Described as a "Spirit of Tradition cutter, 40ft (12.2m) overall but only 28 (8.5m) on the waterline. Her topsides are pure 1940s and ’50s American classic: curved bow and wine-glass transom with long overhangs; low free-board; varnished cabin with oval bronze-rimmed ports; and a small aft cockpit with mahogany coamings."
"Strong she most certainly is, built by Bent Jespersen, one of the leaders in cold-molded construction, with three layers of Western red cedar veneers and a final layer of mahogany. Her hull is an inch and a quarter thick and for 28 years stood up to British Columbia’s drifting logs and Alaska’s berg-y bits without mishap."
Designed by Francis Kinney, Celeste has fulfilled her owners' desires for a capable and elegant cruiser. Her bronze fittings, teak decks and classic interior joinery instill a warm and enduring appeal.
Cold molded from red cedar, diagonal layers and mahogany fore and aft, her hull remains stiff and sound.
Celeste has completed several return passages to the South Pacific but still calls Victoria home.