Festival Boats 2018

Check in weekly to see who’s coming to this year’s festival! We will be updating frequently and in no particular order. Thank you, and see you soon!

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  • 1932 Los Angeles Olympics Monotype
    Year Built: Other
    LOA: 19'6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Peter & Eric Hazell
    Designer: Tom Broadway
    Design: Snowbird
    Type: Sloop

    This boat was self-built, by brothers Peter and Eric Hazell in Sisters, OR in 2016-2017. The 12′ catboat is a replica of a 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, single-crewed racer (Snowbird), standardized in design by Naval Architect, Edson B. Schock.Our boat’s traditional construction is Western Red Cedar planked on sawn and steam-bent White Oak frames with mahogany stem, keel and transom. The boat is a canvas-decked, hard-chined, centerboard, racing catboat, entirely bronze and copper fastened. The hardware is silicon-bronze and brass, with many components created by hand. This design was raced in the 1950s-1960s in the Flight of the Snowbirds in Newport Beach, CA, often with nearly 200 entries. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Snowbird traditionally built since the early 1950s.

  • Willets Brothers canoe
    Year Built: 1956
    LOA: 17'
    Beam:
    Owner: Steve Davis
    Designer: Willets
    Design: Willets
    Type: Canoe

    1956 Willets Brothers canoe purchased brand new by my father. All original, never restored, almost every original accessory with some never used still in Willets hand made bags.. Stunning boat that gathers crowds.

  • Admiral's Barge
    Year Built: Unknown
    LOA: 16'
    Beam: 5'
    Owner: Michael Moenig
    Designer: Bill Garden
    Design: Port Madison Pram
    Type: Sloop

    This boat has been in the family for decades. She sailed the waters of Lake Washington for decades, later ownership passing on and spending decades in dry storage. In 2014 she was hauled out of storage and given a new lease on life with a complete hull repaint, fiberglass restoration, and replacement hardware. Some strategic upgrades such as a British Seagull outboard and modern rigging touches enable comfortable saltwater sailing in Sequim and Discovery Bay.

    She sails beautifully in local salt waters, high freeboard and shallow draft and stout construction gives confidence and comfort in light swells. She seems to sail best with 2-3 people aboard and is a pleasant cruiser in most any conditions. Easily rigged, launched, and retrieved on unimproved ramps.

    She is towed well by a 1971 Holsclaw tilt-trailer, making easy work of launching into primitive Puget Sound launches. Debuted at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 2016.

  • Adventuress
    Year Built: 1913
    LOA: 133'
    Beam: 21'
    Owner: Sound Experience
    Designer: B.B Crowninshield
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve our marine environment and celebrates our maritime heritage. Since her launch in E. Boothbay, Maine, in 1913, the B.B. Crowninshield-designed schooner has traveled the Strait of Magellan and the Bering Sea on an arctic expedition for naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews; served as a Bar Pilot vessel off of San Francisco; patrolled the west coast during World War II; and trained young sailors in seamanship skills in Seattle with Youth Adventure. Adventuress has sailed on the waters of Puget Sound for almost three decades under the stewardship of nonprofit Sound Experience, offering hands-on environmental education and leadership development to thousands of young people annually and partnering with youth-serving organizations to reach at-risk kids. Sound Experience offers programs for all ages and backgrounds and takes pride in providing many levels of training opportunities for volunteer and paid crew. Adventuress is a National Historic Landmark officially recognized as “Puget Sound’s Environmental Tall Ship.”

  • Arctic Tern
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2014
    LOA: 19' 4"
    Beam:
    Owner: David & Marian Bergey
    Designer: Iain Oughtred
    Design: Arctic Tern - Stretched
    Type: Sloop

    This boat is a 19’4″ stretched version of Iain Oughtred’s Arctic Tern. She features an enlarged gunter sloop rig with decks and bulkheads fore and aft. Originally designed at 18’2″” in length, the owner preferred the longer length of the Caledonia Yawl, and the narrower beam of the Arctic Tern. Thus this is a hybrid of the two.

    Nathaniel Wilson of East Boothbay, Maine made the lovely mitre-cut sails. This boat is primarily used for day sailing on Lake Washington so auxiliary propulsion is handled by oars. With the generous sail plan they are rarely required. Built in 2014 by Tom Regan of Grapeview Point Boat Works.”

  • Ariel of Victoria
    Year Built: 1980
    LOA: 58'
    Beam: 13'6"
    Owner: Christine Scoggins Granquist
    Designer: Fred Peterson
    Design: One-off
    Type: Ketch

    Ariel of Victoria’s keel was laid in Fred Peterson’s boatyard on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo in 1972. Carvel planked in Alaskan yellow cedar over oak frames with a western red cedar deck, she was launched in 1980 after “seven years of madness” by Ronald Hunt and Peterson. Doug & Jane Bond bought her in Victoria and raised two sons aboard, sailing her in the Salish Sea and participating in the local racing community. In 2009, Jane sold Ariel to Christy Granquist who, with Daniel Joram, brought the boat to Seattle and began a hull & systems restoration/renovation project (planking, frames, transom and aft cabin, electrical, water, sewage). In 2012, another renovation push involved a new galley, engine rebuild, fuel & exhaust systems. And in 2015, she was hauled out for 18 months to rebuild her decks and main cabin, re-cork, fair, install new steering & nav systems.

    In between all the projects Ariel of Victoria sails extensively, covering 5000 miles in the Salish Sea between 2010 & 2015, and racing in several local events. We are looking forward to taking her further in the coming seasons.

  • Arroyo
    Year Built: 1938
    LOA: 42'
    Beam: 10'
    Owner: Roger Newell
    Designer: Ben Seaborn
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sloop

    Designed by Ben Seaborn, Arroyo was launched as We’re Here with sister ship Tola in 1938. Arroyo raced under the Seattle Yacht Club who now sponsors the annual Mark Mayer Race on Lake Washington. Past owners include A.G. Woodley, Carl Jensen, David Skinner and Dr. Robert Smith. Raced in Northwest waters under the names of We’re Here, Oscar IV, Kate and Avolonte. Arroyo participated in many Swiftsure races and in 1949 won the Swiftsure Lightship Race as Avolonte under ownership of A.G. Woodley. As a testimony to it’s racing history a half hull model of Arroyo currently hangs in the Seattle Yacht Club. From 1995-1999 Arroyo underwent a four year complete restoration in Port Townsend under ownership of Roger and Nancy Newell. Currently moored on Lake Union not far from the original site of the Blanchard Boat Company, Arroyo continues to sail in Northwest waters and participate in local wooden boat shows.

    Construction includes cedar planks on oak ribs with silica sand decks on epoxy over okume plywood. Original mast and boom are spruce. The yacht was recently repowered with a 40 hp diesel Yanmar auxiliary engine.

  • Bella la Vita
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1969
    LOA: 34'
    Beam: 11'6"
    Owner: Linn Jennings
    Designer: Grand Banks
    Design: Grand Banks 32 Sedan
    Type: Power

    A Grand Banks 32 sedan, built in 1969, Bella la Vita has proven to be nearly perfect for the cruising couple. Dependable, economical, if not a little slow, she has carried her current owners throughout Puget Sound, the San Juans, and into Canada.

  • Betsy D
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1977
    LOA: 35' 6"
    Beam: 6' 6"
    Owner: Jake Beattie & Jean Scarboro
    Designer: Traditional
    Design: New Haven Sharpie
    Type: Ketch

    Built in Anacortes in 1977 (same year as the first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival) by a 20 year old aspiring boat builder named Bo Garrison who took the lines from Chappelles American Small Craft. The boat’s design is an evolution from dugout canoes, and came into service for watermen in Long Island Sound for ease of construction, speed, ease of handling, and shoal draft- which made it ideal for tonging for oysters.

    The rig is consists of two solid, unstayed spars, with sprit-booms that are tensioned with “snotter lines” against lashings on the mast. Oddly, the sails reef vertically; the snotter lines are eased and the luff of the sail is gathered at the mast. Honestly, it’s a pretty bad system since you have to strike the sail, tie every reef point as you re-raise it, and what you are left with is a bunched up sail as the leading edge of your sail. Eventually we’re going to get around to changing that.

    A modern adaptation of that hull form, the Betsy D was originally named Transit and had a full cabin, and the builder cruised it extensively in the Salish Sea, making it as far north as Desolation Sound. In 1983 it was donated to Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats where it was a long serving member of the fleet, primarily as the public sail vessel; every Sunday it would take people sailing in Lake Union free of charge. The current owners, Jake Beattie and Jean Scarboro, fell in love with the boat while employees there, and when they heard it was being surplussed jumped at the chance to be its caretakers. They traded a Port Madison pram for the boat and set in on a year long restoration. They both now live in Port Townsend and camp cruise it with their daughter in the summers.

  • Betty Mc
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1963
    LOA: 45'
    Beam: 15'
    Owner: Rodger Grayson
    Designer: Ken Lacco
    Design: Southern Rock Lobster (Cray) boat
    Type: Commercial fishing with sail assist

    Betty Mc is a 45′ “crayfish” boat, typical of many fishing craft from south eastern Australia built throughout the 1900s. Early boats were all sail and as engines improved, sail rigs shrunk. Betty Mc is one of the last era of boats to retain a sail rig. She was built in 1963 by Ken Lacco for his son Snow, who began fishing in 1964 in Victorian and Tasmanian waters. She was fishing commercially until 2001 when we purchased her. We refitted her for “spartan” long-distance cruising in 2006 with the removal of deck machinery, a new engine, transmission and genset, and a larger wheelhouse. All holds were retained, including the 6m3 “wet-well”. In 2007 she left Australia, visiting New Zealand, many central pacific islands, Micronesia, Japan and the Aleutian Islands arriving in the Pacific Northwest in 2011. Following several seasons between Vancouver and Kodiak she travelled south down the west coast to Mexico and through Central America as far as Costa Rica. She is carvel planked in Celery Top Pine on laminated frames of Yellow Stringybark with a keel and keelson of ironbark, all common Australian timbers for commercial craft.

  • Bibi
    Year Built: 1964
    LOA: 16' 6"
    Beam: 6' 2"
    Owner: Kristopher Hicks-Green
    Designer: Ludvik "Louie" Piotr Zbigniewicz
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sloop

    Bibi is a hard-chined, plywood centerboard sloop built in 1964 by hobbyist Ludvik Zbigniewicz, apparently to his own design. She has a long, fine entry, considerable rocker, and a tiny, distinctively squared-off cuddy with a small porthole on either side. BIBI is bronze fastened and heavily framed for her size—a reflection of both the conservative approach taken by builders experimenting with plywood in its relatively early days, and also of the fierce prairie winds and steep chop on Lake Winnipeg, for which the builder designed her.

    Her prior owner, Jack Mathias of Nanaimo BC, owned her from 1997 until 2017, and relayed this history. “She was built…for sailing solo on Lake Winnipeg … If you don’t know that lake, it’s roughly 400 km long, north to south, 100 km wide, and averages only 12 m deep. With that length of wind fetch, flat surrounding countryside and shallow depth, the lake can get extremely rough. That’s why the vessel is built so strongly, comes with a canvas storm jib and a drogue, has extra fore and aft flotation, and has the roller boom for reefing the mainsail. I suspect the small thermometer and barometer mounted in the forward bulkhead of the cabin is to watch for squalls and thunderstorms, for which the prairies are famous.”

    The builder’s daughter confirmed that Mr. Zbigniewicz built BIBI. “As a matter of fact”, she wrote, “he built several and this one was the largest, built when the new baby was born, to accommodate his growing family. I’m that baby.”

    Zbigniewicz was born in 1918 in Warsaw, Poland. He enrolled in the Sea Cadets and sailed tall ships in the Baltic. He enlisted in 1939 and served in the Polish army before being captured by the Germans and imprisoned for the duration of World War II. After being liberated, he rejoined Polish troops in Italy and eventually emigrated to Manitoba, where he worked variously as a farm hand, lumberjack, for a gas company, and as a business owner. In addition to woodworking, Zbigniewicz also enjoyed working in metals, and he cast or machined all of the metal fittings on BIBI. He passed away in 1997.
    With only three owners from new, BIBI remains remarkably original and is a proper little yacht.

  • Black Opal
    Year Built: 1973
    LOA: 41'
    Beam: 12'6"
    Owner: Jerry Norman
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Classic 36
    Type: Power

    Black Opal is a Classic Grand Banks 36 Trawler. This boat was purchased and totally redone by it’s previous owners Jim and Barbara Thiele. They enjoyed her for many years and kept her under cover at Pleasant Harbor. She has cruised to Alaska. Currently she is kept under cover at La Conner Marina and we enjoy cruising her in the San Juan Island.

  • Blossom
    Year Built: 1938
    LOA: 28'6"
    Beam: 7'10"
    Owner: Erica Georgaklis
    Designer: Ed. Monk Sr
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Sloop

    Blossom was built in 1938 in Tacoma, WA by the Anderson yard. Several similar sloops of Ed. Monk’s designs were being constructed in the late 30’s and early 40’s including S/V Sea Witch. She is heavily constructed of yellow cedar planks on white oak frames with a Douglas fir backbone and iron ballast.

    Much of her history before 2000 is unknown to the current owner, but she was very well kept for a long time – much of her structure appears original. In the mid 2010’s she was in Sam Devlin’s yard and received a new ply deck, was refastened below the waterline, had most of her butt blocks below the waterline scarfed out, an aluminum deck stepped rig, and 2003 Yanmar 2GM20. In 2016-17 her mast step and surrounding floors were replaced, as were many of the surrounding frames.

    Blossom has explored extensively in the San Juan’s but not much further. With a long way to go in her restoration, Blossom’s owner hopes to soon explore the Gulf Islands, and further north. Come see Blossom and help us celebrate her 80th birthday!

  • Bout
    Year Built: 1939
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'7"
    Owner: Oliver and Janice Pedersen
    Designer: M.S.J. Hansen
    Design: 38 Square Meter Spidsgatter
    Type: Sloop

    This 38 square meter sloop designed by Marius Sofus Joannes Hansen in November, 1935, was built by Thomsen Boatyard in Kalundborg, Denmark and launched in 1939.

    Bout has undergone a complete, loving, restoration beginning in September 2017 by Robert D’Arcy and Douglas Jones, and their professional crew, Jason, Riley, Jen, and Zolly. All work was done inside the Port Townsend Maritime Building. Her construction is plank on frame using white oak framing, larch planks, and teak decks over angelique framing. The center line is purple heart.Her cabin is original with a new interior. Doug Jones reshaped the mast, and Port Townsend Foundry created all the bronze works. Sails were made by Carol Hasse, and rigging by Port Townsend Rigging. Brian Toss contributed as well. Walt Tisdale handled the new engine installation. Bout was able to hold onto her lead keel during WWII when Nazi Germany occupied Denmark. In 1966, she was solo sailed from San Diego to Hawaii and back by then owner Robert Sisler. Bout was purchased by Ollie and Janice Pedersen in 2006. Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

  • Bright Star
    Year Built: 2006
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Ray Brown and Anne Thompson
    Designer: Renn Tolman
    Design: Tolman Alaskan Skiff Jumbo 24
    Type: Power

    Bright Star is from a design by Renn Tolman of Homer, Alaska. The Alaskan Skiffs began as 18′ open skiffs, built to do well in Alaskan waters, for fishing. They have more recently been customized to be just what the builders want in a boat. Renn Tolman’s basic design evolved, and a few have been built at 26′. Most of the cabin boats are 22′-24′ long, and home-built by the people who plan to use them.

    Bright Star is a Jumbo 24. As are all the Tolman boats, she’s a plywood “”stitch-and-glue”” wooden boat. Ray built her on our backporch. It took 2.5 years, from delivery of plywood to launching, and we customized ours as a cabin cruiser, for cruising and fishing. The boat is powered by a Cummins diesel MerCruiser 1.7L, 120hp, inboard/outboard. Cruising speed is 18 knots and cruising weight is 3800 pounds. The boat is light for its size, and is easy to tow. We get great fuel economy. With two 36-gallon tanks, we have a range of 300 miles, at speed. So far, we have 6000 statute miles under our keel.

    Local area cruising has been in the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Having a trailerable boat allows us freedom easily to go farther, and to enjoy salt water cruising in Washington and BC. We’ve explored the South Sound area between Olympia and Seattle, and spent time in the San Juans, Gulf Islands and beyond. Pre-Festival, we like being in Deer Harbor for the Wooden Boat Rendezvous. Post-Festival cruises with more excitement have been to the Broughton Archipelago, off the far NE end of Vancouver Island (Bright Star crossed to Victoria on board the ferry Coho), and going out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, hanging a right, and cruising northwest along the outside of Vancouver Island up to Brooke Peninsula. Note that we’ve so far managed to avoid going around Cape Scott, and transiting the Johnstone Strait. Next time, a circumnavigation?

  • Cape Ross
    Year Built: 1952
    LOA: 67'
    Beam: 15' 7"
    Owner: Darryl Rawlings
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Purse Seine vessel
    Type: Power

    Topsides re-planked, hull totally re-calked and refastened in 2018. Hull, topsides and cabin repainted in 2018.

  • Carpenter II
    Year Built: 2007
    LOA: 18'
    Beam:
    Owner: Denis Wang
    Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
    Design: Carpenter
    Type: Ketch

    Built in Maine in 2007, she has plied Maine’s coastal waters and primarily Penobscot Bay, until she was brought here last June, where she resides in Port Hadlock. She was a mainstay vessel at the annual TSCA Small Reach Regatta in the Eggemoggin Reach area of Maine. With a small canvas area for her ketch rig, an 18 ft. length and a 4 ft. 6 in. beam, drafting 5 in. with her centerboard up, she is a slow but steady, sound, and balanced vessel that could best be described as a cross between a lifeboat and a dory. She is glued-lap of Meranti plywood and weighs 450 lb. empty. She is also a safe vessel with two water-tight turtlebacks fore and aft. In light winds, she sail/rows comfortably but really enjoys a stiff breeze, when other small boats are reefing and heading to harbor.

  • Ceridwen
    Year Built: 1993
    LOA: 40'
    Beam:
    Owner: Matthew McCleary
    Designer: Atkins
    Design: LIttle maid of kent
    Type: Schooner

    Ceridwen was lofted in the fall of 1982 at Magner and Sons Boatworks by John and Kevin Magner and Matt McCleary. Matt continued on with the building project along with his wife Stephanie. Ceridwen has a lead keel and steam bent oak frames. Ceridwen was launched in 1994 in Port Angeles, Washington and made her maiden voyage in 1996 to her home in Port Hadlock. Ceridwen was recently featured in Wooden Boat Magazine in January 2017.

  • Chesuki
    Year Built: 1986
    LOA: 18'
    Beam: 5' 8"
    Owner: David Smith
    Designer: Charles Mower
    Design: Massachusetts Racing Dory
    Type: Sloop

    Using only the lines drawing from the Dori book we measured and created a sheet of offsets to loft her. Thanks to the Newport Marine science center loft and bandsaw, I was able to fully loft her and then create her sawn frames in 1983. Thanks to Dick Tucker in Langlois Oregon I was able to order perfect Port Orford cedar for plankIng. Jamestown distributors was the only mail order supply company back then for Marine supplies (and linguica sausage)!! Coincidentally Silva Bans was being built in a nearby barn at the same time so had to have her!! The schooner Rueben de Cloux was just launched and sailed in Yaquina Bay to our delight and inspiration! Launched as an open row boat I explored the eirie Pools slough where another recluse boatbuilder was creating a wooden sailing masterpiece deep in the woods.

