Bunker and Ellis

Bunker and Ellis - Stardust
Classic 1966 Twin Engine Bunker and Ellis

THE STORY: Over fifty years later, Stardust, a 1966 twin-engine 39′ Bunker and Ellis, has arrived back at Ellis Boat Company – back to where she was built, 265 Seawall Road in Southwest Harbor. Don Ellis recalls the building of Stardust (as a teenager in 1966), with the famous builders Raymond Bunker and Ralph Ellis. In particular, he recalls the mahogany hull – only a few of the Bunker and Ellis hulls were built with mahogany. Bunker and Ellis built 58 custom boats from 1945 to 1978. At 39 feet with twin engines, Stardust is extremely maneuverable and seaworthy.  This was one of four 39′ yachts that Raymond Bunker and Ralph Ellis built together. A FEW DETAILS: 1 1/4″ mahogany planking over 2 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ oak frames. Oak keel, stem, stern & deck framing, floor timbers, dead wood, sternpost, and guard rails. Bronze screw refastened 1995. Decks are 1-foot cedar painted buff. Cabin sides, pilothouse, and coaming are varnished mahogany.  Varnished mahogany toe and guard rails covered with SS half oval. Cockpit size is 9′ x 8’9″. Twin 350 HP 2007 Volvo marine engines. She sleeps a total of 5 below.