Creekmore Sailboats

Manufactured in Medley & Dania, Florida (at least some of them)

I'm still learning about Creekmores, but here's what I know so far:
There were two designers, Ray and his son Lee. I will indicate who the designer was next to each design. Since these are mostly custom built boats, not all hulls share the same designation.
Many of the boats listed here are for sale, since this is usually how I find out about them.

Neither myself or this web page are officially associated with The Creekmores. All the information I get is put on this page. If you have a Creekmore, please emails me all the information, and a picture if you have one. I'll post it to this page.

-Ryan Neve
Creekmore 40, "Whale II"

Updated March 28, 2002

Click Here to see the under 40 foot Creekmores.

Creekmore 46,45 (Ray?):

Beam 13'
Draft 5'8"
?? built.
Boat Name Owner Location Notes
For Sale!
Leah Ward
Creekmore 46
Broker is Whitney's Marine Jacksonville, FL 66hp Yanmar, 10kw genset, freezer, watermaker, AC, Espar, electronics w/AP. 2 heads. Solid teak/mahogany trim, teak sole. Recent Shakedown cruise to USVI. 
Accommodations V Berth forward with los of drawers, cabinets,storage.Head with Wilcox-Crittenden manual toilet, Stainless Steel sink and Shower, Atwood shower sump, hot and cold pressure water.Main cabin has a u shaped galley and a dinette with mahogany table that conveerts to berth.There is a workbench, Nav Station and a settee with TV /VCR above. The aft stateroom has a double berth, Hanging locker, Drawers and a settee with Jabsco Marine toilet under. 
For Sale!

Broker is Grenedines Yacht Brokerage Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines 1986 46' Creekmore, center cockpit sloop (BEQ) Offers 
Morning Star
Creekmore 46
Howard & Pat Cohen
formerly Ted Seymour.
North Kingstown, RI
We bought Ted Seymour's Morning Star early this past September. Ted did an incredible job designing and finishing her. We are beyond pleased. Spent the remainder of this season, sailing locally, getting used to her. She has been hauled for the winter in Wickford. Will do some minor work on her over the winter and look forward to broadening our cruising range next spring. Maiden voyage to Bermuda in 4.5 days Perkins 4-108.
For Sale!
China Cloud
Creekmore 45
International Yacht Sales Brokerage & Charter, Inc. 
(954) 462-8802
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Formerly in Wilmington, NC
Click on picture for link to broker's page.
Creekmore 45
Stuart & Anne Thomson Exeter,
Built in 1984 in Rhode Island. We've owned her for 3 years and spent the vast majority of that time completing a major refit; new engine (Perkins 4326), new standing rigging, complete rewire, new sails, new tanks, plumbing, layout etc, etc. We've also spent a lot of time getting her ready for long distance cruising. Its been exhausting but we're now ready for some extended cruising with our two children (Callum 6 and Bevan 3) starting this summer and hopefully heading over to your side of the Atlantic.
It's such a relief to have confirmed that there are such things as Creekmore boats as here in the U.K. I could not find anyone to verify what I was told after I bought her (its a long story but basically the person I bought the boat off did not know what it was that he was selling!).
Now living aboard.
For Sale!
For Sale Ft. Lauderdale, FL Cutter Sloop super deal for the long range cruiser, this is a semi project, Perkins 4-99 diesel, plenty of sail inventory, good rig, strong survey, super deal for quick sale, call for details & make offer, please call
Lucifer and Rachel Keener  San Diego, CA Grandfather owned it for 20+ years, He bought it from a fella that raced it. Excellent boat, 2" thick hull makes lttle accidents manageable. We are reworking now. Great addition by grandfather, Full enclosure of cockpit with a teak dog house. Plan on sailing to yander in a few years, and this boat will definitely be great. 
She is best described as everything we never knew we always wanted! As soon as we get a picture we will send it. We don't have that capability right now. We are two live aboards and a golden retriever and a baby on the way. I love the boat and glad we have a boat that isn't a a cookie cutter model. My dream is to circumnavigate with the family. Hopefully sooner than later.

Creekmore 45 (Ray):

Perhaps 8 built, most as yawls.
Boat Name Owner Location Notes
Clark & Birgitta
Now out cruising. Formerly Shillshole Bay Marina
Seattle WA
Picture of Temptress - Click for full sized pictureClark has put togeter some great web pages. Click here to see them.
(click for full sized picture)
Arch Autenreith Chesapeake We bought it in 1966 for our trip around the world from 1968-1970.  Changed the interior somewhat to accommodate 6 (Mom, Dad and us 4 children) and to have a lot more storage, but other than that we've left it pretty much alone.  Been sailing it constantly (other than a 6-8 year hiatus) since then mostly in the Chesapeake.  Bermuda a couple times, the Northeast, Bahamas a couple times and a couple years in Key West.  As I said, real heavy.  Solid hand-laid (of course) glass with 24 solid 1" SS stringers bars running fore/aft.  New Perkins 4-108 about 8 years ago.  3 rebuilds were enough.
It is a yawl rig with a rather big rounded bow.  EVERYWHERE we go someone asks us if it's ferro-cement I guess because of the round bow.  And molded dolphins on either side.  Small doghouse that stops 5 or so feet from the main mast.  After cabin accessible only from the outside.  Center cockpit.

