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Freebird

In Festival Boats 2022, Festival Boats 2023

I always want to build a cedar strip boat. I even bought special routers bit, 26 years ago, to fabricate the cedar strips. Life got in the way, so no boat. Fast forward to 2021, retired, and time on my hands, time to build a boat. Since my wife is not the boating type, I won’t with a kayak. I …

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Tempus Puget

In Festival Boats 2022

“Tempus Puget” is a gaff rigged sloop with a collapsible mast. It is a “Weekender” design from the Stevenson Project’s design. She was built in 1999 by a father and son in Portland Oregon. She somehow found her way to Bend Oregon, where her owner sold her to go live full time on a ship in Florida. She is now …

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Ace

In Festival Boats 2022

This is a 16ft Oxford Wherry sliding seat row boat built from a kit under supervision of the designer. Constructed from fiber-glass covered marine plywood. Carbon fiber sliding seat. Carbon fiber professional Concept 2 oars. White hull exterior with marine paint and beautiful natural wood interior with marine varnish.

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Runaway

In Festival Boats 2022, Festival Boats 2023

From the comments of our surveyor, “this boat has good bones”!  Well, that’s what we loved about her 10 years ago when we bought her, and really, it was about all we could love about her, as she needed A LOT of deferred maintenance work at that time! MV Runaway is a 1963 Sea Skiff Runabout, designed with the purpose …

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Seagull

In Festival Boats 2022

This lovely 16 ft. rowing Whitehall style lapstrake boat was donated last winter to the Peninsula Trails Coalition to support the work of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Your donation to purchase it is tax-deductible. It is rigged for 3 rowers. It can be rowed solo, rigged for sailing, or with a small motor. Historically, this design is a workhorse, stable, …

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Balls

In Festival Boats 2022

Balls is the personal boat belonging to Simon Fletcher of Fletcher Boats Inc. Primarily known for crafting many fine mahogany runabouts, building this Solo was a return to Simon’s English youth. This beautiful dinghy’s hull is laminated Sapele and the mast and boom are laminated fir.

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Gypsy

In Festival Boats 2022

Totally original 1955 Penn Yan Cartopper that was passed down from grandfather to son to grandson—which is who I bought the boat from in Bend, Oregon. A true barn find in near-perfect condition!

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Raven

In Festival Boats 2022, Festival Boats 2023

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 when we 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 …

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Rabannah

In Festival Boats 2022

She was built in Salt Lake City by a plywood-epoxy master designer of climbing gyms, who dreamed of the sea. Her lines and sail plan are reminiscent of a Lyle Hess cutter, and she was planned and built for long-haul offshore cruising, with simple systems and ample cabin space and storage that make for a great liveaboard. She’s rigged as …

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Grace O’ Malley

In Festival Boats 2022

John Vardiman, a country doctor, over ten years, built, with friends in Beaumont Texas the Malabar II, John Alden designed Schooner Bradna Rose. Michael Durland and Dick Schuettge. with Shipwrights from PortTownsend, rebuilt the Gaff rigged Schooner as a Staysail Schooner, named Grace O’ Malley.