The name of the boat, My Fairlady, was inspired by the Broadway play of the same name. Robert Doezie liked the idea of taking something raw and turning it into something beautiful.
Construction was completed in early 1981 and the boat was launched in March 1981 in Newport Harbor. After outfitting and local offshore trips, Robert and his two sons took My Fairlady to San Diego and Mexico in December 1981.
Robert sailed around Mexico with friends, family, and sometimes by himself until April 1982 when he and a crew of three journeyed from Mexico to Hawaii. This crossing took about three weeks. The boat stayed in Hawaii for a year. Family and friends met Robert and sailed around the Hawaiian Islands and departed for Tahiti in April of 1983.
It took 20 days to make the crossing from Hawaii to Tahiti. My Fairlady arrived in the Tahitian islands in early May 1983. After cruising around the Tahitian islands for a few months, Robert took the boat to Pago Pago, American Samoa; arriving there in late August 1983.
Some minor repairs were done in Pago Pago, and a side-trip to Western Samoa occurred as well. In September 1983, Robert had to leave the boat at anchorage due to business demands. The boat remained in Pago Pago for about five months when Robert returned and set sail for the Kingdom of Tonga in April 1984.
Arriving in Tonga, Robert met one of his sons and turned the boat over to him. Robert had to return to the United States for business. His oldest son, Jim Doezie, sailed around the Tongan islands solo for about three months until Robert returned to Tonga and together, they left for Fiji in September 1984.
Getting different crew and family members, My Fairlady returned to Tonga and then back to Fiji over the course of the next couple of years. Leaving Tonga in March 1986, Robert sailed to New Zealand, arriving in early March. The boat stayed in New Zealand until May, when the boat was cradled and shipped back to Long Beach, California on a commercial container ship. Again, Robert had to return to the United States for business and did not have the time to sail the boat back to home port.
Since that time, the boat has been permanently stationed in Newport Harbor. It has been taken out for weekend trips to Catalina, and multi-week trips to the Channel Islands including Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands.
Due to the age of the engine, it was replaced in 2007 with a larger version for more power.
Frequent maintenance, haul-out bottom jobs and general maintenance has been performed on schedule. This includes a new jib-sail in 2016, a bottom-job in 2017, and pulling the mast for new rigging and electrical wiring in 2019.
The interior is custom designed in collaboration with the original Pacific Seacraft designer, Bill Crelock.
Starting forward is the chain locker, accessible through the forward v-birth.
Under the v-berth are three large storage compartments for plenty of storage.
Ample ventilation is provided by a large overhead opening hatch and two opening ports. Continuing aft, is a double hanging locker to port finished with cedar and the head is to starboard. There is a privacy door for the forward cabin.
The Salon has a 6' settee berth to starboard and seating for four to port. The settee converts with filler cushion to a double wide berth. The salon also features several additional bulkhead-mounted teak bookshelves on both the port and starboard sides plus two starboard side lockers.