The profiles listed in this Register have been documented from the stories and photos contributed by custodians and others who willingly shared information. Readers who have additional information about the history of any Couta Boat are invited to forward it to so that it can be added to the Register.


Boat Details

Sail Number:
No sail number


Custodian: Unknown
Little is known about Alena.

The Bertotto family was a well-established family in Sandringham, a Melbourne suburb.

Angelo Bertotto settled with his family in the 1870s, in a fisherman’s cottage located where the Trey Bit Reserve off Jetty Road is today. His sons Bill and Joe followed in the family tradition, becoming fishermen out of Sandringham. Bill and Joe fished out of Morning Star (II) and another Couta Boat Alena. Both boats were distinctively recognised by their green hulls and cream decks.

See also Morning Star C157.

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