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PYI Inc.
Key Lime Sailing Club in Key Largo, FL
Paceship Yachts Ltd.
1962-1981
www.paceship.org

Paceship began as Industrial Shipping Company Limited of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, a builder of small plywood speedboats. When the plant was rebuilt after a fire in 1956, it became one of the earliest manufacturer of small fiberglass runabouts and sailboats.
The line soon expanded to include larger sailboats which they began marketing under the Paceship name around 1962. The company was acquired in 1965 by Atlantic Bridge Company Limited of Nova Scotia (ABCO) and the boat building operation was closed shortly afterward.
In 1975 the PY-23 and PY-26 tooling was sold to AMF of Connecticut, who built the design until 1981 when it closed down the Paceship division.

Tanzer Industries bought the mold and rights to the PY26 design in 1981 and produced the boat as the Tanzer 27.

Much of the information on boats built by this builder was obtained from the PACESHIP OWNERS SITE (www.paceship.org), which is one of the best sites of it's kind on the web. For the most complete history and documentation on these yachts (including drawings, brochures, etc.) select their link listed at the top of this page.

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NAME/TYPE       LOA First Built
English / Metric
TECH DINGHY 12.00' / 3.66m 1935
FALCON 16 (MCVAY) 15.75' / 4.80m 1954
INTERNATIONAL FJ 13.22' / 4.03m 1956
EAST WIND 25 (PACESHIP) 24.58' / 7.49m 1962
EAST WIND 24 24.58' / 7.49m 1962
PACESHIP P2-20 19.25' / 5.87m 1962
PACESHIP P 12 (OAK ISLAND 12) 12.06' / 3.68m 1963
CRUISETTE 20 (PACESHIP) 19.50' / 5.94m 1963
PACESHIP 2-16 15.42' / 4.70m 1964
ACADIAN 30 (PACESHIP) 30.00' / 9.14m 1964
MOUETTE 19 19.50' / 5.94m 1964
PACESHIP 29 (C&C) 28.79' / 8.78m 1964
PEREGRINE 16 (PACESHIP) 15.58' / 4.75m 1965
WESTWIND 24 (PACESHIP) 23.92' / 7.29m 1966
PACESHIP 17 17.33' / 5.28m 1966
BLUEJACKET 23 (PACESHIP) 22.83' / 6.96m 1967
ACADIAN 30 YWL (PACESHIP) 30.00' / 9.14m 1968
PACESHIP 32 (TRIPP) 31.83' / 9.70m 1968
NORTHWIND 29 (PACESHIP) 28.79' / 8.78m 1969
PACESHIP 23 (C&C) 23.00' / 7.01m 1969
PACESHIP P 14 13.50' / 4.11m 1969
PACESHIP 20 19.25' / 5.87m 1970
CHANCE 32 32.08' / 9.78m 1972
PY 26 (PACESHIP) 26.33' / 8.03m 1972
CHANCE 32/28 (PACESHIP) 32.08' / 9.78m 1972
CHANCE 29/25 (PACESHIP) 29.00' / 8.84m 1973
PY 23 (PACESHIP) 22.58' / 6.88m 1973
SEIDELMANN 24-1 24.18' / 7.37m 1981
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