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Chris Councill's Trailer Sailor Site
Ex-Captain of the "Widget"
[17' Commodore Mate]
Atlanta, GA


Updates: Ramsey is selling Annabelle.


Skipper's Mate

Commodore 17

Sanibel 17

Sanibel 18

International Marine Sanibel


Visit the Sanibel Owners/Users Group link.

The purpose of this site is to share my enjoyment of sailing and my trailer sailer, the "Widget". I have a few pages showing my boat and some of the things I have done to enhance her.

I am also trying to display pictures of other Skipper's Mates, Commodore 17s (Mate) and Sanibel 17 & 18s. There are not many still around, but they are all basically the same boat.

Hope you enjoy these pages.

"The weather is here, wish you were beautiful."


Owners  Camera denotes a web page with pictures.)
Model Boat Name Owner Location Contact/Comments

IM Sanibel 18

In 2005, International Marine (IM) acquired the molds for the Sanibel 18. They have started building this fine boat again.
2011 Morris    Dave & Nancy Haverstock Eugene, OR. Haverstocks@comcast.net
HIN: HMSSO2228011
2009 Luna    Jose Rodriguez Winter Haven, FL jjrs37@yahoo.com
HIN: HMSS215D909
2009 Oberon II    Sold Adrian, Michigan
HIN: HMSS213A909
2008 Gypsy Breeze     Eric Hughes Mechanicsburg, PA coldkayaker@aol.com
HIN: HMSS209E808
2008 Hula Girl Mike & Tricia Kennedy Dana Point Harbor, CA HIN: HMSS207G708
2007 Luffin It    Eric Dahlkamp Riverdale, UT
HIN: HMSS205C707
2007 Sonray's    Michael Poortstra Lake Pleasant, AZ / Dana Point, CA Mpoortstra@aol.com
HIN: HMSS203A707
2006 Sheet Music    The Morgans Mercer Island, WA HIN: HMSS201C606
2006 Sweet Thing II 
Captain and Mrs. Howie Los Angeles, CA HIN: HMSS200L506
This is the first International Marine Sanibel 18 built.

Sanibel 18

In August of 1986, Captiva Yachts changed the name from Sanibel 17 to Sanibel 18. Since the overall length is 17'9", it's traditional in the boat industry to round up to the next higher number. The major changes were coming 5 months later.
1989 Volcano    Eric Banner Winter Haven, FL bantuff@aol.com
HIN: FLZK9092D989
This Sanbel is a home built boat.
1988 Miss Daisy    Tom W. Hollywood, FL coloneltom006@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0194AC888
1988 Sandpiper John Hipp Rutherford, NJ jhipp@bellatlantic.net
HIN: CVI0163AC888
1988 Mimi Too Steve Henderson Kansas City, MO sdh5255@gmail.com
HIN: CVI0154AB888
1988 Casey Shea    Joseph Laughlin Maggie Valley, NC ki4hym@bellsouth.net
HIN: CVI0148AJ788
1988 MERLOT II    Steve Kaba Downingtown, PA skaba@comcast.net
HIN: CVI 0145AI788
1988 Carolyn G. Jerry and Carolyn Griffin Dade City, Florida jmcmg@mac.com
HIN: CVI 0144AI788
1988 Sandy B    Unknown Unknown
HIN: CVI0143AF788
1988 Beluga    Steve Ludman Lancaster, PA namdul@aol.com
HIN: CVI0135AG788
1988 St. Elmo II Carl Smith Lake Hopatcong, NJ carlkq@aol.com
HIN: CVI 0134AG788
1988 Adagio    Carr Smith & Joy Sargent-Smith Jacksonville, FL Kept Ron's original Pivot Bolt modifications.
carrsmith@comcast.net
HIN: CVI0132AF788
1988 Clarabell    Emile B. Mascoma Lake, NH HIN: CVI0129AF788
1987 C'EST MOI
James Din Hugo, NC HIN: CVI0127AD787
cest_moi65@yahoo.com
1987 Jeff's Boat Jeff Dunedin, FL HIN: CVI0126AD787
1987 Oasis    Stan & Stosh Kuczynski Orlando, FL HIN: CVI0125AD787
1987 Island Girl    Jack F. Orlando, FL Jack's original Sanibel he bought in Michigan
jfinucan@cfl.rr.com
HIN: CVI0124AC787
1987 Sea Monkey    Bob & Margo Kyser Wawaka, Indiana bkyser@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0121AB787
1987 S.S. Minnow II    Clay and Ro J. Naples, FL Jacques & Ginny's  Kuuipo (now "S.S. Minnow II".)
clayj13@hotmail.com
HIN: CVI0119AA787
In January of 1987, Captiva Yachts began installing a new deck/liner combination incorporating a number of changes outlined on this website in the "History" section. Boats # 119 to the last one, # 169, had the updates.
1987 Maitoi Eric Jacobsen Greenville, SC Ericjacobsen3@excite.com
HIN: CVI0118AA787
1987 KUMBAYA    Scott Hutto Cypress, TX wshutto@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0114AK687
1987 Jamey's Sanibel
Jamey J. Chicamauga Lake, TN brkfld@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0109AH687

