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"The designs of Jay R. Benford are usually easy to recognize but difficult to describe precisely. They definitely have a traditional look about them yet don't resemble any particular type of traditional craft. Often they look like caricatures of boats - the kind of boats you see in children's books.
No insult is intended. On the contrary, Benford's boats all seem to have some sort of magical quality, a unique character all their own that defies definition."
----Cruising Sailboat Kinetics by Danny Greene

Jay Benford is one of those rare yacht designers whose work is startling and handsome at the same time. There are lots of designers who come up with wild and daring ideas, but too often gimmickry commands the foreground of their vision. Benford's work is firmly anchored in tradition. Sometimes he salutes it with faithful recreations. More often than not he seizes upon the essential elements of the past, tosses in some contemporary yearnings, and whirls the whole thing like a Rubik's cube. You're left with something that makes you think of days gone by even while wondering: why hasn't someone else done that before?

Isa Rana is Hull number 2 of this Benford design, she was completed in 1984 by Mc Connell Marina in Perry sound, Ontario, and sailed in the Grand Lakes untill 1996, she then moved to New Brunswick in 2006 and later to the Carribean where she is now.
Always stored on the hard in the non-sailing season, she is in excelent condition and waiting for you to go on new adventures.

Click here or on the drawing to see a large version of the layout drawing below.

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General Description
Builder/Designer Mac Connell marina/ Jay Benford Engine/Fuel Bukh 38B 38HP 3 cylinders Diesel
Model schooner 46 Year: 1984    
Length 46' overall, 40' on deck Accommodation Sleep 6 (2 in Vberth , 2 in pilothouse, 2 in salon settee)
Beam 11.6' Galley
  • Propane Stove with oven
Draft 6.3'  
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Stainless sink
  • Pressurized water
  • Furuno GPS
  • Garmin depth sounder
  • Radar JRC 24
  • 2 X VHF
  • SSB
  • Epirb
  • 2 battery bank 500 amps in total
  • Alternator 150 Amps
  • 5 X Solar panels total 500W
  • Wind generator 15 amps
  • Inverter 200w and 300w
  • Battery Charger 40 amps


  • Fuel: N/A
  • Water: N/A
  • Bay Walker
  • Yamaha 2HP
  • Electric windlass
  • 1 X CQR 300' chain 150' line
  • 1 X Danforth 50' chain 150' line
  • 1 X Fisherman

Sails/Deck Gear
Cutter rig


  • Schooner Gaff rig
  • Main with 2 reefs
  • Jib
  • Drifter
  • New sails cover 2016
  • and deck box cover
  • New Trojan batteries
  • New heavy duty tarp for winter storaget
  • Portable aircon
  • Survival raft 6 pax. 2003
  • Deck chairs
  • Swimming ladder
  • Well stock in mechanical and woodworking tools
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