Built in Hong Kong of strip planked mahogany with a teak deck, and designed for the TransPac race, which she finished in 63 and 65.
In 1976, while sailing to England, she was crippled by a gale, rescued, and refit.
In 1992 she started east from San Francisco on a circumnavigation. Her Captain had so much fun that she spent 7 years in Europe, reportedly being the first American yacht to sail up the Neva River to St. Petersburg, Russia. Eventually making her way to Thailand, where she cruised and raced: winning the Classic division of the Thai King’s Cup Regatta 1999, and second in the Raja Muda International Regatta in 2001.
Unfortunately, her captain, Richard Steinke, passed away in the Phillipines on the return trip. Don't ever stop in the Philippines on a circumnavigation!.
While under repair in Malasia, Isobar was badly damaged by the Tsunami in 2004 and laid up for more repairs. She was shipped to Seattle and underwent more restoration, ready for more adventures.