  • Cito
    Year Built: 1936
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'8"
    Owner: Cito
    Designer: MSJ Hansen
    Design: 38 M2 Danish class Spidsgatter
    Type: Sloop

    Cito is a Fractionally rigged 1935 Danish 38 M2 Class Spidsgatter sloop designed by MSJ Hansen, built in Copenhagen Denmark in 1936 by Jorgen Wass. Brought to Vancouver Canada in 1955 with some of her sister 38 m2 Spidsgatters. She came to Port Townsend in the fall of 2002, and we bought her in the fall of 2005. A full 8 year restoration was completed in fall of 2013. Restored hull, decks, cockpit, interior. All new spars, standing and running rigging, along with sails, and all marine canvas by Northwest Sails and Canvas.

    Cito is our cabin on the water, and she takes us cruising up into the vast realms of the Salish Sea annually. She is a pleasure to sail and voyage in, comfortable and compact.

  • Daddy's Third
    Year Built: 2012
    LOA: 26'3"
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Thomas Hruby
    Designer: Glen-L
    Design: Lucky Pierre
    Type: Electric

    Advances in electric propulsion, solar panels, and batteries has made it possible to build a boat for long distance cruising in Puget Sound. Daddy’s Third is a St. Pierre Dory with accommodations for two + and a cruising range of 150 nautical miles at 3 knots (50 nautical miles at 5.2 knots) on a single charge. The solar panels can provide 2.8 knots directly, or i hr of cruising at hull speed for every 4 hrs of sunshine. This is my third electric dory built from Glen-L’s plans, and finally I think I have a configuration that really works for us.

  • Deluge
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 30'
    Beam:
    Owner: Fred Rowley
    Designer: Graham Byrnes
    Design: Core Sound 17 mk3
    Type: Cat ketch

    The Core Sound 17 mk3 represents the evolution of a design that has proven its seaworthiness and performance time and again in the Everglades Challenge and other race events around the country. We built Deluge because it’s readily trailerable with a small family car, reasonably quick to launch, fun to sail, and a very capable, seaworthy craft on the water. The design includes water ballast tanks which, when the seas get rough, add over 300 pounds of ballast. The cozy cabin sleeps 2 with tons of storage space for extended trips.

  • Descant
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2007
    LOA: 24'
    Beam:
    Owner: Ty Heslop
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Chesepeake Marine Design
    Type: Power

    Descant is a custom built glass over ply pilot house. She has a classic look, with the benefits of modern construction techniques and a high performance outboard. Her hull offers a fast and fuel efficient ride. She can travel from Kingston to Friday Harbor in a few hours, using less than 14 gallons of fuel. Likely, she is one of the few boats that has explored the rivers of eastern Washington. She is young, elegant, and fast. Perfect for the couple who has to be to work on Monday morning.

  • Duffy
    Year Built: 1950
    LOA: 36' 10"
    Beam: 10' 6"
    Owner: Evan & Sara Bailly
    Designer: Edwin Monk Sr.
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Launched in 1950, Duffy was built by the Adams Boat Company, underneath Seattle’s University Bridge, according to a design by Edwin Monk Sr. penned in 1947. She was originally commissioned by a Seattle Doctor for the use of his family who cruised Duffy the length of the Salish Sea and Inside Passage for 42 years. She was purchased from the estate of the original owner in 1992 by another family who preformed a minor restoration and enjoyed another 25 years and a family generation’s cruising the Puget Sound. We purchased her last year and have started another round of restoration work above and below the waterline and are looking forward to raising yet another family on this classic Monk Cruiser that has remained remarkably original over all these years.

  • Duke
    Year Built: 1947
    LOA: 47'
    Beam: 13' 5"
    Owner: Ryan Downs
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Duke was built in 1947 in Tacoma, WA by Cummings Boat Company. She is Douglass Fir on steam bent oak frames. Like many trollers of her era, she is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6-71 engine. After she was built, she fished out of Sitka, AK and soon after moved to Eureka, CA. On opening day, 1955, her first season as a crabber, she set the record that year: 7,000 lbs! SHe went through 2 owners in Eureka before moving to Port Townsend in the late 1990s, owned by Prentiss and Heidi Bloedel, who converted her to a cruiser. Duke was then owned by Curtis Schloe, who lovingly maintained her. Ryan Downs bought Duke in 2015, and is continuing to care for the ship. The vessel will head back to Alaska next summer to take passengers on weeklong trips out of Petersburg.

  • Eager Beaver
    Year Built: 2013 - 2018
    LOA: 23'
    Beam:
    Owner: Robert Godard
    Designer: T.N. Simmons
    Design: Simmons Sea Skiff
    Type: Power

    Simmons Sea Skiff, 22 footer. Powered by 90 hp Suzuki outboard. Built to plans, but, with my tweaking, Eager Beaver is at 23 feet. I included a cuddy cabin with horizontal 6 feet 6 inch interior, but low ceiling. Added three-sided ‘hardtop’ to protect occupants in helm area. Curved handrail on top is unique – a ‘one of a kind’, but patterned after one seen on a commercial build by Life Proof Boats (with their permission). Lapstrake hull. All wood above the chine is MDO plywood. Double thick (3/4″) bottom. Non-skid areas use crushed walnut shells. All fasteners, cleats, chocks, Samson post, are silicon bronze. Tall transom adorned aft with four foot wide ‘coastal native style carving’ of a beaver. Boat is painted bright orange/black trim, as it reflects both the ‘beaver’ name, and my university roots at Oregon State. Name EAGER BEAVER comes from my dad always encouraging me as a young boy to be an ‘eager beaver’. Build began fall 2013, and is completed by summer of 2018.

  • Ebb
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 15' 9"
    Beam:
    Owner: Tom & Susanne Regan
    Designer: Tom Regan - Grapeview Point Boat Works
    Design: Lake George Boat
    Type: Row

    Every now and again, we build a boat for ourselves. We wanted a good rowboat, which meant it had to meet several criteria:
    • It had to row very well.
    • It had to be lightweight for its type.
    • It had to have a traditional appearance.
    • It had to be a relatively quick build so I could get back to projects that made money.
    • It had to be fairly inexpensive.
    • It had to trim well rowing single or double, with or without passengers.

    We have long admired the Lake George Boats, and decided to base our design on the WINONA from Mystic Seaport’s collection of small boats. The Gig Harbor BoatShop built a replica of WINONA a couple years ago, and I had a chance to row it briefly. I found that the hull had more than adequate stability, and carried between strokes very well. She was slow to turn, like any long pulling boat with no rocker. We began by making a 1:8 scale half-hull model of WINONA, then modified the model to reflect the new design, which was named EBB. We trimmed the beam to get the beam to length ratio to be less than 1:4. This reduced the stability, while also slightly reducing the weight and wetted surface for less drag. We kept the nearly circular midship cross-section. The beam at the transom was greatly reduced to be less than 45% of the maximum beam. This, combined with the low beam/length ratio, categorizes our design as a “”canoe, kayak, or similar watercraft”” in the eyes of the USCG, simplifying certification of the new design.

    The stem profile was straightened a bit to suit our taste. That lengthened the waterlines slightly. The dead-straight keel was modified to have 1″” of rocker at both ends. This will help maneuvering in tight spaces, and make exiting onto a beach a little easier. With the revised model completed, templates and measurements from the model were used to create a scale lines drawing, from which offsets could be taken in order to loft the boat full-size. Construction details were drawn on the lofting, and the molds and stem and transom patterns were made.

    All the scantlings were reduced, and much lighter species of wood were used. Where the original boat had oak, we substituted yellow cedar. Fir was replaced with spruce. Pine was replaced with red cedar. Quarter inch cedar planking became 4mm Okoume plywood. The resulting build will not be as durable as a boat built more heavily, but this boat will be used by us, and will be handled carefully. EBB will be a test bed for new ideas in construction and interior arrangement. The thwart arrangement is a bit of an experiment (something I can’t do with boats built for others). The center thwart is located just aft of amidships, which is optimal for trim. The forward thwart is farther forward than usual, and the aft thwart is farther aft than usual. This should maintain trim with two rowers, without the need for adding ballast. No heel stretchers are required, since feet can be braced against the thwarts and stern seat.

    Having three thwarts does crowd the interior, especially at the bow seat, but there a plenty of options for seating, and the bow seat is really only intended to be used a step when boarding from a beach, or perhaps used as a seat by a child (or a dog).There is no varnish. We used a satin enamel for the interior, and gloss enamel for the exterior. A simple finish, stored out of the weather, should require very little maintenance.”

  • El Mistico
    Year Built: 1927
    LOA: 44'7"
    Beam: 10'6"
    Owner: James Poirson
    Designer: Theorel and Nordstrom
    Design: Bridge Deck Cruiser
    Type: Power

    . A number of such installations have been made on the West Coast and are being watched with keen interest by motor boat operators everywhere.

    A particularly striking yacht installation was that made in the 44-foot power cruiser El Mistico owned by E. Michelson of the Seattle Yacht Club. The El Mistico was built by the Ballard Marine Railway of Seattle from designs by Thearle and Nordstrom and embodies a number of striking features in design, construction, and arrangement.

    The power plant is one of the new four-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse marine Diesel engines developing 40 h.p. at 650 r.p.m. This engine is of the two-cycle type. The installation was made under the personal supervision of A. F. Whitehead, manager of the service department of the Seattle branch of Fairbanks-Morse & Company.

    A feature of the job is the special unit control stand designed by Fairbanks-Morse engineers, and due to the success of the El Mistico will be made standard on this type of craft. By the use of this control, which is in a single bronze casting, the engine can be started, the clutch manipulated, the speed regulated and the reverse operated by the man at the wheel. Air and oil pressures are carried to the pilot house so that the owner can at all times follow the operating conditions of the engine. There is a thermostatic monometer for indicating engine temperature.

    …The centralization of controls enables one man to operate the boat readily.

  • Ellida
    Year Built: 1930
    LOA: 30'7"
    Beam: 10'1"
    Owner: Arley Brock
    Designer: Doug Krampitz
    Design: Dog Star
    Type: Cutter rig

    The Ellida is a Double ended, cutter rig that is a work of art and a thing of beauty. She glides through the water either under sail or powered by her 30 horse powered Westerbeke diesel engine.

  • Emily Ruth
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 15'9"
    Beam: 6'1"
    Owner: Jeff Patrick
    Designer: John Brooks
    Design: Somes Sound 12.5
    Type: Sloop

    Emily Ruth is a Somes Sound 12-1/2’. Designed by John Brooks, the SS is derived from the well known Herreshoff and Haven 12-1/2’s. Unlike those boats, she is glued lapstrake construction using occume plywood. The transom, coaming, rails, and other trim are sapele. Secondary and tertiary woods are black locust and Douglas fir, both logged from damaged trees on Bainbridge Island. All structural hull fasteners are silicon bronze. She has a 585-pound lead keel. I built her over a period of 16 months at my home on Bainbridge Island. She was finished in the summer of 2015.

  • Epic
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 33'
    Beam:
    Owner: Community Boat Project / Puget Sound Voyaging Society
    Designer: Ed Louchard
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    Epic is the latest is a constant refining of the perfect youth Voyaging boat. Stable, easy to row, fast under sail or oars, beachable, with water-tight integrity. It was designed by Ed Louchard with input from the CBP captains. It is a true community boat.

  • Fable
    Year Built: 1976
    LOA: 20'
    Beam: 8'4"
    Owner: Baila Dworsky
    Designer: Chapelle
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sloop

    The “Fable” originated as a Cat Boat Spritzel Rigged Ketch inspired by a Chapelle catboat hull design. Original builders were David Acorn and Bruce Tipton. Unfinished, she left Port Townsend to sail in Nehalem Bay, Oregon. Rig redesigned by Carl Chamberlain and brought back to Port Townsend to be completed by a host of amazing boat builders including those at Baird Boat, Freja Boatworks, and the owner, Baila, and many fine friends.

  • Felicity Ann
    Year Built: 1939
    LOA: 23'
    Beam: 7' 6"
    Owner: Community Boat Project
    Designer: Mashford
    Design: Mashford 22
    Type: Sloop

    Felicity Ann 1939. Felicity Ann’s keel was laid at Mashford Bros. yard in England in 1939. Aboard her, in 1953 Ann Davison became the first woman to go solo across any major ocean. The voyage was documented in Ann’s book “My Ship So Small.” She was sailed for the first time in 50 years during the summer of 2018. The hull was rebuilt by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, then interior, rigging, sails, and fit out completed by the Community Boat Project. She is under the stewardship of the Community Boat Project.

  • Festina Lente
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 19' 11"
    Beam:
    Owner: Frank Ward
    Designer: Chesapeake Light Craft; Frank Ward
    Design: Annapolis Tandem Wherry
    Type: Row

    This is a striking example of taking a classic boat design and applying custom features to keep the weight quite manageable yet balancing the variety of complementing woods to produce a very efficient and beautiful boat. While a relatively new construction, this boat can be seen frequently being rowed in the Port Townsend Bay, home of the owner/builder. This is a very stable and seaworthy boat that is rowed when waters are too rough for a rowing scull.

    Hull #1 – First cedar strip version built of the popular Annapolis Tandem Wherry.

  • Fire-Drake
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 18'
    Beam: 5'4"
    Owner: Alex Zimmerman
    Designer: Alex Zimmerman
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sail and oar Lug yawl

    Fire-Drake was designed and built to cruise the Salish Sea and traverse the Inside Passage, using only wind and muscle power in alignment with the classic sail and oar ethic. She incorporates lessons from decades of kayaking, and refinements from cruising with a previous sail and oar boat. Her combination of beam, hull form and sheer provide balance between the ability to carry sail in rough water and the capability to row for entire windless days. Her rig can be set up or struck in under two minutes for the many transitions between sailing and rowing forced by the variable summertime conditions found on this coast. She can carry two months of supplies in her watertight buoyancy compartments and she is arranged for sleeping aboard at anchor under her custom cockpit tent. Fire-Drake’s mission was to affordably deliver adventure through self-reliance, and she has done that.

  • Flygburen
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1994
    LOA: 27' 3"
    Beam: 6' 3"
    Owner: Mark Bickford
    Designer: Knud Reimers
    Design: Tumlare
    Type: Sloop

    Flygburen is a Tumlare designed by Knud Reimers in the early 1930s. One of Reimers first and most notable designs, the Tumlaren established Reimers as a designer of gorgeous boats combining beauty, grace and function. Flygburen was built by Andy McConkey with the assistance of his father Richard in their yard in Kirkland, WA. They finished the boat in 1994, eight years after purchasing the plans directly from Knud Reimers. She is quite unique among Tumlaren in that her hull of cold molded of Western Red Cedar making her light, strong and without the maintenance fuss of a planked hull. The toe rails, cockpit coaming and house sides are all Honduran Mahogany while the deck is plywood. Spars of Sitka Spruce add to the elegance of this beauty. The interior is fitted out with a small galley that includes an alcohol stove as well as very generous sleeping accomodations for two.

    Andy sailed her in the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands until 2013 when Mark Bickford (current owner) purchased her. A complete refit ensued comprising new hardware (much of it lovely bronze from Port Townsend Foundry), new cushions for the interior, new cockpit floor and bench, new toe rails, new electrical system, new bilge system, new boom and a completely refinished mast with hardware upgrades. The standing and running rigging was also replaced. Her sail loft includes a new main, genoa and jib (Jib and Genoa flown from the Harken Mark IV roller furler) made by NW Sails in Port Townsend as well as an asymmetric spinnaker.

    Flygburen is a delight to behold and to sail!

  • Flying Eagle
    Year Built: 1963
    LOA: 33'6"
    Beam: 9'6"
    Owner: Rick Strollo
    Designer: Vinal Beal
    Design: Maine lobster boat
    Type: Power

    “FLYING EAGLE” as named by lobsterman Floyd Pinkham of Gouldsboro, ME in 1963, was designed & built by Vinal Beal. All such lobster boats were constructed by Vinal during the winter when not lobstering, by means of a half-model (no plans). These stunning vessels with their low freeboard & graceful sheer are often referred to as a “Beals Islander” or “Jonesporter”.., a work boat with beauty of purpose & specifically built for their own geographic down east Maine fishing conditions. Without question, these watercraft were the most beautiful & fastest vessels of their time. Their speed (23+ knots) were a direct result of their “skeg construction”. Skeg designs were constructed with the frames (or hull bottom) joining the keel in a flat plane nearly perpendicular to the sides of the keel, so the bottom planking at the after part of the hull meets the skeg (keel) almost at right angles. In turn, they were often lighter & faster than their “built-down” construction counterparts in Southern or mid-coast Maine. Simply put, Vinal’s design had less holding the hull back with a very flat run aft, less wetted surface & a prop less obstructed. They were also known to be stronger where the horn timber, keel & stern post come together, were less rolly while working adrift & more stable carrying large loads. She’s a rare breed with a rich documented history of hunting Maine lobsters for an astonishing 45+ years & a rare find because most were left to rot with the advent of fiberglass. When more powerful engines & mechanized means of hauling traps became common, their graceful shearlines & low freeboard soon vanished.

    Discovered in Rockport Maine late 2014, FLYING EAGLE, as promptly re-named (as original when her keel was laid in 1962), was partially refit indoors at ARTISAN BOATWORKS during the worst of heavy winter weather. By spring she then endured an eleven day, 3,500 mile overland journey by flatbed truck to Anacortes Washington, arriving May 1, 2014. Following two active cruising seasons between Port Townsend, Canada & the San Juan Islands, she then completed final structural restorations during the first six months of 2017 at EMERALD MARINE in Anacortes, WA. During the restoration process, the focus has always been preserving what once was & what will never be again, so generations to come will have the opportunity to appreciate her. FLYING EAGLE would not be here today if not for all past owners (mostly lobstermen) over the last 55 years, each of which have done their part with repair & maintenance while working her hard in the far eastern fetches of the Maine.

    NOTE: Other than a lighter 2013, 383 Mercruiser gas V8 stroker engine, FLYING EAGLE is very much original including her Newport Green, Medium Buff & White color scheme, her throaty dry-stack exhaust rising up through her standing shelter & her underwater bronze prop-cage meant to prevent fowling. She still does 23 knots!

