Marionette

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

Marionette is a Kettenburg 50 built in the early 60s by Kettenburg Boat Works in San Diego California. She is hull #9 of 25 built in the early 60s. Kettenburg Boat Works was one of the last builders of wooden boats in the country. She was designed and constructed to compete with the emerging fiberglass boat builders, and unlike other wooden boats of the period, is lightly built and spacious below decks, but engineered to take on heavy weather. Proof of her strength is that she’s a veteran of two Transpac Races, several trips to Mexico and a sail of 1,200 miles to windward, bringing her up to Port Ludlow Washington from Los Angeles. And after 55 years, she still doesn’t leak!