Bay Retriever is a center cockpit, aft cabin sloop built by S2 Yachts in
1978. Originally commissioned in 1980, she entered an extended lay-up
period in the mid '90s for repair and rebuild. During her time on land, blisters were
ground out and the hull was barrier coated. She also received a complete
interior refit from bow to stern, including new headliner, cushions,
carpeting, wiring and plumbing, cabinets, non-structural bulkheads, and her
little Yanmar engine was given a top-end rebuild. Launched again on 8 July
02, her mast and new rigging, including a Harken Mark III Unit 1 Roller Furling
unit, StaSet X halyards, and replaced electric wiring, were stepped on 30 July
02. During her delivery from Deale, MD to her new home port of Baltimore,
MD, on 1 Aug 02, she averaged 5.1 knots under engine for eight hours.
Finally, on 4 Aug, she was formally re-commissioned as the Bay Retriever.