Duffy & Dinky

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019, Festival Boats 2021

Duffy was built to a design penned by Edwin Monk Sr. in 1947 by Frank Adams under the north span of Seattle’s University Bridge. She was launched in 1950. The original owners raised their family onboard while cruising the length of the Salish Sea, making Ketchican twice. Duffy remained under their stewardship for 42 years, moored at the Seattle Yacht Club where she became something of a fixture. Her next owners treated her to a cosmetic restoration in the mid-1990s and cruised with their family for the next two decades before passing her onto us.

Our children have known her their whole lives and she was our second home in Port Townsend while I attended NWSWB. That is when she received her tender, “Dinky”, a pram designed in 1932 by Monk and built at the “boat school” in 2018/19. After 70 years, Duffy needed a structural restoration, and as she is a member of our family, we obliged. She has undergone a yearlong rebuild, refit, and restoration to ensure that she is still something to enjoy in the next generation.