  • Forget-me-not
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 28'11"
    Beam: 8'9"
    Owner: Neal & Jean Ganser
    Designer: Calkins/Carl Chamberlain
    Design: Bartender
    Type: Power

    Bartender boats were designed for the rough waters over sandbars at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. ‘Forget-me-not’ is a Cruiser in yacht dress, built by the students and grads (including the owners son) of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Begun in summer 2012 at Port Hadlock WA, completed 2015. Plywood epoxy hull, bright sappele house, helm, coaming and trim, and a cherry wood interior, she is in a class uncommon for this type. From her cozy cabin to the half round settee in her stern, and unique hardtop, she is visually striking and very comfortable. With full electronics and a 375 hp Crusader, she can scoot along safely at 32 knots, ready for anything. She loves the waves! ‘Forget-me-not’ plies the waters of Flathead Lake Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

  • FOTO
    Year Built: 2006
    LOA: 17'6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Marty Loken
    Designer: Weston Farmer
    Design: Sundance
    Type: Power

    FOTO, the official Photo Boat of Small Craft Advisor magazine (published in Port Townsend), was restored by owner Marty Loken. The boat was built to a Weston Farmer design in 2006 by Marty’s friend Bob Petersen of Ocean Park, WA, the retired harbormaster at Ilwaco. Raised-deck outboard cruisers like FOTO were first designed by Weston Farmer in 1928; he continued to draw variations on the theme until 1953, when this design, dubbed Sundance, was published in Motor Boating magazine. Since its restoration earlier this year, FOTO has helped capture images of the Seventy48 human-powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, along with photos of many smaller sailboats to be featured in Small Craft Advisor, including Mathieu Bonnier’s LITEBOAT XP, which competed in this year’s Race to Alaska, and SKATE, a fast 15-footer designed and built by Brandon Davis of Turn Point Design in Port Townsend. Marty and his wife, Mo Moss, also enjoy using FOTO for crabbing and camp-cruising adventures in Puget Sound waters.

  • Four Seas
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 26'
    Beam:
    Owner: Keith Smith
    Designer: John Welsford
    Design: Penguin
    Type: Sloop

    Four Seas is a John Welsford designed Penguin, 21 feet on deck, 8 foot beam with a gaff sloop rig. Her intended purpose is to be a trailer sailer and spend her time on the trailer when not in use. Her home sailing grounds are Northern Idaho – Lake Couer d’ Alene, Lake Pend Oreille, Snake River, Priest Lake, as well as travelling to the Salish Sea, Washington and British Columbia for longer trips. She is of epoxy and plywood construction with Douglas Fir spars, homemade bronze hardware, urban Black Locust blocks and deadeyes. One modification of interest is extending the tabernacle in order to attach the gooseneck and boom to it. This allows the boom and mainsail to remain attached while being trailered to facilitate quicker set-up at the ramp. Construction time 2 1/2 years.

  • Francis Lee
    Year Built: 2010-2014
    LOA: 61' 11"
    Beam: 9' 10"
    Owner: Kim & Susan Bottles
    Designer: Robert H. Perry
    Design: Perry Sliver
    Type: Sloop

    Designed by Bob Perry and built by the students and staff of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding FRANCIS LEE is a Perry Sliver Class Daysailer designed and built for the pure joy of sailing. Her construction was supervised by Bruce Blatchley the contemporary instructor at the school. She has modest yet comfortable accommodations and has been cruised by a couple for up to two weeks at a time in the Salish Sea.

    She was engineered by Tim Nolan and modeled by Jim Franken. CNC work was by Turn Point Design. Custom metal work was done by Bill Campbell. Lamination consulting and direction was done by Russell Brown. Final fitting out was done at CSR Marine in Ballard, WA. Her sails are by Schattauer Sails in Ballard, WA. She has a carbon fiber rig and rudder. Her deck, cockpit and cabin along with interior structure is all foam core composite yielding a light but very strong build. Her Hull is strip planked Western Red Cedar with a clear Douglas Fir backbone and clamp. Her Hull is sheathed inside and out with West System Epoxy set in VectorPly. A one off custom design, she has turned out to be very fast but with very mild manners. She has been featured in a number of magazine articles and a two part video in OffCenterHarbor.com.

  • Gikumi
    Year Built: 1954
    LOA: 60'
    Beam: 17'
    Owner: John Turpin
    Designer: Robert Allan Sr.
    Design: Tug / Camp Tender
    Type: Power

    A classic coastal work boat that has work continuously since its launch on labour day 1954. It delivered freight and towed logs and scows out of Telegraph cove on Vancouver Island and became BC’s first whale watching vessel in the early eighties.

  • Ginger
    Year Built: 1998
    LOA: 23' 8"
    Beam: 6'
    Owner: DanPence
    Designer: Spurlock/Pence
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Original hull designed and built by Pat Spurlock to serve as a plug, out of which came the mold for the Elliott Bay Steamlaunch. Dan Pence radically altered the low sleek hull dispite Mr Spurlocks objections. It was built up and over to become a fake 1920’s raised deck cruiser. Powered by an ancient electric forklift motor of 2 kw driving an 8 to 1 reduction gear to a 20” x 25” propellor. Electricity is stored in 6 Li-Ion modules made by InerDel. Cruising range is 50 miles upwind, unlimited downwind using a small sail rig. Reserve power is supplied by a tow behind generator dinghy. Inside Ginger is an antique cast iron wood stove, traditional helm station, one wide berth under the bow, and seating for five in the salon. Ginger was built for a young family of four. Today, as the kids are grown, she serves an intimate escape vehicle for two.

  • Glencannon
    Year Built: 1974
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Bo Neill
    Designer: George Calkins
    Design: 26ft Bartender Sportfisher
    Type: Power

    Artenders are known throughout the PNW and other regions of the world with rough waters for their able sea keeping abilities. I spent 8 years converting Glencannon from a rough and ready fish boat to a sweet and able little pocket cruiser. She just as happy on the rough river bars of the Oregon Coast as cruising on the Canadian and American waters of the Salish Sea. The last 2 years of the restoration were spent in in the Schooner Martha shop under the watchful eye of Robertd’Arcy, Doug Jones and their able crew.

  • Glorybe
    Year Built: 1914
    LOA: 36'
    Beam: 9' 6"
    Owner: Betsy Davis
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Raised Deck Cruiser
    Type: Power

    GLORYBE has survived a century of adventures. Her first was reported in Pacific Motor Boat in 1917. “Pounding on the beach several hours in the January storm in which several Tacoma boats were damaged or destroyed, “Glory B” suffered seriously. Six planks were pounded through, the skeg was torn off, the rudder and propeller twisted, and the companion door was carried away. Two tugs towed her five miles with only the funnel and flag pole showing. But now she doesn’t show a scratch and the damage is only a memory.” Later that same year Pacific Motor Boat reported “The pleasure yacht “Glory B”, owned by R. A. Paterson, a Spokane capitalist, which broke from her moorings near the Orcas Island summer home of the owner, has been found and returned to her berth. When the “Glory B” turned up missing, it was believed that she had been stolen, but the watchman of a fishtrap near Point Roberts spied her adrift and recovered the craft…She was found unharmed and was returned to her moorings under her own power.” GLORYBE was nearly lost once again in a tragic marina fire at Seattle Yacht Club in 2002 where she burned and sank. She was rebuilt by students in the Marine Carpentry program at Seattle Central Community College where the owner was enrolled. GLORYBE was relaunched in June 2005 with great celebration including over 100 students who had worked on her, many previous owners, and a flotilla of the region’s classic yachts. (GLORYBE’s restoration story was published in Wooden Boat Magazine issue 187.)

  • Gooselodge II
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2003
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'8"
    Owner: Sam Devlin
    Designer: Sam Devlin
    Design: Surf Runner 25
    Type: Power

    Gooselodge II is a Devlin Surf Runner 25 design, built in 2003 with The Stitch and Glue Method of construction. She has a 160hp diesel sterndrive engine and runs at a top speed of 26knots and an economical cruise speed of 18 knots burning about 4 gallons of fuel per hour. She runs quiet and smoothly thru the water and is a joy on a warm summer day. Sam Devlin and his wife Soitza were married on her in 2006 standing on her stern engine box lid barefoot on a warm August day.

  • Grace
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1977
    LOA: 22'
    Beam:
    Owner: Bill Boersma
    Designer: George Calkins
    Design: Bartender
    Type: Power

    Purchased from George and Wilma Calkins Oct. 2008, in Nordland, WA. Grace was built at Winchester Bay Marina, Inc. Oregon. Mr. Calkins traded a 19 foot Bartender for this 22 footer. He then added a hoist to pull up Crab Pots. During our ownership we offered for use to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Grace has received orders for Patrol operations, OPEX and OPTREX events. She has been involved in two search and rescue operations, and one Incident Command as a picket Boat allowing Cal Fire helicopters to retrieve water from Pine Flat Reservoir. Grace has been involved with training operations for Fresno, and Tulare County Sheriffs Departments and Lake Kaweah U.S. Corps of Engineers. Tow and Side Tow training, and proper retrieval of persons overboard.

  • Grace B
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1985
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Ernie Baird
    Designer: Howard Chappelle
    Design: Crotch Island Pinky
    Type: Cat ketch

    26′ lapstrake open boat. Cat Ketch, unstayed masts, spritsails and topsail. Planked with Douglas fir over locust frames. Provided the image for the 1999 Wooden Boat Festival poster. Entered and completed the 2017 R2AK. Came home on her own keel. Twice voted best open boat in the Victoria Classic Boat Show.

  • Gracious Lady
    Year Built: 1951
    LOA: 50'
    Beam: 16'6"
    Owner: John Hale
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Promonade
    Type: Power

    The Wheeler Shipyard Corporation was founded in 1910 by Howard E. Wheeler Sr. in Brooklyn, New York. The rest, as they say, is history. Wheeler thrived by building beautiful, highly-regarded yachts with inherent value. As their reputation grew so did their line of quality yachts, the largest design stretching to 85 feet. By 1921 Wheeler Shipyard needed more room, so in 1941 the company purchased an additional 21 acres at Whitestone, Long Island. From here Wheeler produced a fleet of ships for the Navy and Coast Guard to help defend America during World War II.

    At the height of the company’s production more than 6,000 employees worked at the yard, including Mr. Wheeler and his five sons. The shipyard was even equipped with a stage and grandstand with space for several thousand people for entertainment and boat launches. Wheeler built over 3,500 hulls during the 50 years that Wheeler Shipyard Corporation was in production. Among many of these were sea-skiffs, motor cruisers and custom yachts. Wheeler built what is considered to be the most famous fishing boat of all time, Ernest Hemingway’s 38-foot ‘Pilar’, in 1934. This is the boat from which he wrote “The Old Man and the Sea” and “Islands in the Stream.”

    The Gracious Lady was christened the Gallant Lady when she was first built. As she has aged, we believe that she is more gracious that gallant. She was built in the main factory in New York and has sailed the Southern Route around to her current home in Port Angeles, Washington. The Gracious lady has a grand salon, 2 state rooms, 2 bathrooms, galley and crew quarters. Although she has been modernized, she still retains the dignity and elegance of the period in which she was built.”

  • Grail
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1986
    LOA: 55'
    Beam: 12' 6"
    Owner: Jeffrey Smith
    Designer: Jim Franken
    Design: Custom
    Type: Schooner

    Grail is built of the finest materials Balu, Oak, VG Fir, back bone and ribs. VG Fir planking, Oak deck beams , Port Orford Cedar decks , single plank Mahogany house sides, spruce spars. She made a voyage down the coast to the Galapagos Islands with her original owner. She returned to the Salish Sea where she has been since. She has proven herself to be stable and fast able to take care of the inexperienced sailor and respond to the experienced. She has been in six CRISR regattas with the Smith family where she has had fun shown her speed more than once.

  • Haida
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1965
    LOA: 39'11"
    Beam: 10
    Owner: Mark Smaalders
    Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
    Design: S&S 40
    Type: Sloop

    Haida was designed by Sparkman and Stephens as the S&S 40 (Design #1738), and built in Japan by Far East Yachts in 1965. She has a cutaway keel with attached rudder, long overhangs , and moderate beam. She handles beautifully, with a well-balanced helm in all winds.

    Haida was sailed in the Puget Sound in the late 1960s, and raced successfully in local PHRF races (some of the award plaques she won then are still aboard). At some point she made her way to California; the family that owned her made a voyage to Mexico, Hawaii and back to California. In about 1980 she was sailed north to Port Townsend, and remained there until 2013. She has been in the San Juan Islands since 2013.

    Haida is in very good condition, particularly for a boat that is over 50 years old. She has had extensive repairs over the years, with all work done by professional shipwrights with a view to ensuring Haida’s longevity. Her hull is double planked mahogany over Japanese oak (Keyaki) frames. Her stem, horntimber and keelson are a rot-resistant tropical hardwood (Yacal). Extensive work has been done over the past 20+ years. The work was started by Baird Boat Co. in the early 1990s and continued by Bill Eppick of Skye Boat Works (both in Port Townsend). There are extensive written descriptions and photos detailing the work that has been done on Haida. As built, she had galvanized iron floors; these are now ironbark and bronze. Her original galvanized mast step is now a bronze weldment. Her original steel engine bearers are now bronze. Her ballast is lead and attached to the floors with bronze bolts. Fasteners are copper rivets (thousands of them) connecting the two plank layers, and the planks and frames. Floors and frames are joined by bronze bolts. The deck and cabin top were constructed of mahogany plywood, covered by fiberglass and polyester resin. These have largely been replaced by meranti marine plywood with epoxy and cloth. She has received new Honduras Mahogany toe rails and cockpit coamings, and new bronze ports.

    She carries her original Sitka Spruce mast and boom, and when not sailing is powered by a 30 hp Yanmar diesel.

    Haida is now reluctantly for sale. Full details are available at https://sites.google.com/view/haida/

  • Havhesten
    Year Built: 1945
    LOA: 19'
    Beam: 5'3"
    Owner: Sean & Inger Rankins
    Designer: Norwegian
    Design: Langend Sailing Sjekte
    Type: Sloop

    Havhesten (“Seahorse”) was built in Langesund Norway. Her construction began before WWII but was halted soon after it started. Her construction was completed just after the end of the war. She is known in her native waters of Langesund on the southeast coast of Norway as a Langesund Sailing Sjekte (Skiff). Her type of keelboat evolved on the local fjord over many years. Each boat shop… of which there were many… built their own boat to agreed measurements to race against each other. Her construction is oak sawn frames on a oak keelson with Norwegian Red Pitchine Lapstrake planking. Teak decks and furniture. Spruce spars. All fasteners are copper rivets and bronze screws and bolts. Lead ballast. She carries a mainsail with, when the bowsprit is deployed, two headsails and a asymmetrical spinnaker.

    We bought her in 1990 and brought her back with us when we moved back to Port Townsend. She was restored here.

  • Heather
    Year Built: 1937
    LOA: 37'
    Beam: 8' 10"
    Owner: Rowan Stewart
    Designer: Bailey
    Design: One-off
    Type: Cutter

    Heather is a fine example of the New Zealand boat building tradition. She is planked with Kauri, on Australian gum frames, two resilient woods which have stood the test of time. In the mid 1960’s she completed a single handed circumnavigation. She came to Port Townsend in the late 1970’s, and has been in Puget Sound since then. Father and Son Jack and Rowan Stewart are Heather’s current owners/caretakers. From May 2015-2016 she underwent a minor restoration, on the hard on Vashon Island. sections of toe rail, and coverboard were replaced, as well as several deck planks, and a rebuild of the Sternpost. for the past three years she has served as a summer time live-aboard for Rowan, who has day sailed and cruised around the Salish Sea.

  • Hiyu
    Year Built: 2011
    LOA: 10'6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Clayton Wright
    Designer: Harry Bryan
    Design: Fiddlehead
    Type: pedal propeller

    Hiyu is a 10’6” version of Harry Bryan’s Fiddlehead design, referred to as a “decked canoe.” Okoume plywood was used throughout the construction. The designer intended the boat to be paddled like a kayak. The builder developed the pedal drive utilizing a 10” primary pulley and two idler pulleys to redirect the v-belt to the bottom of the boat. The belt twists from vertical to horizontal as it approaches a 2” secondary pulley. Final drive is through an old outboard motor gearbox, turned backwards so the original propeller shaft is receiving the input, and vice-versa, in order to step up the propeller speed. The drive ratio is 1:11, so 50 rpm pedal speed produces 550 rpm at the propeller which delivers about 6 knots. Reverse is accomplished by pedaling backwards. The boat is steered using a joystick which turns the rudder via drag link and bellcrank. The name Hiyu comes from the Chinook jargon and means “plenty, much, lots of something.” Hiyu is a joy to knock around in and runs just like an inboard motorboat, without the stink and noise. She has all the bad features as well, such as she can’t be beached, can’t turn in reverse and the mere sight of weeds fouls the prop.

  • Holiday
    Year Built: 1946
    LOA: 36'
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: Dan Bartlett
    Designer: Ed Monk Sr.
    Design: Double-Ender
    Type: Power

    Holiday has been family owned since launched in July 1946. My Grandfather Rex Bartlett commissioned Ed Monk Sr. to design her and was built on Seattle’s Lake Union by the Edison Technical School. Jim Chambers who ran the school along with Earl Wakefield and Vic Franck also worked on building her. I grew up on the boat and later helped “Gramps” maintain her taking ownership in 1985. “Holiday” has not required restoration and has been maintained in her original configuration. She still has her original canvas decks and the varnished Grandy lap strake dingy stored on the galley deck which was given to my Grandfather as a gift from the school for the volunteer work he did there. Holiday has been displayed in Ed Monk and the Tradition of Wooden Boats, Passage Maker magazine and featured in Wooden Boat’s Motor Boat. In the early days my Grandmother Verda wrote articles about their trips for Sea and Motor Boat magazines. Holiday is moored in Ebey Slough at Marysville.

  • Hope
    Year Built: Unknown
    LOA: 17'
    Beam:
    Owner: Bob Triggs
    Designer: John Gardener
    Design: Swampscott Dory
    Type: Row

    When I found this boat is was lying in a heap on a pile of debris in a barn. It was a total wreck, with broken and missing parts, filled with trash, discarded garden chemical containers, and a grim assortment of dead insects, rodents birds etc. I bought the dory for $1.00. I then proceeded to clean and scrub and scrape, for days. Measuring carefully and copying closely, from the plans I got from from Mystic Seaport, and John Gardener’s “The Dory Book,” I was able to replace all of the missing parts. Almost all of the wood and hardware I used came as leftovers and scraps from various friends local boat projects. It took too long and it cost too much, and I wore on the patience of several friends who allowed me to use their garages, barns, sheds, etc., over two years, to restore the boat. The only original parts in the boat today are the ten planks. It’s the most expensive $1.00 I have ever owned. After all of that, I named her “HOPE.” I use this dory for guiding fly fishing trips on the Puget Sound and Hood Canal area saltchuck, where we fly fish for sea-run coastal cutthroat trout. I also donate fly fishing trips and rowboat picnics to numerous local charities fundraisers. www.searuns.com

  • Ibis
    Year Built: 1988
    LOA: 27'
    Beam: 8' 6"
    Owner: Tim Carman
    Designer: Sam Devlin
    Design: Black Crown
    Type: Power

    Ibis is a 27′ Devlin Black Crown sedan trawler. Built in 1988 by Devlin Designing Boatworks using the stitch and glue method and displacing 7050# loaded, she is a perfect Northwest cruiser for two. She is powered by a 44HP Yanmar diesel and cruises at 8kts. Home ported in a boathouse at Portland Yacht Club, we trailer North twice a year.

