Averie Rose

In Festival Boats 2017

The year 1998; we consulted with Paul Gartside and had several preliminary drawings produced. By 2000 we had the finalized plans and commenced building our dream. We lived in Revelstoke BC in the heart of the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges. Because of our heavy snowfalls and long winters, we built a shop with heated floor 32′ x 60′ with 16′ walls. December do 2000 we lofted the boat from the table of offsets and by Jan. 2001 we started laminating her back bone/stern post and frames. Averie Rose is constructed of fir from locally sourced logs custom sawn and kiln dried to 10% mc. All structural glue is Aerodux 500; a resorcinol glue rated water proof by Lloyds of London. Her hull is double carvel planked, glued and fastened with bronze ring nails. All bolts and fasteners are bronze. She was then completely clad in 12 oz. fibreglass cloth set in West Epoxy. Her interior was coated with three coats of West Epoxy and then painted to encapsulate the wood. Her ballast is seven tons externally hung. Her interior overhead is white v-joint fir staving. Bulkheads are white beaded staving with cherry sole, furniture and doors with bronze hardware throughout.

In 2014, we hauled her to Richmond, BC, had her electronics, electrical and mechanical systems completed.

August of 2014 PT Rigging built our mast, installed running rigging. Hasse & Co. built our sails. Presently we live aboard in Ladysmith, BC, and cruise local waters.