Current Name: OFEK 1 (In Hebrew Ofek means “horizon” but in Urban language Ofek means “cool and funny guy.”)
Previous Name(s): Cool Change
Current Location: New Zealand (January, 2018 but sailed worldwide and owner is from Isreal.)
Previous Location(s): Canada
Current or Last Known Owner: Gal Ecker
Contact Information for Current or Last Known Owner:
Previous Owner(s): Peter Bowman, Canada
Contact Information for Previous Owner(s):
Hull Number: OYI25038A686 (number found on hull, registration card is one digit different)
MIC (Identifies importer): OYI
Serial Number applied by Manufacturer: 25638
Date Keel was Laid: 1986 January
Model year: 1986
Production Number: 38
Year Built: 1986
Identifiable Features or Comments: Curved traveller, arched doorway, fold down table. Arch on stern. Sitting panels on each end of stern with metal railing.
Manufacturer: Victory Yacht Co Kaoshiung, Taiwan
Exporter/Importer: Offshore Yachts International, South Norwalk CT
Motor: 1 GM 10
History: According to the registration on the hull the boat was originally registered in Delaware, USA. The second owner, Peter Bowman from Canada, sailed the boat across Pacific and Indian Ocean. Peter took her on the Sail Indonesia run in 2006. In 2006 she was the smallest boat in that event! Peter finished his trip in Israel where he sold “Cool Change.” Gal bought her in 2014 and was the third owner after Peter. Gal has many pictures of “Ofek” on his Facebook site. All pictures here are courtesy of Gal.
HIN Search Results: The HIN or CIN you have entered meets the Current-Format HIN format. It might also be a type that contains the country code and thus the boat comes from USA or Other . The serial number of the HIN is 25038 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (6) and a Model Year of 1986 with month of build (January) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN). The manufacturer identification code (MIC) of your craft identification number (CIN or HIN) is OYI. This MIC (OYI) stands for the company name Offshore Yachts Intl, Ltd which is currently Out of Business. This company (Offshore Yachts Intl, Ltd) is owned by A.A. Constantine and is located at 128 WATER ST in S NORWALK state of CT. It manufactured this vessel and placed the HIN or CIN on the hull. Offshore Yachts Intl, Ltd has started making boats, yachts and other watercraft as of 10/24/1984 12:00:00 AM and went out of business on (11/14/1996 12:00:00 AM).
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GAL EKER’S FACEBOOK SITE
The following pictures are in 2006 from Indonesia of “Cool Change”