  • Indian
    Year Built: 1992
    LOA: 38'7"
    Beam: 11'5"
    Owner: Samuel Fry
    Designer: William Garden
    Design: Cutter Rig Sailboat
    Type: Cutter

    Beautifully built and maintained William Garden design Cutter; Built on Bainbridge Island by Andy Goodwin; bright mast, boom, wood decks, bright trim with some contrasting painted cabins, nice wood interior. Purchased by Sam & Pam Fry 2017

  • Integrity
    Year Built: 1993
    LOA: 40'
    Beam: 10'
    Owner: Fred Davis
    Designer: Sam Devlin
    Design: Czarinna 35
    Type: Power

    Integrity is a 35′ twin-diesel ‘Fantail’ Cruising Yacht, designed and built by Sam Devlin. She has a well-thought-out combination of aesthetic traditional lines, modern construction methods, and advanced—yet practical for the cruiser—technology throughout.

  • Island Spirit
    Year Built: 2000
    LOA: 23'
    Beam: 7'10"
    Owner: Jim Griffing
    Designer: Devlin
    Design: Surf Scoter
    Type: Power

    22′ Surf Scoter designed by Sam Devlin and built by Jim Griffing. This is the outboard in a motor well powered semi-displacement version of the Surf Scoter. Construction began in late 1994 in the owners garage. Island Spirit was completed and launched in 2000. In early 2018 she had a bow rail added and had her hull and decks repainted by the crew at Devlin Boats. Owners Jim and Denise Griffing have cruised the boat from Olympia to Port McNeil.

  • Jean Alden
    Year Built: 1997-2000
    LOA: 14'
    Beam: 7'
    Owner: Mike Higgins
    Designer: Mike Higgins
    Design: One-off
    Type: Catboat

    Jean Alden uses the traditional catboat configuration to achieve the objectives of a weatherly pocket cruiser that maximize my available shop space while still fitting on a trailer. Mostly I built “by eye” with little attempt to follow a plan other than to steal some hull sections from Phil Bolger’s twelve foot Bobcat. My shop is large enough for a fourteen foot hull, so I scaled up Bolger’s design by two feet. I also wanted a traditional tumble home bow and a small cabin. This required changes to the forward hull sections and a different deck layout. Construction is basic stitch-and-glue using mostly 9mm Okoume plywood. The deck and coach top are straight grained Douglas Fir laminated over 6mm plywood. The cabin sides and coaming are ¾ inch tongue and grove staves capped by an Iroko rail. All three spars are hollow, assembled using birds-mouth joints, and stuffed with aluminum foil to reflect Radar. The sail plan is adapted from the Breck Marshall – a Crosby catboat in the Mystic Seaport collection. I made the original sail one Christmas vacation using a conference room at my job for a sail loft. For luck I put 150 pounds of lead in the bilge. The three-year project ended with her launching in 2000. The result is a sweet sailing pocket cruiser that has brought our family much joy and satisfaction.

  • Josephine
    Year Built: 1934
    LOA: 37'
    Beam: 9'
    Owner: Sam Devlin
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    A retired Salmon Troller converted commercial fishing boat celebrating her 84th year in fine fittle. A John Deere diesel is in her bowels and she makes a fine character platform and cruising pal for her owners. Sam Devlin, his crew and friends have done a long rebuilding of Josephine in way of converting her from fishing vessel to power cruiser in the last 20 years. It is for sure that her original builders didn’t think she would still be around 84 years after she first touched water, but it’s easy to see her grace on the waters she floats in and it is a testament to her integrity of construction and intent of purpose that has inspired her owners to keep her in such good condition.

  • Joshua
    Year Built: 1979-1982
    LOA: 55'
    Beam: 14' 9"
    Owner: Bill Harpster
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Yawl

    Joshua was launched in 1980 in East Bay in California, with maiden sail in 1982 in San Francisco Bay. In 1996, Harpster and crew sailed to new home in Washington state and currently calls Oak Harbor Marina home. For many years, Harpster has sailed Canadian and Alaskan waters every May through September. This allows him to combine boat maintenance with pleasure and visits to many friends throughout this great area.

  • Justified
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 18'
    Beam:
    Owner: Greg Richmond
    Designer: Duck Trap Boats
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    New 18 ft launch built in traditional lapstrake construction. Iroko frames marine plywood Alaska yellow cedar. This launch is powered by a 30 hp outboard achieving 25mph with two aboard. It is a great fishing platform or just day cruising around the Puget Sound. There is plenty of storage forward and aft an even room for a cooler under the forward seat center console. The boat has beautiful lines with a curved and raked transom.”

  • Kathryn Lee
    Year Built: 2014
    LOA: 14'
    Beam:
    Owner: Prescott DeJean
    Designer: Prescott DeJean
    Design: One-off
    Type: Cutter

    Kathryn Lee was the result of 20 years of planning and 6 months building. She is the only boat worthy of the name of my first love who got away. Classic and traditional in lines and plank-on-frame construction, she has white oak keel and frames, parana pine planking, mahogany seats and trim, teak blocks, and bronze hardware. I designed her to safely and comfortably take on heavily-laden camping and fishing excursions over rough Texas bays and even offshore Gulf of Mexico. I have sailed her for four years. She has been refit and refinished to show off in Port Townsend.

  • Katie
    Year Built: 2004
    LOA: 19'8"
    Beam: 6'10"
    Owner: Peter McCowin
    Designer: Other
    Design: Other
    Type: Sloop

    The small gaff rigged topsail sloop “Katie” was built to recreate the sailing experience and look of a sailing vessel typically to the turn of the century. From handmade brass port holes to the mast fittings, rigging, belaying pins, and many other small finish details many hours of enjoyable work were expended to recreate the look of a traditional sailing craft. The Katie has a hybrid keel having both a traditional weighted keel in addition to an external mounted retractable fin. Since the originally launch in the summer of 2004 the sloop has spent the many summers since sailing the southern waters of the Salish Sea.

  • Katie & Ginny
    Year Built: 1988
    LOA: 30'
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Kate MacMillan
    Designer: Thomas Gillmer, Naval Architect
    Design: Blue Moon
    Type: Gaff Tops'l Cutter

    Gillmer’s “Blue Moon” resembles traditional British pilot cutters that worked the English channel in all weather. Dad loved the design immediately and built a “footie” model, finished 1952, before the first actual Blue Moon was built! Kids finally fledged, in 1988 he commissioned John Swain to bring his dream alive. Built on the Chesapeake, sailed on Lake Ontario for a decade, “Katie & Ginny” was then shipped by rail across Canada, and donated to SALTS in 1997. Used only briefly by them, tall ships are far better for their purpose, she was then sold to a private owner, her proceeds going towards building Pacific Grace. Purely by chance, I discovered her for sale again while I was still living in New York. An opportunity not to be missed, I bought her back, then moved both of us to Port Townsend; the perfect place for two gracefully aging ladies. A Norwegian coin is beneath her mast step and her tiller head is carved after a Viking figure, nods to the place Gillmer’s own Blue Moon was built. Crafted by “Gaffer”, as Dad was affectionately called, the cherry wood is from a tree in our yard that once held my tree fort!

  • Kotimana
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 25'10"
    Beam: 6'
    Owner: Kere Kemp
    Designer: B.B. Crowninshield
    Design: Dark Harbor 17 1/2
    Type: Sloop

    This Dark Harbor 17 1/2 was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Large Craft Classes of 2017 and 2018.

  • La Boheme
    Year Built: 1938
    LOA: 41'
    Beam: 11'8"
    Owner: Jeff Kelety
    Designer: William Atkin
    Design: Eric
    Type: Sloop

    La Boheme is one in a series of William Atkin designed double-enders. This one is the Eric. Modeled after Norwegian rescue boats at the turn of the century, the Eric is said to be “the best boat for the worst weather”. La Boheme’s keel was laid in 1926. She was completed and launched in 1938 out of Victoria, BC and has plied the waters of the North West ever since. Constructed of Port Orford cedar on oak frames, La Boheme is stout, sea-kindly and extremely comfortable as cruiser. We have sailed her extensively throughout the Gulf and San Juan Islands. In 1968, an Atkin Eric was the winner of the first non-stop, solo, round-the-world race. So we’re pretty sure La Boheme will continue to get us safely from pub to pub in the San Juans.

  • Lady Dianne
    Year Built: 1966
    LOA: 52' 1"
    Beam: 14' 5"
    Owner: Lee & Lisa Hoffman
    Designer: Monk Sr
    Design: Coho
    Type: Power

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar over White Oak frames. Construction began in 1966 at McQueen Boat Works in Vancouver, BC. The hull was completed and shipped overland to the Toronto Shipyards where the vessel was completed in 1969. During the completion in Toronto Mr. Edwin Monk Sr. stayed in contact as a consultant. The Carvel planks were miter cut with a cedar strip glued in then faired to smooth finish. The hull was built as a 48 footer and measures 52 feet overall when including overhangs and stern platform.

  • Lauren Nadine
    Year Built: 1969
    LOA: 39' 5"
    Beam: 12' 2"
    Owner: Michael Forsythe
    Designer: Ken Smith
    Design: Grand Banks classic
    Type: Power

    My wife and I purchased Lauren Nadine, formerly Walkabout, just over 1 1/2 years ago. Or as we often put it, we rescued her! After dreaming of owning a Grand Banks for 15 years we took a chance on what appeared to be one of those “too good to be true” tales. She was in a state of neglect and seemed doomed to be a cheap live-aboard option for those not knowledgeable of how great her heritage was. She was a fish out of water in sunny San Diego, surrounded by high speed plastic fishing sedan cruisers and luxury yachts. We spent a night aboard her during our survey (longer story yet!), got to know her more intimately and decided the next day to bring her to the PNW. She is a labor of love as we continue to work to fully restore her to her former glory. We also call her home and absolutely love life aboard with all its adventures, journeys, close community and sunsets! Built in the original factory in Hong Kong’s Junk bay, she has mahogany hulls and teak decks and finishes throughout. She also has the unique quality of being hull #36-100 and we believe that just makes her that much more special. While we currently enjoy cruising the Puget Sound and San Juan islands, we plan to take her much further once her restoration is complete.

  • Laurie T
    Year Built: 1959
    LOA: 34'
    Beam: 10'6"
    Owner: Kemp Jones
    Designer: William Garden
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Laurie T is Bill Garden’s 1955 design #280. Launched in 1960, she was built in Pete Teller’s Seattle back yard and named for his wife. Still nearly original, with Chrysler Crown and Neptune 1-A stove, she cruises the PNW extensively and lands many a seafood dinner in her cockpit. Construction is yellow cedar over oak, on a massive fir keel. The few upgrades include Furuno chart plotter,sounder,radar, hydrolic steering and autoilot, making Laurie a functionly modern boat if you are ok with a single screw boat without thrusters.

  • Lazy Jack
    Year Built: 2006
    LOA: 18'6"
    Beam: 6'6"
    Owner: John Kohnen
    Designer: Karl Stambaugh
    Design: Redwing 18
    Type: Power

    Lazy Jack is a Chesapeake Bay style power skiff. Karl Stambaugh based the Redwing 18 design on Howard Chapelle’s Camp Skiff design from the 1940s, stretched half a foot and adapted to plywood construction. She is powered by a high-thrust 9.9 hp. outboard and cruises comfortably at a little over 5 knots, burning hardly any gas. She’s a good, relaxing motorboat for someone who likes sailboats. I haven’t had any exciting adventures in Lazy Jack, but that’s not the point. Lazy Jack was built by my friend Jim Cooper and first launched in 2006. I’ve owned her since 2011.

  • Leslie Jean
    Year Built: 2006
    LOA: 18'
    Beam:
    Owner: Karl Bischoff
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Whitehall
    Type: Row

    Leslie Jean is a 15′ Whitehall that is a combination of many designs. Mostly the lines were taken from an article in National Fisherman Magazine from 1954 and 1977 written by John Gardner. She was a learning project that took 10 years to complete. Each year the builder took a class, first from the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle and then at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Townsend. As he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. Currently under construction: a 30′ Susan… wooden schooner designed by Murray Peterson.

  • Lil Attitude Adjustment
    Year Built: 2015-2018
    LOA: 32'6"
    Beam: 8'6"
    Owner: Mark Burnett
    Designer: Brian Dixion
    Design: Great Alaskan
    Type: Power

    Our boat is a 28′ 6″ Great Alaskan. We built this boat for comfortable cruising as well as fishing the waters of the NW. Its built with wood, fiberglass and epoxy.

  • Lil' B
    Year Built: 2014
    LOA: 11'
    Beam:
    Owner: Ashlyn Brown
    Designer: Russell Brown
    Design: PT Eleven
    Type: Row

    Designed and built by Russell Brown, the PT Eleven is a highly developed 11ft nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats since she can be stored in a small space; only 6ft x 4ft 2″. The PT 11 rows very well and has a simple and lightweight, high performance sailing option. Each hull half weighs about 45# and can be assembled in 15 seconds, in the water or out. The PT11 is a rugged and handsome dinghy that takes full advantage of modern CNC technology and carbon composites for hardware & sailing rig. Sold as a high quality and carefully thought out kit. The website, PTWATERCRAFT.COM shows all three boat kits from Port Townsend Watercraft, with information, photos, and videos.

  • Lorraine
    Year Built: 1959
    LOA: 25'
    Beam: 7'3"
    Owner: Carol Hasse
    Designer: Nordic Folkboat
    Design: Nordic Folkboat
    Type: Sloop

    Lorraine is a Nordic Folkboat built in Denmark in 1959. She was imported for racing in San Francisco Bay then trucked to the Northwest for cruising. I bought Lorraine (named after my mother) in 1979. Since then, Lorraine has taken me and my family to many of the Salish Sea’s most beautiful cruising grounds.

    Port Townsend’s finest marine tradespeople are regularly engaged in Lorraine’s maintenance, including occasional retrofits and restoration. Their skill and artistry are evident in every detail from the practical and utilitarian to the shippy and aesthetic. A joy to sail, Lorraine answers her helm in light or heavy wind–a wonderful Salish Sea day sailor and cruiser!

  • Tawaki
    Year Built: 1999
    LOA: 25' 8"
    Beam: 7' 6"
    Owner: Brad Seamans
    Designer: Ed Louchard
    Design: Truant
    Type: Gaff rig Sloop

    This boat completed a major centerline rebuild in 2011. The open cockpit sports a removable cabin, that makes it more of a camp cruiser. The Gaff rigged sails, and traditional rigging give it a classic look. This sturdy little boat has seen some big seas! We spent a week sailing in the San Juan Islands with our daughter when she was little, and enjoyed our sleeping quarters on removable slats under the cabin top!

  • Mack the Boat
    Year Built: c. 1950
    LOA: 14'
    Beam: 4'
    Owner: Mike and Cara Loriz
    Designer: Chris-Craft kit
    Design: Fishing Skiff
    Type: outboard skiff

    In October 2017, we found this boat outside Portland, where it was almost turned into a yard planter according to the previous owner. Although without papers, Mack (as we christened the restored boat) was believed by the previous owner to be a kit boat sold by the Chris-Craft company in 1950/51 as a low cost option for returning WW II GIs. It is constructed of taped 1/2″ Douglas Fir plywood. Mack was in dreadful cosmetic shape, but quite sound structurally. The original builder is unknown. We spent the winter of 2017/18 sheathing Mack with Dynel and otherwise overhauling the entire boat. Mack is in local service to us and friends as a crabbing and fair-weather fishing boat. Mack’s regular digs is slip 63 at PT Marina.

  • Malle
    Year Built: 1936
    LOA: 23'
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: David Flaxer
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Spidsgatter
    Type: Sloop

    Malle is a spidsgatter, 30 square meter class, built in Denmark in 1936. Last year a major repair of the backbone was performed at the Wooden Boat Foundation’s boatshop. Recent improvements include conversion to an ELCO electric propulsion system.

  • Marian II
    Year Built: 1928
    LOA: 42'
    Beam: 11'6"
    Owner: Diane Lander
    Designer: Otis Cutting
    Design: Lake Union Dreamboat
    Type: Power

    Marian II is 90 years old this year. She was built in 1928 at Lake Union Drydock Company in Seattle and is still moored there after all these years. In the late 1990s she was re-fit by Tim Ryan of CSR Marine. She got a new Diesel engine and was re-planked. In 2016-17 at Haven Boat Works in Port Townsend she received a new keel, 7 sets of new frames, new planking on the bottom and sides, a beautiful paint job, a new holding tank, and many other upgrades. The winter of 2018 brought extensive work including the installation of a second helm seat and new refrigeration underneath along with substantial electrical upgrades. She is enjoyed by her loving experienced classic yacht owner, Diane Lander of Seattle and two wonderful French Bulldogs, Calais Elyse and CoCo Chanel. Come aboard and see her!!

  • Marianita
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 27'
    Beam: 6'8"
    Owner: Stephen Borgstrom
    Designer: Iain Oughtred
    Design: Eun Mara
    Type: Yawl

    Marianita was built over the course of 3 years in my small boat shop (it used to be a 2 car garage). She is moored in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island and is a great little single-handed boat for those summer days when the chore list is done and nobody is around to act as crew. Down below there is a small galley space to port with navigation/library to starboard. Pivoting bilgeboards are built into the faces of the v-berths, this avoids having a centerboard trunk taking up space in the middle of the cabin.

  • Marion Jean
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 20' 6"
    Beam:
    Owner: George Costakis
    Designer: George Calkins
    Design: 20.5' Bartender
    Type: Power

    This is a 20.5′ Bartender which is traditionally built as plywood on frame. The hull frame construction is nearing completion and includes the frames, building jig, stem, sternpost, keelson, breasthooks, chine logs, and sheer clamp. The next step is to permanently glue and fasten all components, fair the frame structure, then plank the sides and bottom with marine plywood panels.

  • Marionette
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1962
    LOA: 50' 6"
    Beam: 13' 6"
    Owner: Tony Magee
    Designer: Paul Kettenburg
    Design: Kettenburg 50
    Type: Sloop

    Marionette is a Kettenburg 50 built in the early 60s by Kettenburg Boat Works in San Diego California. She is hull #9 of 25 built in the early 60s. Kettenburg Boat Works was one of the last builders of wooden boats in the country. She was designed and constructed to compete with the emerging fiberglass boat builders, and unlike other wooden boats of the period, is lightly built and spacious below decks, but engineered to take on heavy weather. Proof of her strength is that she’s a veteran of two Transpac Races, several trips to Mexico and a sail of 1,200 miles to windward, bringing her up to Port Ludlow Washington from Los Angeles. And after 55 years, she still doesn’t leak!

  • Martha
    Year Built: 1907
    LOA: 84'
    Beam: 16'
    Owner: Schooner Martha Foundation
    Designer: B.B. Crowninshield
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    Originally gaff rigged and now staysail rigged, she is 68’ on deck; 84’ sparred, 16’ beam, 8’ draft. Her planking is fir and silver bali on oak frames, and her interior is Honduran mahogany, graced with leaded glass cabinetry below decks. James Cagney owned her from 1934-1943. Edgar Kaiser purchased her in 1968 and brought her to Washington; he later donated her to Four Winds – Westward Ho Camp on Orcas Island. The campers still sing the Martha song and Martha visits the camp each summer.

    She was dropped during a routine haul-out in 1976 which stove in her hull on the port side. She was declared a total loss and was to be scraped. Del Edgbert saved her from the scrap yard. After extensive repairs, he and his wife Paulette lived on board for 20 years. During that time they sailed Martha to San Francisco to race her in the Master Mariners Race, sailed to Alaska for a summer and spent many years sailing her in the San Juan Islands, Puget Sound and Canadian waters.

