In Festival Boats 2018

FOTO, the official Photo Boat of Small Craft Advisor magazine (published in Port Townsend), was restored by owner Marty Loken. The boat was built to a Weston Farmer design in 2006 by Marty’s friend Bob Petersen of Ocean Park, WA, the retired harbormaster at Ilwaco. Raised-deck outboard cruisers like FOTO were first designed by Weston Farmer in 1928; he continued to draw variations on the theme until 1953, when this design, dubbed Sundance, was published in Motor Boating magazine. Since its restoration earlier this year, FOTO has helped capture images of the Seventy48 human-powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend, along with photos of many smaller sailboats to be featured in Small Craft Advisor, including Mathieu Bonnier’s LITEBOAT XP, which competed in this year’s Race to Alaska, and SKATE, a fast 15-footer designed and built by Brandon Davis of Turn Point Design in Port Townsend. Marty and his wife, Mo Moss, also enjoy using FOTO for crabbing and camp-cruising adventures in Puget Sound waters.