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Table of details and specifications of CAN-022
  Designer Einar Ohlson (SWE)
  Builders Oscar Schelin, Kungsörs Båtvarv AB (SWE)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1962
  Original boat name Nantoria
  Original country CAN
  Original sail number 022
  Current location Midland, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron (CAN)


5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria" - 10.11.2012 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
John Lister reports from Canada: "...Nantoria sailed most of her life from 1967 to 2010 out of Toronto’s Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Queen City Yacht Club. During these years she was in mostly sailed by the Millen Family who called her Grass Hopper. Towards the end of this time Grasshopper was getting tired and in need of significant work. She was bought by John Lister of Midland, Ontario (1.5 hours north of Toronto) on Georgian Bay in 2010. John returned her original name to her, and she was re-launched in 2011 as Nantoria after an extensive rebuild (Lister restores yacht as a hobby). She sails and races happily on Georgian Bay these days..."
Relaunch - 9th of June 2011 - 13.06.2011 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
John Lister, owner of 5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria" reports:
I launched "Nantoria" today and she is sitting in the slings for the night. I hope to get her mast up this weekend and put on the new deck hard wear, maybe even get for a sail.
Into the garage for restoration - 09.10.2009 by John Lister
On October 5th we lifted Nantoria/Grasshopper up off the trailer and into a cradle with wheels and was pushed into the garge. We removed the rudder and keel in the same process which went very well. The keelsum looked to be in very good condition although it was obvious that she would have been leaking badly up through the keel boalts. I am now ready to build an extension out front over the 3 metres that stick-out of the garage so that she will fit in undercover and I can put the wood stove on to warm-up the shop. Winter is coming soon....
The start of restoration. - 31.08.2009 by John Lister
Nantoria/Grasshopper will be put in our heated garage to undergo restoration work. The keel will be removed in order to get her into the garage. Many ribs will be replaces and new floors will be put in. Over the years she became soft in the turn of the bilge and so she will be stiffened back up in this area. As well the deck will totally be replaced. Fortunatley she is in good shape as the planks are very sound and I beleive the keelson is also in good order.
If anyone has any inforamtion on her or her original builder I would love to hear about it.

On the side, I believe that Natoria was never named "Bidlis IV" (as noted on this page) as I undersand that was another 5.5 in the Toronto area at the time. The Millan family took ownership of Natoria in apporximately 1964 and renamed her Grasshopper.

Stsy tuned
Nantoria is alive and well - 23.07.2009 by John Lister
Nantoria got named Grasshopper in the '60's where it sailed out of Queen City Yacht Club in Toronto Ontario and has been owned by the Millan family. It is now moving over to my ownership where I plan to restore her. The boat is being moved to Midland Ontario and will sail on Georgian Bay. She is currently in reasonable shape for a 47 year old boat. I plan to bring her back up to good condition and enjoy racing her around the bouys again

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5.5 CAN 22 "Nantoria" - new shiny colour

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of CAN-022
Sail# Boat name Owner name
CAN-022 "Nantoria" Ed Barker (1962-?)  
CAN-022 "Grasshopper" Family Millan (1964-?)  
CAN-022 "Bibis IV" James Crang (1966-?)  
CAN-022 "Nantoria" John Lister (2010-?)  

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