    Since 1996 she has been owned and operated by The Schooner Martha Foundation whose sole purpose is to maintain and restore and to use Martha to operate sail training programs. Martha is still considered one of the fastest schooners around. Martha takes both youths and adults on sail training adventures in and around the San Juan Islands and Canadian waters.

    Martha is not only the oldest working sailboat here in the state of Washington but she is also the oldest living flagship of the San Francisco Yacht Club. In 2014/ 2015 MARTHA sailed to SanFrancisco, down the coast of California, into Mexico and the Sea of Cortez and capped of a year long cruise with the 2015 Transpac race to Hawaii.

  • Melissa
    Year Built: 2017
    LOA: 16' 5"
    Beam:
    Owner: Tim Crawford
    Designer: Marc Barto
    Design: Melonseed
    Type: Gaff Rig Skiff

    I decided to build Melissa after visiting the 2012 wooden boat festival in Port Townsend. The inspiration was a lovely lapstrake version of Marc Barto’s melonseed skiff with a shiny black hull and bright deck. When it came time to source materials I was fortunate to find some very affordable genuine mahogany as an alternative to more commonly used western red cedar. The hull and deck are strip planked and sheathed with 6oz fiberglass. The spars are of Douglas fir. I choose to avoid the use of plywood entirely and metal fasteners when possible. The construction is a blend of old and new with the impetus on longevity. The entire build is documented at http://melonseedbuild.blogspot.com.

  • Min Dejlige Pika
    Year Built: 2017
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 6'4"
    Owner: Daren Lindley
    Designer: Iain Oughtred
    Design: Caledonia Yawl
    Type: Yawl

    Caledonia Yawl 19′ 10″ long with a 6’4″ beam designed by Iain Oughtred. After sailing in his uncle’s homebuilt trimaran, Daren Lindley had a life long dream to build a boat. 50 years later, Daren and his son in law, Nick Luchterhand bought the plans and started bulding. After planking the hull we could not imagine painting her. Iain Oughtred recommeded a “Boat Sauce” of boiled linseed oil and Stockholm pine tar to finish her Philippine-mahogany planking, iroko rails and black walnut furniture. She is a capacious sailer easily carrying 10 people. Daren and Nick have camp cruised from Saint John’s in Portland to Astoria, Oregon on the Columbia and also taken multi-day cruises in Puget Sound. She took six month’s to build, launching on June 15th, 2017.

  • Miss Manners
    Year Built: 1957
    LOA: 19'
    Beam:
    Owner: Peter & Eric Hazell
    Designer: Uffa Fox (hull) & Howard Siddons (deck & rig)
    Design: Jet 14
    Type: Sloop

    The Jet 14 sailboat is a 14-ft LOA One-Design racing dinghy that traces its origins back to the early 1950s, when several skippers were complaining about the state of one-design racing. The boats of the era were either too big or too small, too tricky or too slow, most were far too expensive and of the remaining classes many were not particularly adherent to the One-Design principles. It was because of these issues and dissatisfaction that the first of the Jet 14s were created. It was based around several principles. All boats had to have strict adherence to the One-Design rules in regards to speed-producing elements, had to have good performance both all-around and when planing, have minimal initial and maintenance costs, and be easy to transport from one location to another.

    The boat design was incredibly balanced. While the boat was initially believed to be too powerful for adolescents, it was soon determined that some of the design features made it quite adaptable for crews of all shapes and sizes. The metal centerboard lowered the center of gravity, making capsizing more difficult. The smaller sail plan made handling in rough weather easier for smaller crews, and even if the boat did capsize, they will typically float on edge instead of turtling. Because of the size and balance of a boat, crews do not need to include a large member (often called a gorilla) to help keep control in foul weather, like larger two-person boats often do.

  • Miss Mile a Minute
    Year Built: 2014
    LOA: 15'
    Beam:
    Owner: Peter Harrington
    Designer: Ken Bassett
    Design: Rascal
    Type: Power

    Designed by Ken Bassett and home built by the owner, this 15′ outboard speed boat is planked in mahogany and maple. Reaching speeds of 60mph, she can be found on the waters of beautiful Lake Crescent, WA, racing the cars and log trucks that travel along Highway 101. At top speed, only a 1′ wide by 2′ long portion of the hull is in contact with the water! She is powered by a 1961 Mercury 800 outboard, modifications include a 1964 1000 power head, solid state ignition and aftermarket power tilt trim unit. The preferred prop is a Mercury racing chopper style, with a pitch of 24″”.

  • Miss Rebecca
    Year Built: 2000
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 9'3"
    Owner: Gary Zwissler
    Designer: Arch Davis
    Design: Jack Tar
    Type: Power

    Miss Rebecca is hull #1 of Arch Davis’s Jack Tar design. She’s built of plywood/epoxy using chine log construction. The jigs and fixtures I made to build her have been shared among builders from Washington to New York, and Great Britain to the Philippines. Her plans first appeared in National Fisherman magazine in 1992. I built her as a fishing boat but my wife and I have also cruised her throughout California, Baja, and the Salish Sea. A 10-month total refit was completed in 2017. A stable and seakindley offshore fishing boat she cruises at 16 knots with a 220 mile range.

  • Misty Dawn II
    Year Built: 2017
    LOA: 19'7"
    Beam: 6'7"
    Owner: Don Edgar
    Designer: John C. Harris
    Design: CLC PocketShip
    Type: Sloop

    Chesapeake Light Craft’s PocketShip is a small cruising sailboat meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping for two adults, and trailer easily. PocketShip uses state-of-the art construction techniques. CLC’s PocketShip design, construction and price met my requirements. Began building Misty Dawn II in October 2016 and launched in August 2017. CLC did a great job with the kit and directions. The boat is fun to sail.

  • Mojo
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 18'11"
    Beam: 6'2"
    Owner: Mark Ramsby
    Designer: Bieker Boats
    Design: PT Skiff
    Type: Power

    For: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – Long writeup
    Built By: Mark Ramsby, Portland Oregon
    Mojo: noun; “A magic charm, talisman, or spell.”

    Mojo was a retirement project. In retirement I wanted a boat with more size and stability than my little cedar strip canoe – with power other than my own, but it had to be stingy with precious fossil fuel. I was after a boat that allowed us to explore some bigger water as well – the Lower Columbia River, Hood Canal, Puget Sound and the San Juan’s.

    Russell Brown’s Port Townsend Skiff was my choice. It is a handsome and efficient design. The hull was inspired by sailing craft: well mannered and efficient at every speed, and easily driven with a small 4 cycle, fuel injected outboard.

    Construction started in October 2014 when Russell and Ashlyn delivered the kit and proceeded through September 2015. Details were added to produce a finished boat that was specific to my tastes. The depth of the sheer clamp was increased to allow a more traditional rub rail. I re-cut all of the seat-tops in Sapele then wrapped them in 4 oz. glass for strength. Mahogany upper coamings replaced the plywood parts of the kit boat. White oak blocking was added to support fittings. The list is endless!

    I finished up the hull in late July and turned her over to pro boat painter Cody Thompson to do the Baja Blue finish. After varnishing and assembly, we launched Mojo on the Willamette River on September 2, 2015. We arrived at the 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival eight days later. We took advantage of a mild Autumn that allowed use of the boat well into October. It has been great getting to know this remarkably competent little boat!

    Mojo was featured in the April 2016 issue of “Small Boats Monthly” http://smallboatsmonthly.com and in a two part series in the newsletter of RiversWest Small Craft Center, Spring 2015 & Winter 2016. http://www.riverswest.org/newsletters.html”

  • Mona-C
    Year Built: 2004
    LOA: 18'
    Beam: 4'
    Owner: Lee Caldwell
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Grand Banks Dory
    Type: Row

    Grand Banks Dory- use San Francisco Bay and Delta Tomales Bay

  • Muddy Waters
    Year Built: 1978
    LOA: 15'
    Beam:
    Owner: John Olsen
    Designer: Samuel Conners
    Design: One-off
    Type: Row and sail

    A 12′ lapstrake construction row, sailing and motor dingy. Easy to row, tracks perfectly, a great boat for a picnic in a nice spot on a lake. Designed and built by Samuel Conner, a founder of the Wooden Boat Festival.

  • Neenah
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1960
    LOA: 15' 6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Ryan Seaborne
    Designer: Thompson Brothers
    Design: SeaCoaster
    Type: Power

    “Neenah” was named for the Winnebago Indian word for Water. She was constructed in December, 1959 by just two workers at the Thompson Brothers Boat Works in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. A custom order in 1958, she was shipped overland to her first (and only other owner) in 1960 in Portland, Oregon where she spent eight summers as a water skiing and picnic boat on the Columbia and WiIlamette rivers.

    In the fall of 1968, Neenah was stored “for the season” in a barn near Jantzen beach. Unplanned family changes literally saved her from the common fate of so many thousands of these wooden speedboats, as she waited to be discovered in “deep dust and disrepair”, in 2016 resting on the same trailer exactly as she had been stored away, thirty-six years later.

    She was purchased from her original owner and brought to our home garage here in Port Townsend to undergo what became a two-year restoration to her “as stored away” condition.

    Special care was taken to use the same tools, techniques and products that were used in her original construction, and only the mahogany outer keel was in need of full replacement. Electronics were upgraded to fused new lines, and even the original light bulbs are still glowing brightly. Her chrome and nickel plated brightwork needed only cleaning and polishing and her accessories, instrumentation and wood elements are original down to the gimbaled cup holder on the passenger side. The special-ordered “space age windshield” is years ahead of it’s time, and the original water decals show some of her travels.

    Her power source, a 90 hp Johnson “Golden Meteor” motor was the first 90 hp motor ever produced for recreational use. This V4 mega gas-guzzler was promoted as the fastest, strongest, most powerful and economical motor available, and was nicknamed “The Big Dog On The Lake” in its time. Neenah’s current owners and Leif Erickson Outboards right here in Port Townsend have rebuilt and fine-tuned it to running perfection.

    The more than 1,400 (more, but we stopped counting) recessed brass bolts and nut holding her plywood lapstrake panels together were individually re-tightened before sealing them in, and we can happily state that she is as water-tight as she was fifty-eight years ago. The unique SeaCoaster hull design with signature mahogany splash rails was later purchased by Chris Craft for use on their own runabouts.
    As with all wooden boats, Neenah will always be a work in progress. We are proud to be able to help resurrect her life as a dynamic symbol of the Mid-Century era in recreational boating.

  • Nephi
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 11'
    Beam:
    Owner: Gary Brown
    Designer: Francois Vivier
    Design: Morbic 11 Strip-plank
    Type: Balanced Lug Sail/Oar

    Inspired by the beautiful kayaks a good friend builds, and captivated by an article on naval architect Francois Vivier in Classic Boat magazine featuring his Morbic 12 clinker plank design, I contacted Francois to see if he would design a lighter-weight strip plank version of the Morbic 12 for me. After some discussion on weight target (140 lb hull), general arrangements and sail plan, Francois agreed to do the design and the result is the new Morbic 11.

    I built hull #1 (my first boat build) using Red Western and Yellow Alaskan Cedars, Sapele, Okoume, Mohagany, Oak, Maple, and Douglas Fir. Classic Boat magazine published an article on my boat in their July 2018 edition.

  • Nevermore
    Year Built: 1981
    LOA: 52'
    Beam: 11' 6"
    Owner: Billy Wolf
    Designer: Howard Chapelle
    Design: Little Cod
    Type: Schooner

    Nevermore began her life as a dream of then young Canadian shipwright Ralph Eastland. A sensible man of frugal means, Ralph ordered a set of ship plans for $5 from the Smithsonian Institute of Howard Chapelle’s Chesapeake Bay schooner “Little Cod.” With the help of his wife Debbie, the two then set to work constructing a pole shed with a broad lofting floor on the shore of British Columbia’s Quadra Island, near the village of Herriot Bay. As a woodsman with a great sense of fine woods, Ralph went into the forests of Quadra and Vancouver island and hand selected, cut and ultimately carved the woods that would become his dream ship, Nevermore. In 1981 Nevermore was launched, and for the next 6 years Ralph and Debbie lived aboard with their two daughters. As the girls grew, it bacame evident that their family would soon outgrow the living quarters of the family schooner. Arrangements were made, and the ship passed hands in 1990 to its current owner, Billy Wolf, who brought the boat to Port Townsend in 1993 where she has remained to this day. For the past 25 years, with the propitious assistance of P.T.’s exemplar wooden boat community of great riggers, awesome sail makers, creative engineers, dazzling varnishers and wizard shipwrights Dr. Wolf has meticulously maintained and improved upon Nevermore. He and his family and friends have cruised with her many seasons up along the British Columbia coast and into and around the waters of Alaska. Nevermore looks forward to spending her next 25 years as part of the Port Townsend wooden boat fleet.

  • Nil Desperandum
    Year Built: 2011
    LOA: 22'
    Beam: 7'
    Owner: Larry Cheek
    Designer: Sam Devlin
    Design: Winter Wren II
    Type: Sloop

    Nil Desperandum is seven years old now, and with each passing year I appreciate Sam Devlin’s design eye more and more. While it looks thoroughly traditional—perhaps late 19th or early 20th century—the plywood/fiberglass composite hull is thoroughly modern. Devlin’s skilled way with architectural line and proportion are beautifully illustrated here; at least to my eye it does not look simply “”cute,”” but rather elegant—and that’s difficult to pull off in a pocket cruiser only 18’8″” on deck. The hull’s graceful curves also belie its humble plywood origins. Under sail, N.D. is nimble and responsive, even in Puget Sound’s notoriously modest breezes: 3 knots of wind, and we’re sailing. At 15 knots, on the other hand, we’re going home. Nearly all the ballast (650 lb of lead) is internal, which has its limitations.

  • Nimbus
    Year Built: 1959
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 7'
    Owner: William Ferguson
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Folkboat!
    Type: Sloop

    She has had a topsides rebuild in 2007, a new rig of local sitka in 2015, and I purchased her in 2017. In march of that year I hauled her for investigation of a small leak at the garboard and found a heavily fastened garboard, and rotted planking behind a fiberglass engine well. We then embarked on full bottom replacement with the help of Dave Sharp in Vancouver BC. Using locally sourced locust we replaced the sternpost, keelson, floors, and ten frames. 8 planks, port and starboard, and the transom were replaced with Sapele for a total of 16 new planks. Riveting and finishing was undertaken by myself, and we are currently rebuilding the interior for launch mid may.

  • Noddy
    Year Built: 2012
    LOA: 12'
    Beam: 5'6"
    Owner: Simeon Baldwin
    Designer: John Welsford
    Design: SCAMP
    Type: Sloop

    John Welsford SCAMP, 11′-11″ Balanced Lug, Cuddy Cabin, Water Ballasted Off-Center Centerboard Mini-Microcruiser. Plywood kit built by owner at Northwest Maritime Center 2012-2013
    Propelled by 100 sq-ft Lugsail and oars
    Team Noddy’s Noggins 2016 R2AK-Stage-1 crossing averaged 4.2 knots on a 10′-7″ waterline.
    Team Noddy’s Noggins also crossed Strait for R2AK in 2015 and 2017

  • Nymph of Lorne
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1963
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'4"
    Owner: Jack Schoolry
    Designer: James McGruer
    Design: Lorne Class Sloop
    Type: Sloop

    Nymph was built by McGruer & Co. in Scotland in 1963. She spent her first 15 years sailing in Scotland, then sailed to BC via the Atlantic, the Canal, and Hawaii. A recent book provides details about her construction, McGruer & Co. and her 4 sisterships. She was build #606 at the McGruer family boatyard. McGruer & Co. used full-length mahogany planks with glued-wedge seams, copper-riveted to steam-bent oak frames. Her timbers and floors are Afromosia. Her Lloyds-approved construction plan characterizes her as a “100-A1 Yacht.”

    We can almost always steer using 2 fingers on the tiller. She accelerates easily, and her high ballast ratio and fine ends keep her upright and footing along in a breeze. Down below, she’s a small 28-footer. Relatively long overhangs, narrow beam, fine lines fore and aft, and ample deck space give her excellent sailing performance and seaworthiness for her size and type, at the cost of interior volume.

    The cherry galley counter to starboard and large mahogany navigation desk (with chart storage) to port have leg-room below each, so that, sitting on the engine box, food can be prepared and cooked or charts reviewed. There are comfortable settees in the main cabin, which convert to a large double berth. There’s also bookshelves, a solid-fuel cabin heater, and good ventilation and light. Up forward there’s a head, bunk, hanging locker and sail stowage, lighted by deck prisms. A smallish interior ensures that there’s always a handhold within reach for a disabled captain. Her exterior is in excellent shape from masthead to the bottom of her keel. I don’t mean that she just looks good. This is not a putty-and-paint boat. She’s strong and true to the core. Nymph was sailing again in 2010 after a 5-year restoration. We’ve been cruising several weeks per year, and weekending and daysailing as often as possible.

    For a more complete discussion, photos of her restoration, lines and sailplan drawings, and downloadable documents, books and recordings about Nymph, visit her website: www.yachtflyers.com/NYMPH”

  • Obsession
    Year Built: 2004
    LOA: 16'
    Beam:
    Owner: Greg Hatten
    Designer: Tatman
    Design: McKenzie Style Drift Boat
    Type: Row

    This McKenzie Style Drift Boat has been run on over 100 Wild and Scenic Rivers, a dozen National Parks, and thousands of river miles. It is featured in the presentation by Greg Hatten on the Adventure Stage and after the Festival it is joining a group of wood boat enthusiasts from the U.S. and going (via container) to Hobart Tasmania to participate in the Australian WoodenBoat Festival in February. It’s quite a special boat.

  • Odyssey
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 18'6"
    Beam: 4'11"
    Owner: Harvey Hamel
    Designer: John Gardner
    Design: Marblehead Gunning Dory
    Type: Row

    Odyssey is the rowing version of an 18′-6″ traditional lapstrake Marblehead Gunning Dory as described in the drawings of John Gardner’s, “The Dory Book.”

  • Olo
    Year Built: 2013
    LOA: 14'6"
    Beam: 5'8"
    Owner: James Mac Kenzie
    Designer: Kieth Steele
    Design: One-off
    Type: Row

    Her sister was build in the 1960 as a open drift boat and then modified by Ron Hayes (actor) to be self bailing and self righting to handle running the Grand Canyon Rapids with Martin Litton. A friend found her rotting in a field, rebuilt her and she is back in the canyon. I pulled the lines and offsets and built Olo. She is used as a training boat for Grand Canyon Youth out of Flagstaff AZ.

  • Orion
    Year Built: 1934
    LOA: 64'
    Beam: 13'
    Owner: Deep Green Wilderness
    Designer: Olin Stephens
    Design: One-off
    Type: Yawl

    Originally named Edlu, Sparkman and Stephens design #35 has received much acclaim in her 84 years. Built in 1934 at the shipyard of the legendary Henry B. Nevins, Orion has proven many times over the speed and seaworthiness of Olin Stephens’ designs. Winning the Newport Bermuda race the year she was launched Orion went on to collect a laundry list of wins for her owner and crew. Orion did her nation proud in WWII serving in the “Hooligan Navy” or Coastal Pickett Patrol searching out German U-boats along the eastern seaboard. After the war she made her way through the canal (the Panamanian flag is still on board) to the Pacific where after extensive cruising she found a berth in California. After a racing career in Sausalito and passenger service in San Diego, she went up the coast to the Pacific Northwest to her current home port of Seattle. Here she takes young people voyaging through the Salish Sea and Along the Northwest Coast meeting the mission of Deep Green Wilderness helping the sea create change that is meaningful to the ecosystem, the community and the future. Over the winter of 2010 Orion underwent an extensive restoration and refit insuring that she will be the west coast’s premier “work yacht” for another 75 years.

