Paceship Yachts Ltd.

www.paceship.org

1962 - 1981

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.

Sailboats Built By Paceship Yachts Ltd.

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

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


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