Admiral’s Barge

In Festival Boats 2018

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.