  • Orion
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1948
    LOA: 32
    Beam:
    Owner: Northwest Maritime Center
    Designer: Paul Kettenburg
    Design: Kettenburg PC 32
    Type: Sloop

    Launched in San Diego in 1948, Orion -#68- of 83, underwent a large restoration by Baird Boat Works of Port Townsend WA in 2006. Mahogany planks (some new), over steamed oak frames (all sistered). Updated rigging with Schaefer and Harken blocks, roller furler. Lots of bronze hardware and varnish. 4hp outboard. Very minimal systems, but she makes up for it with volumes of class. Designed for racing, the interior of the K32 PC is lean on purpose – built to be fast and functional. Interior includes cooler, sink, fresh water tank, v-berth, interior and cockpit cushions and full canvas cover. She is perfectly suited for your day sailing adventures. Needs paint and varnish and a new halyard to be out racing again. Sailing in it’s purest distilled form.

  • Orn II
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'3"
    Owner: Ronald Hansen & Cordell Gott
    Designer: Renn's Tolman
    Design: Tolman Alaskan Skiff Jumbo
    Type: Power

    To save time we ordered our hull parts to be cut by West Coast Boat Works of Bend, Oregon. We asked Chuck at West Coast Boat Works to increase the stringers to 9 inches and stretch the hull panels as far as the plywood would allow. Our hull measures in at 25′ 6″. The boat surveyed at 26 feet overall which qualified her for insurance for our trip to the Bahamas.

    The boat project was started on September 1, 2015. She was launched on the first of February, 2018. On February 13th we left towing the Orn II to Florida. We launched the boat at the Indiantown Marina on the Saint Lucie Canal to start our cruise to the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.  Cordell wanted a removable bulkhead for fishing. He chose the Yamaha 200 outboard motor for the long trips off shore.  To make the boat livable for longer periods of time, Ron built in a freezer/refer and installed a Wallas 2 burner, diesel cooking/ heater.

    Our boat was inspired by our first look at Ray and Ann’s yellow Jumbo “Bright Star”. Ann said the book, ” Tolman Alaskan Skiff” was available right over at the book store, pointing to the white building. We bought the book.

  • Osprey
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 28'3"
    Beam: 6'
    Owner: Glen Eppick
    Designer: traditional
    Design: Sharpie
    Type: Cat ketch

    Osprey is a sharpie built in Port Townsend by Bill and Glen Eppick. Her design is that of a New Haven sharpie which was used in the East Coast oyster fisheries around the middle of the 19th century. Osprey is the 4th complete boat built by Bill Eppick of Skye Boat Works.

    Osprey was meant to be the perfect shoal draft daysailer for cruising in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The sharpie was started in 2003, soon after the sale of Skye. The primary reference for offsets and scantlings is a drawing by H. Chappelle obtained from the Library of Congress. The resulting design is a traditional New Haven sharpie which at 28’ would have been called a one-man or 100-bushel boat, referencing crew size and carrying capacity. Construction went along smoothly with the stem, keelson and transom, hull structure of plywood, and she was turned over for more work. After the deck was laid, Bill found work with what turned out to be a years-long repair job, which delayed work on the sharpie. In 2015, when Glen’s work started taking him to Sequim, regular visits to Port Townsend resulted in a discussion about the sharpie. An agreement was struck and construction began again on Osprey.

    As hull structure was done, work was started on the remaining projects. The centerboard was fit and cap installed on the trunk. Rudder and tiller constructed and fit to the hull. Coaming, toe rail and wale built and installed. Douglas Fir spars, glued up a decade before, cut and shaped, two freestanding masts and two sprits. Of course paint and varnish everything as many times as you can bear. Sails are being made by Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails.

    As I write this, late-April, we have a bit more work to go. Another coat of pain on everything. Figure out rigging, it’s simple but we haven’t finished it yet. A bit more work on mast step and partners, a final fit. Finish cleats and gather up all the bits and pieces. Buy a sculling oar. We hope to launch by early summer.

  • Pacific
    Year Built: 1970
    LOA: 50'
    Beam: 14'
    Owner: Don Macmillan
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Pacific was built to longline for halibut in the North Pacific. She has also trolled for salmon and tuna. The halibut fishermen of B.C. regarded her as on of the best of her type.

  • Pacific Grace
    Year Built: 1999
    LOA: 140'
    Beam: 22'
    Owner: S.A.L.T.S.
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Fishing Schooner
    Type: Schooner

    Built on the lines of the SALT Society’s original Robertson II, Pacific Grace was constructed in Victoria primarily of Douglas Fir. Traditional double sawn frames measuring 9″/9″ are planked with 3 inch quarter sawn fir as is the deck. Framing for the deck is Yellow Cedar. Pacific Grace has been working with youth from all backgrounds sailing to far away ports around the Pacific including, Tahiti, Pitcairn Island, Papua New Guinea, Hiroshima and Midway Island.

  • Pacific Swift
    Year Built: 1986
    LOA: 111'
    Beam: 20' 6"
    Owner: S.A.L.T.S.
    Designer: S.A.L.T.S.
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    Built by S.A.L.T.S. Sail and Life Training Society, as a working exhibit at Expo 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Planked and Decked in Douglas Fir, Yellow Cedar Beams, Trimmed with Purple Heart Cap Rails and Sole, Topped Off with Spars in Douglas Fir. The Pacific Swift has sailed over 100,000 deep-sea miles on training voyages for young trainees. Her offshore travels have taken her to Australia and Europe, to remote communities on Easter and Pitcairn Islands, and to many other unusual and far-flung ports of call. When not offshore, each years she provides 5 to 10 day sail training programs for young people along the coast of British Columbia.

  • Pacifica
    Year Built: 1947
    LOA: 51'
    Beam: 10'11"
    Owner: Douglas Jones
    Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
    Design: One-off
    Type: Yawl

    Pacifica was built by the Nevins yard in City Island New York, launched in 1947 for Avard Fuller of Fuller Brush Comp. She was designed with one of the first extruded aluminum mast in the America. Pacifica is double planked, mahogany on white cedar on White oak Frames. She was built with monel frames and deck beams around her mast (esentualy a metal cage) which substantial strengthens her and takes the rig load off the hull. Doug put a new deck on her in 2005. Other than the deck Pacifica is 90% original.

    Pacifica has sailed once to the Mediterranean Sea and four times to Hawaii, two TransPac races and two San Diego to Maui races. Pacifica has been sailing in the Pacific Northwest for the last five years. Previously she sailed out of San Diego Ca for 40 years. Doug Has owned her for tha last 23 years.

  • Parker Dinghy
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 14' 8"
    Beam:
    Owner: Cyrus Dworsky
    Designer: Lindon Parker
    Design: Parker Dinghy
    Type: Row

    The Parker Dinghy is a pulling boat designed on Deer Island, NB ca.1945. This type of boat was used in the inshore Herring fishery in that area.

  • PassageMaker
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 2017
    LOA: 11' 6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Charles F. White
    Designer: Chesapeake Bay
    Design: PassageMaker
    Type: Sail/Row

    Boat is one of six that were built for grandchildren. Started construction of the six in 2012, with the last one still to be rigged with mast and sails. Structural modifications (ribs) were made to original design to better support fore and aft decks, metal skid plates added to skid runners and keel, and access hatch added to fore deck. Boat has main and fore sails with roller furling for fore sail. (Photo is of sister boat. Red and Black checker board hull is the one which would be displayed.)

  • Patamar
    Year Built: 1937
    LOA: 34'6"
    Beam: 8'6"
    Owner: Ken Meyer
    Designer: Jake Farrell
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    This bridgedeck cruiser was home built by a Boeing engineer for use in the Salish seas. It is cedar over oak frames with a teak cabin. Power is a Yanmar diesel. I am the 5th owner.

  • PAX
    Year Built: 1936
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 9'6"
    Owner: Kaci Cronkhite
    Designer: MSJ Hansen
    Design: Danish Spidsgatter
    Type: Sloop

    PAX is a 28′ double ender—the only Danish “45m2” spidsgatter in North America. Find her remarkable journey from 1936 Denmark to California, Canada, and Port Townsend in owner/author Kaci Cronkhite’s acclaimed book–Finding Pax. Signed copies at WBF!

  • Penguin
    Year Built: 1992
    LOA: 24'
    Beam:
    Owner: George Costakis
    Designer: George Calkins
    Design: 19' Bartender
    Type: Power

    Penguin is a 19′ Bartender which is a unique double-ended planing boat designed by George Calkins. She is one of the last hulls he built and advertised in the back of Woodenboat Magazine issue #109. She is marine plywood on mahogany frame construction. In 2005, she was restored and added the small doghouse, raised windshield and self-bailing cockpit. She is powered by a 40HP, 4-stroke, outboard placed in a motorwell.

  • Pia
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1938
    LOA: 26'
    Beam: 8'4"
    Owner: Ahoi Mench
    Designer: Aage Utzon
    Design: Klasse Spidsgatter
    Type: Sloop

    Pia is one of six Klasse Spidsgatters imported into Victoria by the same man in the late fifties. Four of those boats including DaCapo, Cito, Eio and Pia sail Washington waters today. I found Pia in near derelict condition in Cortez Bay, BC in 1992 and spent 19 months repairing her including a new cockpit, interior, decks, rails, rudder and tiller, skylight, companionway, forward hatch and engine mounts. Badly damaged when driven onto the spit between Smith and Minor Islands in 2010 I spent another 18 months bringing her back again. She is a beautiful design of ancient heritage and this has inspired her long life.

  • Pleiades
    Year Built: Unknown
    LOA: 21'3'
    Beam: 7'
    Owner: Kay and Peter Robinson
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Sloop

    Pleiades was purchased by Kay Robinon in the winter of 1979. At that time she was just a hull….no decking, deck framing, or cabin. Her spars however, were included, as was a very rotten suit of sails.

    Between 1979 and 1987 Kay and her husband Peter, along with an extensive cadre of local talent completely rebuilt Pleiades with the except.ion of portions of the deadwood. That cadre included Bryan Hayes, Ed Louchard, Liza Constable, Jack Finney, Charlie Moore, Miguel Winterburn, Kurt Hansen, rish Paul,and Pete Langley. Of special note is the design work of Ed Louchard on her deck layout and cabin.

    Kay and Peter sailed Pleiades for 10 years before an extensive haulout was needed to renew through hull f ittings, ref it toe rails, and renew standing rigging and some of her running rigging. Steve Chapin contributed greatly to the success of the ’97 haulout. After another 10 years, Pleiades went through another extensive haulout beginning in February, ’07. She went back in the water at the end of June with a remodeled cockpit, new coaming drifts, and repaired transom, transom framing and

    four hood ends. The transom area work was necessitated when rot was discovered in the transom planking. The ’07 haulout was greatly assisted by Russell Brown, who lent us use of his shop and expertise, Dave Langley, who kindly loaned us his trailer, and Miguel Winterburn, whose shipwright skill and knowledge greatly facilitated the transom work.

    Pleiades’ first suit of the modern era was built by Kay in Carol Hasse and Nora Petrich’s P.T. Sails loft in 1987. Kay built a second suit i n Sean Rankins’ Northwest Sai ls loft i n 2003 with design assist from Sandy Goodall.

    Unfortunately, Pleiades’ designer and year and place of origin are unknown. The previous owner provided no significant identifying information. She has been a joy to Kay and Peter and will continue to sail the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Providence
    Year Built: 1903
    LOA: 82'
    Beam: 17'
    Owner: Simon Fawkes
    Designer: N. Neilsen & Son
    Design: Anchor Seiner
    Type: Ketch

    Built in 1903 by N. Neilsen & Son in Denmark makes Providence the oldest working ship on the BC coast. Providence has been working the seas for over 115 years, first as an Anchor Seiner in the North Sea, she was commandeered in both World Wars (the 2nd by Germany) and served in the Danish Navy. In 1978 she was sailed by her then owner Peter Thor Watson, to BC and put back to work tramping and chartering in the Caribbean and BC waters. Providence went back into fishing as a packer for another 20 years in the 90s and now serves as a Sail Cargo and Charter vessel by current owners Simon Fawkes & Danny Robertson in the Salish Sea. Still going strong after 115 years she charms all that come aboard.

  • Que Será
    Year Built: 1964
    LOA: 43'
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: David and Connie Wheeler
    Designer: Kettenburg
    Design: Kettenburg 43
    Type: Sloop

    Hull Number 11 of a limited production run of 19 K43 Sloops built by Kettenburg Marine, San Diego in the mid-1960s. To our knowledge, she is one of three K43s built with teak decks, house and cockpit. She was extensively raced by her original owners in Southern California winning the Wrigley Cup shortly after her launch. We purchased her in 1985 and lived aboard for 10 years cruising the West Coast of Mexico, the Society Islands, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest. Que Será has been moored at the Port Townsend Boat Haven since 2001, when we moved to Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Recent work includes restoration of the transom and mast by Taku Marine, canvas by PT Canvas and Northwest Canvas, rigging by PT Rigging and Toss Rigging, woodwork by Mark Miller, with thanks to Tom Powell, Admiral Ship Supply, Edensaw Woods, Fisheries Supply and others in the Port Townsend maritime community. Aft deck and cockpit redesign and construction, replacement of all plumbing and electrical systems, interior and exterior finishes taken down to bare wood and renewed.

  • R&D
    Year Built: 1962
    LOA: 48'
    Beam: 15'5"
    Owner: Danellie Olliver
    Designer: Lynn Senour
    Design: Marlineer 48
    Type: Power

    12 of these stout crew boats where commisioned by the navy to ferry crews from alternate locations to both Bangor and Bremerton shipyards during the cold war. However due to Seattle voting in the fast ferry system, The marlineers never seen active service and where turn out to supplus where a New Car Dealership (Cadilliac) purchased 11 of the 12 vessals bound for California.

    This fully restored example is believed to be 1 or 3 left in existance. Restored in “The Boat Yard” Marina Del Rey from 2010 thru 2016 by the finest shipwright the nation has to offer. Joe Parks has taken several painstaking years to bring back her magnificent lines and the add-on fly bridge.

  • Rascal
    Year Built: 2013
    LOA: 11'
    Beam:
    Owner: Scott Swantner
    Designer: Russell Brown
    Design: PT SPEAR
    Type: Row

    The 11 ft PT Spear dinghy uses the modern lines of the PT Eleven nesting dinghy and the same sailing rig and foils but with a different interior geometry. The Spear is generously sized but weighs only 90 lbs. and is a pleasure to row and sail. This is a rugged and handsome dinghy that takes full advantage of modern CNC technology and carbon composites for hardware & sailing rig. The boat demonstrates wood/epoxy kit boat construction with refinement and you can see her in the WEST SYSTEM tent on the point. Sold as a kit by Port Townsend Watercraft, Port Townsend WA.

  • Raven
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 16'9"
    Beam: 4'5"
    Owner: James Reim
    Designer: Ian Oughtred
    Design: Stickleback Dory
    Type: Row/Sail

    Raven is an example of a Swampscott Dory, built to Ian Oughted’s Stickleback Dory design (part-decked sailing version). Swampscott dories were originally designed for launching through the surf and fishing off the Coast of Massachusetts. Her hull is made of meranti plywood, using the glued lapstrake construction technique. The inner stem, frames, and other structural members are white oak, and the transom and thwarts are of African mahogany. Her light weight, shallow draft and a narrow bottom make for easy rowing; the flared sides provide plenty of reserve stability when sailing; and the narrow transom effectively creates a double-ender that moves smoothly through the water. She’s used primarily for fun, fishing, and crabbing in the estuaries of the Central Oregon Coast. A custom tent cover allows sleeping on-board and camp cruising.

  • Raven
    Year Built: 1974
    LOA: 32'6"
    Beam: 10'6"
    Owner: Charles & Harriet Cannon
    Designer: Kenneth Smith
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Power

    RAVEN was built by Frank Black, a fish boat builder in Coos Bay, OR, for his own use in 1974. We were attracted to her sturdy design by Kenneth Smith of Grand Banks fame as well as her workboat construction and outfit by Mr. Black, and found her for sale at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle in 1996. We enjoyed cruising throughout the Salish Sea and commuting from Port Madison to Shilshole Marina with her until letting her go in 2006. We missed her, and were fortunate to find her for sale again in 2016 and repowered her at Haven Boat Works in Port Townsend in 2017.

    Her heavy construction includes planking of 1-1/4″ Alaska Yellow Cedar, Oak frames on 14″ centers, and massive engine bearers of 7-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ Doug Fir. Originally powered with a Dorset Ford 2711E four cylinder diesel (same block as the Lehman 4D series), she is now home to a brand new 4 cylinder Yanmar 4JH4-HTE rated 105 hp at 3200 rpm, giving us and extra knot or two. RAVEN is set up with 300 gallons of diesel and 70 gallons of freshwater. Her fish boat heritage also includes a Dickenson oil burning stove/ cabin heater, hydraulic Thompson anchor winch with bow roller, and hydraulic steering via hand helm (and antique 1970’s Cal-Mec autopilot).

    RAVEN now proudly flies the War of 1812 battle pennant “Don’t Give Up The Ship” as a hint to her history with us.

  • Red
    Year Built: 2003
    LOA: 29'1"
    Beam: 8'6"
    Owner: Todd Miller
    Designer: Todd Miller
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sloop

    Red is a multichine plywood ballasted-daggerboard sloop that I designed and built for cruising in damp and wet Northwestern and Alaskan waters. The look is inspired by an eclectic assortment: a 1930’s Gordon Monroe motor sailer, Lake Union Dreamboats and early local gill netters with their tiny dog houses. To be honest the boat was really designed around the doghouse. It gets us out of the rain and has standing headroom where you can navigate from, cook and wash dishes. With an autopilot we can steer from there as well unless it is really blowing.

    It took four years to build after about a ten year designing process, in that I am not a boat designer. I started with models that kept getting larger and more precise while at the same time I steeled myself to take on the project. Finally my son suggested that I should quit building models and build the boat. So I did. We live on Quilcene Bay and launch day became a community event with friends, family, acquaintances and complete strangers showing up to build the temporary railroad that carried RED the 300 feet from my shop to the water.

    Red displaces about 4200 pounds dry and has a modern underbody and a transom-mounted spade rudder. The daggerboard is wood and glass with an 1100 pound bulb. She does have more windage than is ideal but given that I wanted the space and headroom there are always compromises. She is powered by a 10 HP outboard in a well.

    My wife, VIviann Kuehl, and I have cruised the Salish Sea and trailered RED five times to Prince Rupert, BC, and then sailed to Alaska as far north as Glacier Bay. She sails well and is just unusual enough to always start a conversation. The story of RED’s design, building, launching and travels is featured in an article in the June 2018 issue of WoodenBoat.”