Creekmore 45 (Lee):

Boat Name Owner Location notes
? Stephen King San Juan Islands,
Pacific NW
Reported by Clark Willix

Creekmore 42 (Ray):

This photo is from a 1964 brochure:

Creekmore 40 (Lee):

There may have been 8 built. Mold was sold and used in Offshore 40.
Displacement 24,000 lbs.
Draft 5'7"
Boat Name Owner Location notes
Sea Trek
Creekmore 42
She was with Greathouse Yacht brokerage in Seattle, but is no longer listed. I'm trying to find out more. Seattle, WA? Seems to be an extended transom  40'
Was Asking $120,000
(click picture for better view)
Whale II
(1980, launched 1984)
click here for more info
Ryan Neve
formerly Jock Grenier
Originally Sandy Sandberg
Coconut Grove, FL third? hull from mold, built by Sandy Sandberg.
Whale II on Biscayne Bay - Click for big picture
(click on boat name for Whale II web page)
Coconut Allen Lindsey,
Formerly John Southam
St. Petersburg, FL First hull from mold
formerly Navis Bona
Pelican Pi
Jennifer Smith,
Formerly Brian Mattis
Built by Ed Walther
City Island, NY
and Key West
Since purchase,  I sailed the boat to City Island, NY and worked on her all summer. I have replaced four hatches in the deck, repaired considerable delimitation where rigging meets the deck, replaced old nasty kerosene stove w/ shiny new Broadwater propane. Also installed new 1/3 hrsp refrigeration unit done by Safe Harbor Diesel in Key West (very happy w/ work and price), ran beefier lifelines and larger backing plates on lifeline stansions, installed external h20 outlet, new headliner, and had emergency tiller fabricated. Those are the big ones  plus a couple hundred little projects. You know how it is.
Presently, the boat is in Charleston, SC. I am waiting for help to finish the journey south to Key West. I would like to spend New Years in Cuba. I would love to talk to other Creekmore owners especially concerning engines and possible repowering cost issues etc.
Whale II leaving Sands Key Anchorage - Click for big picture
In mast furling, Sloop Rig, Volvo MD17C, Inverter, Wind Generator, Autopilot, Refrig, A/C, Kerosene Stove, Water Heater, 12v windlass, Two cabin layout. Sold in Oct 1999

(click picture for better view)

John and Cathy Wilcox
Originally Randy Smith
Southeast Florida Original hull (#1) from which hull mold (bull) was made, cutter rigged. Only Creekmore 40 with a raised cabin. Equipment includes: Balmar Autopilot, Trimble XL GPS, Garmin GPS, Icom VHF (x2), Icom SSB, Northern Lite 5k generator, Rutland wind generator, Solar panels, 66hp Yanmar, 8o gal/day watermaker, 10' caribe dinghy w/15hp Yamaha, Viking Liferaft, refrig & freezer, microwave, Force 10 Oven & BBQ, class A EPIRB, bow Pulpit.
(click picture for better view)
Laughing Gull ? Coral Reef YC
Miami, FL

3 spreader tall rig. 7' fin keel. Only deep draft fin keel 40' built.
John Micocci St. Petersburg, FL  I built Noelani in Medley, FL, '78 to '82 and sailed for several years to Maine, Bermuda, Bahamas and Carib. Moved to St. Pete and let boat go downhill. I remarried in '97 and my wife, Christine liked the boat so we did massive renovation, including adding 2 feet on stern. Just recently finished, we sailed to Cuba for shakedown and won Morro Castle Race off Havana in non-spinnaker. Next destination is unknown, maybe Bahamas or U.S. East Coast. I worked on a number of the 27's, 34's, and 40's from '78 to '83. Helped deliver a 27 to Long Island. It's good to see these great designs being appreciated by new owners. 
168 PHRF rating in westfloridaphrf
Swift Turtle
(in progress)
Dan Gilbert Vashon Island, Washington I to am building a creekmore 40 w/ 2' sugarscoop, what a lot of work, she's a few years out yet, and she is a fin keel modeled after laughing gull. her lay up was around 1990, I bought her as hull around 99, inteior systems are close, engins in tankage wire, but what a lot of work, her inteior is comming along nicely, all teak and white paint, lookin good, wire is roughed in all tin, clean, tanks, engine  perkins 4108, keel is not on yet its a 5.5' fin, rudder will be a spade as yet un made,I figure a couple more years, her name is Swift Turtle, safe and steady, capable or long runs. so I will send a photo or 2 in the future, Boat by the barn style,

Offshore 40 (creekmore hull):

Built under the auspices of a group called Cruising World, Inc.  Not associated with the magazine by that name.  Steve Lippincot of Tampa, FL was instrumental with the design for finishing off this Creekmore 40 hull.  The building yard was Nautical Development Corporation in St. Petersburg, now out of business.  They started with Hull #9 of the Creekmore 40's.  DESTINY was the 11th built, therefore has the 19 on the sail along with the O40 logo.  There were 14 built.
Boat Name Owner Location Notes
For Sale!
for sale Mandeville, LA 
(?) #19
Dave Scott,
formerly Tom and Sharon Bierman,
formerly the Goodmans, from Miami, FL
Virginia Beach, VA I've had  her on the hard since the end of August.  Am in the process of giving her a  peel, then sand (much), fair, more sand, prime, epoxy, sand, epoxy, and  anti-fouling, using the Devoe system.

DESTINY made it back afloat December 20, 1999, after her extensive hull and systems work.  Current project is resolving the mast partner and deck leak problem as well as reworking the headstay/furler attachment and then retuning the rig.

I'll continue to keep you updated on her progress.  I am very interested in finding out the current and past owners of these boats to share lessons learned and enjoy some "class" association.


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Creekmore Boats, Rte. 1, Box 264-A, Theodore, AL. 36582


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