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Table of details and specifications of BAH-004
  Designer Alfred Edward "Bill" Luders Jr. (USA)
  Builders Oscar Schelin, Kungsörs Båtvarv AB (SWE)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1963-03-05
  Original boat name John B III
  Original country BAH
  Original sail number 004
  Current location Haapsalu, Baltic Sea (EST)


5.5 SWE 48 - Estland next - 17.12.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The boat has changed hands and will in future be sailing in Estland.
5.5 SWE 48 - 12.10.2012 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The boat is going through a complete restoration, preparing her for a future race life, hopefully soon meeting with her 1964 Olympic competitors. Those, whose location is known are these:

GER 12 - Lake of Starnberg
GER 18 (ex NOR 27) - Lake of Constance
GER 64 (ex SWE 37) - Lake of Starnberg
ITA 42 - La Spezia
GER 28 (ex FIN 24)- Flensburg
AUS 14 - Sydney
USA 71 (ex DEN 11) - New York
SUI 45 - Lake of Geneva

Who has info on these missing boats?
GBR 12
CAN 58
USA 50

We do plan to rejoin all of them in 2014 in Central Europe, for the 50th Enoshima Jubilee.
Boats name - 21.05.2008 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
The boat has the original name John B III, not Tomatoe
Material - 07.04.2008 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
classic mahogany planking
Current location - 07.04.2008 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
Köping Sweden
Ownership history - 07.04.2008 by Sven-Åke Lagerkvist
Swe-048 Göran Uggla 1979 - 1991 "Strix"
Swe-048 K-G Olsson 1991 - 2008 "Strix"
Swe-048 Sven-Åke Lagerkvist 2008- "John B3"
Information - 04.04.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
This is Luders hull #1026 and L5.5 #23
Yeoman IV K-4 and BA-4 - 04.04.2008 by Matti Muoniovaara
Boats named Yeoman (numbers IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XII and XV were 5.5s, last number is IXX) were owned by the Aisher family in Great Britain.
Yeoman IV was designed by Charles Arthur Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson 1952 (C&N building #789).
This boat has never been in the Bahamas. In Helsinki Olympics it had first British sail letters K-4 and Bobby Symonette as skipper. In the final entry list sail letters were BA-4 and crew was Donald Carlton Pritchard (helmsman), Basil Herbert McKinney (Gavin's uncle), Basil Kelly and Godfrey Walter Higgs.
Note by Jens Busch posted 19.02.2008 "This is S 48" - 30.03.2008 by Site Administrator
The John B built by Kungsör in 1963 was sold to Sweden in the mid 60-ies to Tomas-Bertel Nathorst and was named Tomatoe, S48. Symonette was the first owner, but he certainly was not the owner later than 1967, when he got his new boat (or was there yet another John B between 1963 and 1967? My owner record implicates that: Symonette 63–?, Nathorst ?-ca 67, Sandberg ca 67-73, Busch 73-79, Uggla 79-?)
Complementary reconstituted notes... - 30.03.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
According to Matti, "John BIII" (BAH-004b) is Luders design #1026.
According to Kaspar, she became SWE-048 ?
9th/15 at the XVIII Olympics 1964 Tokyo - 29.03.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
9th/15 at the XVIII Olympics 1964 Tokyo, Japan, Robert Hallam Symonette, George Leroy F., Percival Andrew Knowles, John B 3, BA-1, Alfred E. Luders Jr. 1963, 9-13-11-3-3-10-10, 2713p.
Yes, this boat will stay "John B3"... - 29.03.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
...and it will be renamed BAH-004b as soon as the website would allow to consider double-numbers to clarify such messy situations with the extensions a, b, c, etc. At this time we would be able to complete more precisely the story...
In the mean time, "Yeoman IV" has been moved to GBR-004 (see and will wear BAH-004a ID as well.
May be not an original boat ? - 10.02.2008 by Site Administrator
The name Yeoman is normally to Australian boats. The only source we have is the following olympic results : 15th/16 at the XV Olympics 1952 Helsinki, R.H. Symonette Yeoman BA-4 15-12-13-9-12-16-10 1428

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of BAH-004
Sail# Boat name Owner name
BAH-004 "John B3" Robert H. Symonette (1963-1967)  
SWE-048 "Tomatoe" Thomas B. Nathorst (1967-?)  
SWE-048 "Laremi" Emil Sandberg (1967-1973)  
SWE-048 "Laremi" Jens Busch (1973-1979)  
SWE-048 "Strix" Göran Uggla (1979-1991)  
SWE-048 "Strix" K-G Olsson (1991-2008)  
SWE-048 "John B3" Sven-Åke Lagerkvist (2008-?)  

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