  • Ripple
    Year Built: 1994
    LOA: 29'9"
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: Stuart Weibel
    Designer: Atkins
    Design: Gary Thomas
    Type: Sloop

    Stuart Weibel has been master and slave to s/v Ripple since 2009. She is a wonderful example of craftsmanship taught in the NW School for Wooden Boat Building. Launched in 1994, Ripple is a youthful example of a design penned in 1949 by William Atkins. Her standing rigging is parceled, served, and wormed galvanized wire rope, as are the lifelines. Most of the bronze fittings are from the Port Townsend Foundry. Her sails were made by Carol Hasse’s sailmaking loft. Ripple’s low-slung lines are of the sweet proportions common in Atkins designs, and what she gives up in interior volume is returned handsomely in a grace that attracts attention in every anchorage. She sails happily throughout the Salish Sea, and in 2015 and again in 2018 she plied the Inside Passage to Alaska.

  • RIPTIDE
    Year Built: 1927
    LOA: 50'
    Beam: 11' 10"
    Owner: Peter Leenhouts
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Stock Cruiser
    Type: Power

    RIPTIDE was built in 1927 by Frank E and William J Schertzer, owners of Schertzer Brothers Boat and Machine Company, which was then located at 1115 Northlake Avenue on the north end of Lake Union near the foot of Stone Way in Seattle. Her original owners are as yet unknown. RIPTIDE is 47 feet 1-inch long with a beam of 11 feet 10-inches and a draft of four feet, six inches. She is planked in port orford cedar riveted to white oak frames over an apitong backbone with western red cedar houses. She displaces about 12 tons, relatively light for a boat this size.

    A Coast Guard documented vessel, RIPTIDE carries documentation number 226242 carved into the interior face of both port and starboard bilge stringers.

    RIPTIDE is powered by remanufactured Cummins B210 5.9 liter turbo-charged diesel of 210hp. While her top speed is over 14 knots at 2400 rpm, her cruising speed is a much more sedate 9 knots at 1500 rpm. She carries 300 gallons of diesel fuel. She is maintained and upgraded by the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-Op in Port Townsend WA. John Zimmer, then of Palouse Boatworks, completely recaulked her in 2015. RIPTIDE is kept painted and bright by Diane Salguero of Salguero Marine Services, while her canvas work is by Suzi Clinefelter of Mystery Bay Sails and Canvas.

    RIPTIDE’s hailing port is Port Ludlow WA. She is usually moored in Port Madison, on Bainbridge Island, WA, where she has spent nearly all of her long life.

  • Riptide
    Year Built: 1939
    LOA: 53'
    Beam: 13' 6"
    Owner: Peter Riess
    Designer: Glenville Tremaine
    Design: Motor Yacht
    Type: Power

    Elco Yachts built this 53’ Motor Yacht to serve as the flagship at the 1939 New York Boats Show. She was purchased during the show by restaurant owner Howard Johnson, who named her “DOHO”. Mr. Johnson had her delivered to Miami for the winter. Life Magazine was aboard for the trip and she was featured in a long article detailing the voyage. Mr. Johnson traded her in after losing a race. During WW II, she served as a patrol boat on the Great Lakes. In the early 1950’s, she was purchased by mobster Moe Dalitz, who first kept her in Detroit, and later moved her to Lake Mead, where she was his getaway and also served as a hospitality boat for his new hotel, the Desert Inn Resort. Later she was owned by Wilbur Clark, the owner of the Thunderbird Casino. She was moved to San Diego and then to Los Angeles. During the early ‘80’s, she was featured in 53 episodes of the TV show “Riptide”. After the shows end, she fell into disrepair in San Pedro, CA, where her present owners saw her and fell in love. They undertook an extensive five-year restoration while cruising the waters of Southern California. They moved her to Port Orchard WA in 2010 and undertook a second restoration. She is a multi-awarding winning vessel, including Peoples Choice at the Bell Harbor Wooden Boat Festival and Best Power and Mayor’s Choice at the Olympia Wooden Boat Festival, as well as Best of Show at Keels and Wheels at the Des Moines (WA) Waterland Festival.

  • Romany Rye
    Year Built: 1964
    LOA: 36'8"
    Beam: 8'8"
    Owner: David and Ruth Ross
    Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
    Design: Diddikai
    Type: Ketch

    A sweet 36′ Herreshoff ketch. As far as we know, only 4 or 5 of this design were ever built. We have sailed and worked on it for 12 happy years.

  • Saravan
    Year Built: 1938
    LOA: 32'
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: Ladysmith Maritime Society LMS
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Power

    Saravan was built in 1938 as a harbour tug, did wartime service in Victoria harbour during WWII.

  • Sawaya
    Year Built: 1989
    LOA: 18'
    Beam: 6'7"
    Owner: James Thompson
    Designer: Jim & Ed Barlow
    Design: Pacific Pelican
    Type: Sloop

    Sawaya is hull #3 of the Pacific Pelican class, started in the 1980’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The father-son team of Jim & Ed Barlow designed this 15 foot lugger based on the popular 12 foot San Francisco Pelican with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer, Captain Short. Constructed of marine grade Douglas fir plywood, clear Douglas fir, and California black Walnut corner blocks under the guiding eye of the late Joe Peeso, the official builder of the Pacific Pelican prototype. Epoxy was used throughout, with the decks, rudder, centerboard, and hull wrapped with fiberglas. Sawaya was launched in 1989 with many owner/builder design enhancements, and has been participating in the Wooden Boat Festival regularly ever since.

  • Schatzi
    Year Built: 1976
    LOA: 22'7"
    Beam: 7'10"
    Owner: George Costakis
    Designer: George Calkins
    Design: 22' Bartender
    Type: Power

    A 22′ Bartender built true to George Calkins’ sea-worthy, double-end, planing design. Schatzi was built by a German merchant marine living in California. Her name means “Little Darling” which she truely is. She has wonderful, sweeping lines and proportions. Built from marine plywood and mahogany frames, and powered by a Chrysler 318 V8, she can do 27 knots. After 40 years and 5 owners, she is still going strong.

  • Scout
    Year Built: 2009
    LOA: 23'4"
    Beam: 8'
    Owner: John and Helen Carlson
    Designer: John Carlson
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Scout started as a 20 ‘ design by owner, John Carlson and she was carefully built by Sam Devlin and launched in 2009. After 7 years of cruising, John decided to add a 4 foot section to the stern. In March of 2017 the saws came out and the transom was cut off. for the next 5 months work on the addition proceeded to completion, just in time for a repaint at Sam Devlin’s shop. We scheduled to have the outboard reinstalled and made last minute adjustments to details and equipment. Re launching was done just two weeks prior to the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival. Best compliments were that the addition wasn’t noticeable. The added length improved her lines, grace and cockpit area.

  • Sea Dream
    Year Built: 1968
    LOA: 44' 9"
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: Michael Effler & Erin Leader
    Designer: Hugh Angleman
    Design: Sea Spirit
    Type: Ketch

    We discovered Sea Dream at the Chula Vista marina in Southern California in 1992, after years of walking docks – searching for a couple’s boat to explore these beautiful Northwest waters. Sea Dream was suffering from severe neglect, but she had good bones – oak framing, mahogany planking, bronze screws and copper rivets. Hugh Angleman known as the Grande Old Man of the Pacific was famous for designing the legendary “Mutiny on the Bounty” ship for the original film, Santana for Humphry Bogart and the ocean crossing Sea Witches. Sea Dream’s traditional lines and romance of a time gone by had us hooked. Her restoration began in Port Townsend continued on Bainbridge Island and after four years out of the water was re-launched in Port Orchard.

    Since Sea Dream has been a member of our family , we have re-powered the original 20 horse Albin with a 43 horse Mercedes, installed all new electrical, radar, GPS, plumbing, stainless steel tanks, prop, shaft, hand grips, stanchion bases, new bow pulpit, spider bands, bronze step plates, stem head fitting, dead eyes, windless, winches and rigging.

    We have taken great pleasure in customizing her design without compromising quality or her classic charm and traditional values. Over the years, we have redesigned and replaced the cockpit, helm seat, binnacle, house trim, king plank, teak decks, toe and rub rails. We replaced her companion way doors and added custom stain glass, reworked her galley; new refer, stove and cabinetry – added marble counters, brass sink and fixtures. We designed and commissioned custom carved pieces, reupholstered all cushions, designed all new cabinets for the head and installed new sink, mirror and marble. Most recently we have a new suit of sails hand crafted by Port Townsend Sails.

    We at Sea Sensations have a great appreciation for the local artisans and quality craftsmanship. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the many involved throughout the years.

    Please join our presentations at the Maritime Center and we welcome you aboard to celebrate Sea Dream’s 50th Birthday.

  • Seafarer
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1926
    LOA: 56'
    Beam: 12'
    Owner: Bill McCarthey
    Designer: John Winslow
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Power

    The Seafarer was built in 1926 for a Seattle businessman at Lake Washington Shipyard. This yard was known for building many commercial boats in those days, and so Seafarer was constructed heavy and strong to stand the test of time. Her hull is Alaskan cedar, with the transom, house and decks all being teak. Bronze cleats, stanchions and anchor winch compliment her strong timbers. She has sailed through Puget Sound and up to Alaska, and even spent time doing charter work on Flathead Lake in Montana.

  • Segue
    Year Built: 2011
    LOA: 22'
    Beam: 9' 6"
    Owner: David Blessing
    Designer: Dudley Dix
    Design: Didi Cruise Mini
    Type: Sloop

    Segue was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat building and the owner took delivery of a bare hull/deck/house in 2011. There followed a year of painting and fitting out. The hull is built over 9 mm ring frames and incorporates a trunk that houses a lifting keel that has 900 pounds of lead at the bottom. The combination of the deep ballast and Segue’s considerable beam gives a very stable boat suitable for single-handing. In fact, the racing version is routinely raced by one person. Segue cruises Puget Sound out of Port Ludlow. Segue is especially quick off the wind.

  • Selkie
    Year Built: 2000
    LOA: 25'6"
    Beam: 7'6"
    Owner: James & Alice Anda-Ward
    Designer: Ed Louchard
    Design: Truant
    Type: Sloop

    A wonderful day-sailor! Sociable cruising at it’s best. The truant is a wonderful boat to sail. Port Townsend designer/boatbuilder, Ed Louchard, designed her with the changing currents and winds of the Puget Sound in mind. Built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat building, this boat is great for day-sailing, camping, and adventuring with friends. She has a beautiful spoon bow, fantail stern, and a gaff sloop sail plan. She sails fast in light wind, accelerates quickly, and is very stable.

  • Seven Bells
    Year Built: 1929
    LOA: 43'
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: Andrew Himes
    Designer: Stephens Brothers
    Design: Unknown
    Type: Power

    A classic pilot-house cruiser, this 1929 Stephens Brothers boat was built in Stockton, CA, one of eight or nine boats using the same blueprints.

    Seven Bells has won the top restoration awards at classic wooden boat shows across the Pacific Northwest, from Victoria to Seattle. The boat was originally a private yacht, then served as an anti-submarine net tender in San Francisco Bay during World War 2, known by its Navy ID of YP121. The hull is of Port Orford Cedar, the house is teak, and the soles are fir. It has been reclaimed and fully restored twice, in 1947 and then in 1999, with many gallons of varnish and paint, much new wood, leather, and fittings. New Yanmar diesels were added in 2013. Seven Bells now is moored at the north end of Lake Union in Seattle.

  • Ship of Fools
    Year Built: 1950
    LOA: 14'6"
    Beam: 4'5"
    Owner: John Matthews
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: 14-Foot Standard Fisherman
    Type: Power

    “Ship of Fools” was purchased 3 years ago to serve as a lightweight, easy to maneuver vessel to get out on the water and this boat fits the bill well. This Burchcraft “14 Foot Standard Fisherman” was built in Aberdeen, Washington back in 1950. In more recent history it has been owned by members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club and has been the perfect boat for running vintage outboards on the numerous lakes and bays in the area. This craft features a hull made of 1/4″ “Harborite” fir plywood, a plywood transom, and sports beautiful mahogany trim. The vessel recently received several repairs and upgrades which were done as one of the owner’s student projects at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. The work included new plywood knees, new rear thwart, rot repair in the transom, and new transom trim.

  • Silvabans
    Year Built: 1986
    LOA: 34'
    Beam: 11'
    Owner: David Smith
    Designer: Pete Culler/Bruce Northrup
    Design: One-off
    Type: British Cutter

    Working in Britain as a shipwright, Bruce North returned to the Northwest and in collaboration with Pete Culler proceeded to build two pungy schooners and two British cutters in the 70’s and 80’s. Launched and then sailed on the Columbia river she soon was hauled and rot discovered in her planking due to leaky decks and lack of ventilation. Broken hearted the owner sold her to me in despair and vague hopes I could repair her. Like some long drawn out endeavor from hell we were incarcerated in South Park among the deserted bachelors, prostitutes, and the mentally ill to try and piece her back together. A decade later (thanks to the good people of South Park) she emerged like some dandelion out of a crack in the sidewalk to live again. Part two of her life began with our family and yearly trips to Canada and of course the Woodenboat Festival in P.T. to try and create new rewarding memories. She is such a joy to cruise on that I feel guilty we don’t take more people out with us.

  • Sir Isaac
    Year Built: 1984
    LOA: 49'
    Beam: 13'
    Owner: John and Ann Bailey
    Designer: Chuck Burns
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    We purchased Sir Isaac in 2001, seeking an offshore performance cruising boat. Although she needed considerable work, we sailed her for several years learning the boat, and then put her into our shop for restoration. Ten years later she emerged, and we are relearning her as we prepare for extensive cruising.

  • Skal til Bit
    Year Built: 2017
    LOA: 20'4"
    Beam:
    Owner: Eric Friberg
    Designer: Calkins
    Design: Bartender
    Type: Power

    Stretched 19′ launched wensday 4/24/18. All Went well. Powered by a 2 stroke 30 hp Yamaha. We forgot the GPS to check the speed but she felt quite fast with 3 adults and one child. Had a great day on the water. Left Bellingham and had a good run over to chukanut bay. Look forward to testing out a lot this summer.

    Cheers Eric Friberg

  • Skye
    Year Built: 1989
    LOA: 40'5"
    Beam: 10'8"
    Owner: James Jones
    Designer: Lyle Hess
    Design: Lyle Hess 32
    Type: Cutter

    SKYE is a Lyle Hess 32, built by William and Elaine Eppick over a period of eight years and launched at Port Townsend in 1989. SKYE has a strip-planked Port Orford cedar hull, steam-bent white oak frames, Douglas fir mast and galvanized standing rigging, parceled and served. Interior woods are walnut, mahogany and maple. SKYE spent many years sailing in the Pacific Northwest with the Eppicks, and with a later owner has sailed to Hawaii and back.

  • Sofia
    Year Built: 1961
    LOA: 41'6"
    Beam: 14'6"
    Owner: Devon & Janet Liles
    Designer: William Garden
    Design: North Sea Trawler
    Type: Other

    Sofia, a William Garden designed North Sea Trawler, was built by Gordy Hall and another shipwright over the course of 14 months and launched as GAY NINETIES in Sechelt, BC, in 1968. Before launching her, Gordy took the original plans to Mr. William Garden and asked him change the stern from the original Canoe style to a modified Fantail. He also added the Iron Wood Ice Sheathing which protects her hull in the winter from light icing conditions.

    Gordy built this boat for his family. Together, they logged thousands of hours in BC and SE Alaska before selling her in the early 70’s. Renamed the DESCANSO BAY and becoming Tour Boat based in Nanaimo, BC;. she took her guests in and around Western Vancouver Island and the surrounding bay’s .

    The Descanso Bay was purchased in 1974, by an American, Bob Seymour who brought her down to the Seattle area and renamed her Sofia He and his family cruised with her until 1980. Several owners later and losing track of her till the year 2000, she was purchased by the former owner of Wolf’s Marine, Mr. Dave Nelson and his wife. Because of the poor condition she was in, they vowed to save her, thus the first Major Refit would begin.

    With her original beauty restored she cruised the Salish Sea, San Juans and soon called Portage Bay her home until 2006 when she was purchased as a part time live aboard by Dr. Oliver finding good fortune in upgrades and loving care by her new Skipper.

    Sofia joined our family in 2008 embarking on a Second Refit and starting New Family Traditions, such as Christmas New Years Day Cruise with Family and friends. Sofia is excited to revisiting her Birthplace of Sechelt, BC and showing her new family places she has been in both Canada and Alaska.

  • Stella
    Year Built: 2015
    LOA: 17'
    Beam: 5'
    Owner: Joe Titlow
    Designer: Glen Witt
    Design: Whitehall
    Type: Row

    Stella is a 17 ft. Whitehall rowing skiff handcrafted from western red cedar and sitka spruce using Gougeon clear finish, composite technology by Joseph D. Titlow. The boat was first launched in 2015. Stella hails from Titlow Beach, Washington. The original design is by Glen Witt. The hull is very light at 150 lbs., and the boat is set up for a maximum of three rowers, but it is easily handled by one rower. Stella has a traditional vertical stem and a wine-glass transom with 0.5 in. bead and cove planking.

  • Stickleback Canoe
    Year Built: 2016
    LOA: 10' 2"
    Beam:
    Owner: Tom & Susanne Regan
    Designer: Iain Oughtred
    Design: Stickleback Canoe
    Type: Double-paddle canoe

    The Stickleback is a double-paddle canoe designed by Iain Oughtred. The design is intended for glued lapstrake plywood planking, but we were interested in a more traditional look, so we chose cedar planking on bent frames, similar to lapstrake canoes built in England and the United States during the late 19th century. The 1/8″” cedar planks are fastened to the frames with clenched copper tacks. The stems are laminated cedar and the longitudinals are Sitka spruce. We wanted the Stickleback to be as light as possible while maintaining a traditional appearance, so we avoided hardwoods in favor of cedar and spruce. Scantlings were kept to the bare minimum necessary, and the result is the canoe weighed 16-1/2 pounds before finishing.”

  • Suellen
    Year Built: Late 1930's
    LOA: 37'
    Beam: 10'9"
    Owner: John and Jane Lebens
    Designer: Ed Mink, Sr
    Design: bridgedeck cruiser
    Type: Power

    At the age of 67 years, M/V Suellen is a fine example of Ed Monk’s designs from the late 1930’s. She was built in West Seattle by Louis A. Hascall, a master carpenter who was a supervisor at Blanchard Boat company. Launched in 1951, she was christened by his granddaughter, Suellen. She’s cruised Pacific NW waters of Puget Sound and the Columbia River for all these years. Beginning in 2008, the current owners restored her to her original appearance and modernized all her systems. Fortunately, prior owners kept her under cover in boathouses for most of her life. Among her most notable owners was Rolf Kelp, prominent New York graphic artist and founder of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. The ship’s log notes William Garden, the famous Pacific NW naval architect, joined Klep for a cruise in the early 1960’s. Suellen features elegant bronze art deco stanchions, beautiful original oxide yellow roofs and decks, mostly full lengths yellow cedar planking and a solid mahogany house. The interior is well proportioned for living aboard, typical of Ed monk’s comfortable cruisers. This Monk design was one of the earliest examples of the transition from vertical lines of vessels of the early 1930’s, to cleaner, more streamlined designs of the mid-century.

