Jensen Marine/Cal Boats

1956 - 1989

Founded by Jack Jensen and originally located at Costa Mesa, CA. The company first sold the centerboard LAPWORTH 24 designed by Bill Lapworth. The Lapworth's 24 sold well. The name was first changed to CALIFORNIA 24 and then CAL 24. The name Cal stuck with the company until it closed in 1986.
The 24 was a success and Jensen hired Lapworth to design several more yachts including a 27 foot pop-top racer/cruiser. (there would ultimately be 3 Cal 27's)
The CAL 40 was introduced in 1963. These yachts became one of the most celebrated production racings yachts of all time.
Bangor Punta purchased Jensen Marine in 1965*.
Boats were still listed as being built by Jensen Marine for a number of years after this date. Jensen Marine also built RV/Motor homes for few years at the Costa Mesa plant.
The Cal Yacht factory was moved to Tampa, Florida in January of 1981. The factory remained in Tampa until March of 1985. It was then moved to Fall River, Massachusetts and was managed by Jim Hunt, son of yacht designer C. Raymond Hunt. Bangor Punta also owned O'Day Yachts and Prindle Catamarans.
Later there was Siegler Marine, Starcraft Sailboat Products, and then finally just Cal Boats. If all the later takeovers are included, Cal boats continued to be built until 1989.

(Eds. note: An attempt was made to list the boats as they were named by the manufacturer. For example, the second version of the CAL 30 was called the CAL 2-30. In cases where a later model used the same name as an ealier one, the boat is listed here with a unique identifier in parenthisis, such as CAL 24 (HUNT)to designate it as a separate model.)

Sailboats Built By Jensen Marine/Cal Boats

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CAL 2-24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1967
CAL 2-25 25.25 ft / 7.70 m 1977
CAL 2-27 26.58 ft / 8.10 m 1974
CAL 2-29 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1974
CAL 2-30 30.20 ft / 9.20 m 1968
CAL 2-34 33.25 ft / 10.13 m 1975
CAL 2-46 45.50 ft / 13.87 m 1971
CAL 20 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1961
CAL 21 20.50 ft / 6.25 m 1969
CAL 22 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1984
CAL 24 24.39 ft / 7.43 m 1958
CAL 24 (HUNT) 24.67 ft / 7.52 m 1983
CAL 25 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1965
CAL 27 27.34 ft / 8.33 m 1971
CAL 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1963
CAL 28-2 (HUNT) 28.25 ft / 8.61 m 1985
CAL 29 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1971
CAL 3-27 26.67 ft / 8.13 m 1983
CAL 3-30 30.07 ft / 9.17 m 1973
CAL 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1961
CAL 31 31.50 ft / 9.60 m 1979
CAL 33 32.67 ft / 9.96 m 1971
CAL 33 (HUNT) 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1984
CAL 34 33.24 ft / 10.13 m 1968
CAL 34-III 33.24 ft / 10.13 m 1977


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