View Post

Orion

In Festival Boats 2018

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 …

View Post

Forget-me-not

In Festival Boats 2018

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 …

View Post

Betty Mc

In Festival Boats 2018

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 …

View Post

Grail

In Festival Boats 2018

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. …

View Post

Marionette

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

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 …

View Post

Felicity Ann

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

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 …

View Post

Svale

In Festival Boats 2018

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 …

View Post

Duffy

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

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 …