  • Sunbow
    Year Built: 2002
    LOA: 36'6"
    Beam: 22'
    Owner: Paul Kelton
    Designer: John Marples
    Design: Constant Camber 35
    Type: Multihull

    The CC 35 is one of a series of cruising trimarans designed by John Marples (Searunner Designs) in partnership with Jim Brown, and is a successor to Jim’s older Searunner designs of sheet plywood. Constant Camber is a cold molding technique in which the strips are laid up on a mold of constant curvature to form panels which are then butt spliced together and covered with glass fabric and epoxy. The constant curvature enables all the spiles to be the same shape greatly speeding production. The technique creates an exceptionally strong monoque form both lighter and stronger than sheet plywood construction as well as more ascetically pleasing. The hull shape is a curved V. It is a displacement hull, non-planing, but still very fast 17 knots max so far and extremely seaworthy.

    Sunbow was built in the Mojave desert while the builder, a machinist, worked for Burt Rutan’s exotic airplane company. It was trucked to Oxnard in three pieces assembled and launched. I bought it in San Diego and sailed it upwind to the Northwest ten years ago. It was barely complete at the time, and I have fully finished and equipped it since then.

  • Susan Joanne
    Year Built: 2013
    LOA: 28'
    Beam: 8'6"
    Owner: Dan & Sue Parnel
    Designer: Sam Devlin
    Design: Onyx
    Type: Sloop

    I choose Sam Devlin’s Onyx design as a maximum trailer able sailboat. I have a triple axil trailer for the Susan Joanne with the idea that we could trailer her north to the inside passage or south to Southern California. I haul the boat for the winter, and store her inside. Also, I intended to build this boat. I did build the hull before taking her back to Sam to have the hull sheathed, keel box attached, and have her rotated onto the trailer. I did some more work putting the fillets on all sides of the bulkheads before running out of time. In 2012, I took the boat back to Sam to have her completed. I am glad I did, because if I had finished her, she would look home made. Because Sam and his crew finished her the Susan Joanne looks like a custom made boat in Bristol fashion that only Sam and his crew can do. She makes a great day sailor, weekender, and extended trip boat for two. We have enjoyed sailing her in Puget Sound and the San Juans. Also, I have single handed her on day sails. She has an RV shower in the head with hot water, and a Dickerson wood stove to take the edge off on a cold morning. We have a butane single burner, but do most of our cooking on a BBQ off the transom pulpit. This keeps the heat out of the cabin in the summer. The Susan Joanne is a great all around boat.

  • Suva
    Year Built: 1925
    LOA: 68'
    Beam: 14'
    Owner: Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation
    Designer: Ted Geary
    Design: One-off
    Type: Schooner

    The schooner Suva has been owned by the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation (CMHF) since the first part of May 2015. The CMHF is her sixth owner. She is manned totally by volunteers; captains and crew, maintenance workers, and dockside hosts.

    Suva was built in 1925 for Frank Pratt, a Massachusetts lawyer who moved to Whidbey Island in 1908. Pratt commissioned Ted Geary, a prominent naval architect in Seattle, to design a vessel for Puget Sound waters that could be used to entertain corporate and private clients and friends. Suva was built in 1925 almost entirely of old growth Burmese teak by shipbuilder Quan Lee in Hong Kong. After being built, she was then shipped to British Columbia where her spars were stepped. She was originally designed as a gaff-rigged schooner. Suva’s spars are Sitka Spruce.

    In 1960, Suva had a major refit and was re-rigged to a staysail schooner. The original Lawson-Scott gas engine was replaced by a 140-horsepower diesel Detroit 453. An on-deck aft helm was added, as were life lines. The wood burning galley and salon stoves were replaced with diesel units.

    From 1925 to 1940, Suva was anchored in Penn Cove, where Pratt sailed the schooner before gifting it to friend Dietrich Schmidt (for one dollar) and later his son Allen Schmidt, who combined owned the boat for 40 years. Suva then went to Bill Brandt of Olympia for about 25 years before returning to the North Sound to Port Townsend owner Scott Flickinger. Lloyd Baldwin, from whom CMHF purchased her, bought the boat in 2009. Suva has always been kept in Puget Sound waters.

  • Svale
    Year Built: 1954
    LOA: 18' 8"
    Beam: 5' 9"
    Owner: Jason Hines
    Designer: Erik Salander
    Design: KDY 15 Juniorbad
    Type: Sloop

    Resembling, and preceding, the larger and more well known Folkboat, the KDY15 became a popular racing class in Denmark during the last century. Svale was built in 1954 in Svendborg, Denmark and incorporates all the ‘updates”‘that became part of the class design in the 1950s including a laminated mast, rectangular boom, foam flotation, and other small details. Svale was brought to the United States in 2007 where it sailed the Salish Sea until 2015. In 2017 repairs were undertaken that included replacement of the deadwood, sternpost, floors, sections of the stem, garboards, deck beams, deck and cabin top, as well as partial refastening and refinishing. Svale was relaunched in the summer of 2018 and resides on Shaw Island.

  • SYMRA
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1941
    LOA: 39' 6"
    Beam: 10' 6"
    Owner: Mark Haley
    Designer: John Alden
    Design: #636
    Type: Sloop

    SYMRA was commissioned by William Larsen of Tacoma to be built at the Edison Vocational Technical School. She was launched April 26, 1941 and immediately began winning races. Purchased from Larsen’s estate in 1952 by Fred Haley she was raced extensively through the 1970’s and has been owned and maintained by the Haley family for 47 years. Originally maintained by Ed Hoppen (Eddon Boats of Gig Harbor) who was a student on her as she was being built, she has been maintained by Andy Stewart/Emerald Marine of Anacortes since the 1980’s. She has been maintained to the highest standards with continuous upgrading. Most recently: new Beta 35 diesel, new bronze Italian windlass and installation of Isotherm refrigeration.

  • The Gold Cup
    Year Built: Mid 70's
    LOA: 11' 6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Ty Karney
    Designer: Ed Karelsen
    Design: "A" Class Hydro
    Type: hydroplane

    This outboard hydroplane is a mid 70’s Ed Karelsen “A” class racer designed to run about 50mph with a 15hp vintage Mercury. Karelsen unlimited hydroplanes won the Gold Cup four years in a row 1967, 68 , 69 & 70 as the Miss Bardahl and Miss Budweiser. The outboard world speed record was set with a Karelsen hydro running 176.5 mph with Bob Wartinger driving 11/30/1989. This boat was given to me free by my neighbor due to damage and rot. It needed a new bottom and part of the top deck was missing. It was purple. Restored in the summer of 2013 taking about 4 months. Used as a lake racer and art object. Boat is displayed with cool photo of Billy Schumacher winning the 1967 Gold Cup.

  • The Sande
    Year Built: 1948
    LOA: 16'
    Beam: 5'
    Owner: Wayne Matthews
    Designer: Earl Sande
    Design: Skiff
    Type: Power

    This is a 1948 Sande cedar strip with oak ribbed skiff. The boat was built by Earl Sande of Sande Boat Works in Belfair Washington. located on Hoodcanal.

  • Theia
    Year Built: 1981
    LOA: 30'
    Beam: 9'
    Owner: Michael Walsh
    Designer: William Atkin
    Design: Gary Thomas modified
    Type: Sloop

    Theia introduced us to some special Port Townsend friends and craftspeople who took part in her rebirth. We are grateful to Gary and Nancy Fredrick, the Tucker family, Randy Charrier, Bill Stabile, Inger Rankins and her NWSWBB canvas class, and PT Rigging. Port Hadlock, WA.

  • Tomte
    Year Built: 1946
    LOA: 50'
    Beam: 15'
    Owner: Peter Heiberg
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: One-off
    Type: Power

    Tomte was originally built in 1946 as a logging camp tender based in Seymour Inlet, BC. Most of her working life, however, was spent as a fishing vessel. She was bought by the present owners after a shoddy conversion had already been undertaken. Tomte, at that point was in near-terminally bad condition but the original reasons for the purchase remained valid- a strong, seaworthy vessel, ideally suited to the coast. So the complete rebuild was undertaken, led by Chad Gheseger of Sidney BC. So far this has included the wheelhouse, bulwarks, bat wings, aft cabin, ad infinitum. The strategy has been to re-build during the winter and enjoy the boat in the summer. So far, as well as local waters, destinations have included SE Alaska and Haida Gwaii.

  • Trine
    Year Built: 1941
    LOA: 34'6"
    Beam: 8'9"
    Owner: George Boggs
    Designer: Arthur Holth
    Design: 40Kvm Spissgatter
    Type: Sloop

    Built in 1941 Trine belongs to a cruiser-class of Norway called the 40-Square meter Spissgatter. Twenty sailboats of the class were made between 1938 and 1947. A wealthy paper-pulp magnate commissioned a Swedish navel architect to draw up the rules. Though all boats were built within the rules each is unique He then built three of this class selling two to sailing competitors and kept Trine for himself. She carries sail number is W9 as she was the ninth built in the fleet. She came to Canada in the mid-60’s and sailed until the early 90’s when her galvanized fasteners failed ruining the frames and planks. The previous owner spent 10 years restoring her replacing the stem, keel, frames deck and cabin. In 2002 I bought her on the hard as an empty hull with planks off in Sydney, BC. I assisted a shipwright there in hanging the planks then brought her to Bellingham to complete the restoration ( wedge-seaming, fairing, building the interior cabinetry, wiring, plumbing, engine installation….) . She was relaunched in 2007. Since then she has sailed around the San Juan and Gulf Islands visiting the various boat festivals. She was awarded best wooden sailboat over 30′ at the Vancouver WBF in 2012 & 2015.

  • Tullamore
    Year Built: 1997
    LOA: 29'9"
    Beam: 7'10"
    Owner: Scott McEniry
    Designer: William Atkin
    Design: Gary Thomas
    Type: Tops'l Cutter

    Tullamore was built in 1997 at the NW School of Wooden BoatBuilding. She is an Atkins Gary Thomas, a gaff-headed auxiliary sloop designed for single-handed sailing, though there is ample room for two. Mahogany planking above the waterline, red cedar planking below the waterline on oak frames and bronze fastened. Easily driven in light airs, reasonable windward performance, and flies when off the wind. A stout, capable cruiser well suited for NW conditions.

  • Tumblehome
    Year Built: 1989
    LOA: 15'
    Beam:
    Owner: Scott Sprague
    Designer: Scott Sprague
    Design: One-off
    Type: Sloop

    Built on Bainbridge Island in the 1980’s, TUMBLEHOME has a sheathed epoxy-cedar strip planked hull. A curvaceous teak wheelhouse allows inside or outside steering. The hull form fairs to a canoe stern, with long overhangs, and a notably round tumblehome mid-section. The interior is Alaskan yellow cedar and Honduras mahogany. A lead fin keel balances the sloop rig with a spruce rotating wing spar.

  • Unda
    FOR SALE
    Year Built: 1949
    LOA: 39'
    Beam: 10'
    Owner: Dean & Dee Dee Gurke / Lozier
    Designer: Aage Utzon
    Design: One-off
    Type: Ketch

    Unda is a double-ended cruising ketch custom designed in 1938 by Aage Utzon. She was built after World War II and launched in 1949 by Egon Nielsen Boatyard in Nakskov, Denmark.

    She is oak framed, larch planked and copper-riveted. Her spars are made from spruce. Her cabin sides and cockpit combing are made from “book-matched” teak planks. Her interior and toe rails are made from African mahogany. She is a heavy sea kindly boat built for the North Sea. Typical of Danish construction she has an unusually large and deep cockpit. Not only is she a dry boat, it has been said that the Danes like deep a cockpit because “it is just not seemly to expose your kidneys to the weather.”

    Unda was purchased by the current owner in 2004 for $1.00 – saving her from the chainsaw, and she under went extensive structural restoration at the including: 14 planks replaced, stern stem replaced, interior mostly gutted, new decks, new engine, all wiring and plumbing replaced, new rigging, and new sails.

    This work was done primarily by the current owner with some help from friends and a shipwright.

    She was relaunched in March 2005 in time for to win her division in the Master Mariner’s Regatta in San Francisco Bay. But the cosmetic and interior restoration is on-going. Meanwhile, she has been to Mexico and back twice, cruised the Pacific Northwest, and now her home is in Mud Bay on Lopez Island.

  • Velella
    Year Built: 1979
    LOA: 34'
    Beam: 9'7
    Owner: Ryan & Autumn Helling
    Designer: Wylie
    Design: Wylie 31
    Type: Sloop

    VELELLA was launched in San Diego in 1979. She was built by her original owner, Michael Butler, as a strong and capable blue water cruiser. Butler had worked for C&B Marine in Santa Cruz, California building a larger Tom Wylie designed sistership named WILD SPIRIT. Her hull was built using cedar strip planking with two diagonal veneers on the exterior and additional veneers in way of the bilge. Her deck is two layers of mahogany plywood. Her interior planking is mostly bright finished with Herreschoff style white painted bulkheads and mahogany trim. Her cabin sides and ceiling are beautiful varnished fir. She is relatively light for her size, displacing about 8,000 pounds. Her underwater configuration is a fin keel with lead ballast and stern hung rudder with full skeg. She’s sloop rigged with a removable inner forestay for a staysail and a track for a storm trysail.

    After completion, he sailed her to the South Pacific. After a series of owners in the Pacific Northwest, she was purchased by Garth Wilcox and Wendy Hinman and sailed 34,000 miles over 7 years in the Pacific, chronicled in Wendy’s book Tightwads on the Loose. Ryan and Autumn Helling have owned and lived aboard her since 2012 and race and cruise in Pacific Northwest waters. She’s proven to be a fantastic all-around boat, winning many beer can races, comfortably circumnavigating Vancouver Island and providing a comfortable home.

  • Virginia Cary
    Year Built: 1973
    LOA: 36'
    Beam: 12'
    Owner: Jerry Bohannon
    Designer: Grand Banks
    Design: Grand Banks 36
    Type: Power

    This classic 1973 Grand Banks 36 trawler is an excellent sea boat, and very comfortable for cruising. Twin Ford Lehman diesel engines use approximately 3 gallons per hour at 8 to 9 knots. 1000 mile range. This boat has made several passages into Canadian waters, and has made 2 trips to Alaska. Virginia Cary has always been under cover, and has always been maintained properly. Outstanding boat. Present owner has had the boat for 13 years.

  • Vito Dumas
    Year Built: 1933
    LOA: 40'
    Beam: 10'4"
    Owner: Alex & Elena Spear
    Designer: Manuel Campos
    Design: One-off
    Type: Cutter

    I purchased Vito Dumas in January of 1976, and after a period of work combined with shakedown cruises on the California coast, began a nearly three year cruise that included Baja California, Marquesas, Societies, Hawaii, Alaska, and British Columbia.. Vito has always treated us well, and I have attempted to return the favor by doing the necessary projects to keep her seaworthy and kept up. After more than forty years Vito continues to challenge and inspire.

  • Waterstrider
    Year Built: 2006
    LOA: 15'
    Beam: 4'
    Owner: Seth Rolland
    Designer: Chesapeake Light Craft
    Design: Skerry
    Type: Row

    Stitch and glue double ender row boat with a sprit rig

  • Whisper
    Year Built: 1957
    LOA: 35'
    Beam: 9' 10"
    Owner: Jerry and Sandy Rogerson
    Designer: Sparkman & Stevens
    Design: K35
    Type: Sloop

    Whisper is a Sparkman and Stevens “Pilot” series sloop. Originally sailed in Maryland and Florida, she was trucked to the Pacific Northwest and nearly abandoned. After a major rebuild between 2012 and 2015, she is now capable of sailing the Salish Sea and Puget Sound.

  • Whitney
    Year Built: 2018
    LOA: 19'6"
    Beam:
    Owner: Ants Uiga
    Designer: CLC
    Design: Expedition Wherry
    Type: Row

    The Chesapeake Light Craft Expedition Wherry is a computer cut kit make of okoume plywood – a boring presentation. To enhance the overall appearance, the deck is overlaid with western red cedar strip (including all knots and inclusions). The rest of top sides and hull is painted grey. Bottom is graphite infused epoxy. Coaming and rub rail are stained and varnished. The rowing setup is Piantedosi sliding seat arrangement. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

  • Wilbur Larch
    Year Built: 2014
    LOA: 21'
    Beam: 5'
    Owner: Andy McConkey
    Designer: Antonio Dias
    Design: Harrier
    Type: Sail and Oar

    Wilbur larch, a Harrier design by Antonio Dias, was built by me, Andy McConkey and launched in 2014. Wilbur Larch is built of glued, lapstrake plywood along with other various woods such as: Ash, Mahogany, Douglas fir, White oak, Port Orford cedar and Locust from a big old tree on Vashon Island. Meant for beach cruising and rowing and sailing, Wilbur Larch has sailed a good bit throughout the Salish sea.

  • Wind Spirit
    Year Built: 1985
    LOA: 22'
    Beam: 7' 6"
    Owner: Dan Mimmack
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: One-off
    Type: Frigate

    This pirate ship was built in 1985. She was home ported in Olympia washington for 20 years. A retired naval architect created the ship from a cold molded hull. She was modified to carry square rigged sails. The vessel is a 1/3rd scale model of Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria. She sat for 20 years outdoors before she was completely restored by her current owner in 2010. She currently entertains children of all ages on lake Ponderay in Sandpoint Idaho.

  • Windsong
    Year Built: 1964
    LOA: 38'
    Beam: 9'6'
    Owner: Andy Stewart
    Designer: Ralph Winslow
    Design: CCA Yawl
    Type: Yawl

    Windsong was built by a school teacher in Grapeview, WA. She has mostly cruised between Olympia and Desolation Sound. Her longest voyage was to SE Alaska up the inside and 14 days from Icy Straits to Straits of Juan De Fuca, on the outside. We have owned the boat twice, first time in Oly in the 80’s, and now in Anacortes, for the last 8 years. In the course of owning the boat we have replaced the transom, build aft-housesides, made many interior improvements, designed new rudder and tiller and most recently refurbished the masts. We are especially happy with our reliable Beta Marine engine.

    Mr Winslow designed the precursor to this boat as vessel  “for three bachelors to circumnavigate”. We find her very comfortable and able in many conditions, a small “”big”” boat and a wonderful floating cabin for exploring and enjoying beautiful anchorages.

  • Wood Duck
    Year Built: 1927
    LOA: 20' 10"
    Beam:
    Owner: Dennis Welch
    Designer: Unknown
    Design: Poulsbo
    Type: Gaff

    This hull and engine were salvaged from a berry bramble and over a period of 45 years was converted to a jaunty sail boat with an attempt to keep it looking outwardly as period piece from the 1930’s but with hidden contemporary features.

  • Wynken
    Year Built: 2001
    LOA: 12'
    Beam: 4'8"
    Owner: James & Christine Jacobson
    Designer: Ken Douglas
    Design: One-off
    Type: Row

    Wynken is a sweet clinker built 12 ft. wooden row boat with a beam of 4′ 8″. She was built by Ken Douglas Boatworks in Burnaby BC, Canada in about 2001. She carries a hull number of 20-167. Ken Douglas was a shipwright and teacher. When he retired he started Ken Douglas Boatworks and built an estimated 230 small clinker built wooden boats (row, sail and power) between 1958 and 2008. A registry of Douglas boats is maintained by a Mr. Bob Gladwin of Courtney, BC, Canada.