stay adjuster

Accommodations / Walkthrough

Accommodations consists of three sleeping cabins. Starting aft behind the cockpit would be the owner’s cabin, with one double berth. This cabin has an ensuite head, hanging lockers and drawer storage. From this cabin there is a walkway through to the main cabin by going through the engine room on the starboard side. The U-shaped galley is located to port with ample counter space and beautiful laminated wood sinks. The galley features a Kenyon induction oven, June cooktop, refrigerator and freezer, top opening, well insulated with cold plates. The navigation station is located to starboard with table and seat. In the main salon, on the port side, is a large dining table with wraparound seating. Opposite to starboard is additional seating with a lot of storage underneath. Going forward you enter the forepeak cabin with two pipe berths. The ensuite head is located on the port side. Going further forward is an additional cabin for two.

Engine Room

  • Starboard side work bench and storage
  • Electrical converters and chargers
  • Main electrical switches
  • Perkins main engine propeller shaft
  • Hundestad variable pitch controls
  • Titanium exhaust
  • Shut off for exhaust
  • Steering cables from pedestal to quadrant
  • Engineroom blower
  • Port side watermaker
  • 120 amp alternator


  • Hot and cold pressure water system
  • Hot water heater, Isotherm six gallon
  • Spectra watermaker, model Capehorn 330 extreme compact 15 gallon per hour production

Electrical – Current as of 2020

  • Custom electrical distribution panel common ground
  • Shore power 50 amp supply
  • Victron Energy multi plus 120/24v/3000w 120 amp inverter charger
  • Victron Energy BMV-712 battery monitor with blue tooth
  • Victron Energy Control GX monitor with button control
  • 4×12 Volt Mastervolt AGM 90 AH batteries set up in parallel to form 360 AH house bank (2019)
  • 8x12v valance U-charge lithium ion phosphate 138 A G batteries set up in parallel and series to form 24v 552 A H/14kw house bank (2020)
  • 6x 360 LG solar panels with Victron Energy Controller for each pair
  • Solar panel supply 24v house bank with a potential 2100w of solar energy
  • Victron Energy Multi Plus 120/12volt/3000W 120 amp charger

Navigation and Electronics – Current as of 2020

  • Furuno 12″ MFD at nav station
  • 3x Furuno F70’s at helm pedestal
  • Wind direction, wind speed
  • Furuno FM4850 Furuno Nav Pilot 711C with 7011 control unit
  • Auto pilot drive Lecoble & Schmitt linear drive 63 ST 24 volt
  • Furuno FM 4850 VHF at navigation and helm remote
  • AIS receiver

Rigging and Sails

  • Sea Tek custom two spreader aluminum mast, keel stepped
  • Antal mainsail track system, frictionless care
  • Two sets titanium spreaders
  • Navtec stainless steel rod rigging
  • Titanium deck toggle to chain plates
  • Stayall stay
  • Self tailing Lewmar winches on mast for halyards
  • Main halyard Lewmar 52 Stainless self tailer
  • Jib one Lewmar 52 Stainless self tailer
  • Spin two Lewmar 52 stailness self tailer
  • Stay halyard Lewmar 52 stainless self tailer
  • Topping lift winch with Antal Lock
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Profold DDE2C520 electric jib furler
  • 24v control at helm station
  • Harken hydraulic back stay

Sails all Ullman

  • Cuban fibre mainsail 2014
  • Hydranet jib on furler 2014
  • Hydranet staysail 2014
  • A 2 Asymmetrical spinnaker 2014

Additional Parts

  • Custom leather cockpit cushions, Mercedes leather

Safety Equipment

  • (2) fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB (out of registry)