Sanibel 17

1987 AnnaBelle   
For Sale
Ramsey A. Montrose, CO Ramseycrafty@gmail.com
HIN: CVI0104AG687
1987 Ernie's Boat Ernie H. New York HIN: CVI0101AF687
1986 Formerly "Jailbait"    Jon & Sue Thompson Peter Tucker's Bay, Bermuda HIN: CVI0098AF686
1986 JoyToy II    Charles & Joyce H. Clinton, TN HIN: CVI0088AA686
1986 Bella Andrew & Deb R. Alberta, Canada HIN: CVI0085AE686
1986 Miss Molly Stephen P. Lake Pontchartrain, LA Apostropheez53@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0082AB686
1986 Nomad Richard K. New Orleans, LA
HIN: CVI0081AB686
1986 Belle    Mark G. Orlando, FL Mgutschalk@aol.com
HIN: CVI0080AB686
1986 Artful Dodger    Tom O. Traverse City, Michigan trawler2@gmail.com
HIN: CV10079AB686
1986 Guppy Jeff S. Statesville, NC flyerjeff@roadrunner.com
HIN: CVI0074AL586
1986 Good Timing Den Crepeau Lake Champlain, NY HIN: CVI0066AI586
1986 Alexis    Dan & Gayle B. Lake Odessa, Michigan wow92300@yahoo.com
HIN: CVI0065AI586
1986 CheesPuff    Mike B. St. Croix River, Wisconsin heymagic@sbcglobal.net
HIN: CVI0063AH586 
1986 Earth's Breath
   
Mark O. Fort Wayne, IN ssosbun@aol.com
HIN: CVI0062AG586
1985 Big A    Larry B. Barnegat Bay, NJ Although Larry upgraded to a larger boat, he made some great additions to his Sanibel.
1985 After You    Chuck Wicks Brooksville, FL cwicks@webtv.net
HIN: CVI0049AC585
1985 Moonstruck Cathy C. Sarasota, FL HIN: CVI0048AC585
1985 Peorian    Fred Gilbert Pomona, CA fgtkv@aol.com
HIN: CVI0043AC585
Updated Fred's page with new electrical system.
1985 Serenity John W. Rock Island, Mississippi  
1985 Miss Adventure    Sold and do not know the new owner. New Jersey (?) Sold by South Shore Marina.
1985 Dixie Lee   
Unknown Montrose, CO Todd's bottom refinishing.
HIN: CVI0035AK485
1985 George's Boat George G. Flordia HIN: CV10031AJ485
1985 Sanibel 17
Gary Unknown HIN: CVI0030AJ485
1985 Kismet
Mike D. Key Largo, FL CapnMyk@aol.com
HIN: CVI0029AJ485
1985 Makai    John Oetting Lake Nockamixon, PA oetting@comcast.net
HIN: CVI0028AJ485
1985 Breezy    Jeff Von Horn Oak Island/Southport, North Carolina jvonhorn@gmail.com
HIN: CVI0023AH485
1985 ON A WHIM    Jake & Kelly Jenkins San Francisco, CA j2jenkins@gmail.com
HIN: CV10019AG485
1985 Don's Boat Don Unknown HIN: CVI0015AF485
1984 Siesta Steve & Sandy Dygert Almond, NY sdygert@frontiernet.net
HIN: CVI0012AE484
1984 Odyssey Frank D. State College, PA frankdoc@adelphia.net
HIN: CVI0007AD484
1984 Bob-Along Cliff L. Clearwater, FL

Commodore 17

1984 Widget    Heather & Greg Aksamit Duluth, GA widget@aksamit.org
HIN: XYVSM050M84D
1984 Pip    Sold and do not know the new owner. Fennimore, WI HIN: XYVSM049M84D
Diane's original Modifications.

Skipper's Mate

1983 Jim's Boat   Jim Yancey Fulton, MO jyancey@coin.org
Owner finished interior. No HIN.
1983 Leon's Boat
Leon Royal Arkansas If interested, contact Leon at:
leon.royal@centurytel.net
HIN:XUTSMO41M83D
1983 Tinkerbell   Jim B. Unknown HIN:XUTSMO40M83A
1982 Osa P III Sold and do not know the new owner. Hermitage, TN
1982 Wave Function    John Riley Lake Wateree, SC dsbscience@cetlink.net
HIN: XUTSM029M82J
1982 Unknown Unknown Cape Cod, Mass. HIN: XUTSMO27M82I
19?? Phantasea    Earnie Mississippi Earnie's boat was the first owner's boat I posted on my site. Unfortunately, I did not get any details from him and do not even know if he still has it. Because of the Boat Registration Number, I am assuming it is in Mississippi.
1982 Donald's Boat Donald L. Indiana HIN: XUTSMOO1M82A


E-mail: chriscouncill@att.net
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