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Ouyang Matilda Sailboats

Matilda 16

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Matilda 20

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Matilda 23

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This site was originially built by Keith Denham, who sadly passed away in 2007. Keith also built and maintained the Aloha Owners Association website (Keith owned an A28). This site came about when Keith was doing some research on the Matildas and couldn't find details of any Owners Association and there was virtually nothing on the internet about the boats. He built this site to gather together the information that came to light, and to which many owners have subsequently added pictures or other details.
When the site was deleted after Keiths death, I worked with Keiths family and his ISP to recover the site and move it onto a permanent host. I had just sold our M20 the previous year but will always feel an attachment to these boats.

Ouyang Boat Works of Whitby, Ontario, which went out of business in the late 1980's, is best known for producing the Aloha range of sailboats. However, in the early 1970's before and for a while after the Alohas were introduced, Ouyang made a number of Matilda 16, 20 and 23 boats. 

If you can add to or correct any of this information, or have any other comments, please 

There is an article on the History of Ouyang Boatworks on the Aloha Owners Association website.

As well as the Matilda 20s produced by Ouyang in Canada, this model was built by other manufacturers in the UK, South Africa and Australia, and this is reflected in the distribution of boats which you will see in the Owners Listing.

Thanks for visiting, and please check back from time to time to see if there are new items to view either on this website.

Please sign up for the Forum - since we do not publish owners email addresses on the site, the Matilda Forum is the main means of communication between owners and a valuable source of information and advice. 

Chris Holderness

Check this out!

The "Matilda Class Association of Canada" was active from 1974 to 1978. We have copies of almost all their newsletters!
Lots of articles on upgrades and modifications. Click here to download and view this "time capsule" (53 MB pdf)


Last updated  March, 2016 - Matilda Owners Association.