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Binker was designed by Starling Burgess in New York in 1933. Burgess designed many yachts, most notably the J class yacht “Ranger”. Binker was built  for his business partner Boyd Donaldson and was constructed by Julius Petersen in New York and launched in 1934. She completed numerous cruises and regattas in the New York area in her early years. She was sailed to the UK in the 1970’s and was sold in a very sorry condition. She languished in a boatyard out of the water or the next 20 years until being discovered and bought as a project by her current owners Penny and Jamie Robinson. They completed a major rebuild over the next few years and she was launched in 2014. She remains a true classic of her period.