In Festival Boats 2018

Sawaya is hull #3 of the Pacific Pelican class, started in the 1980’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. The father-son team of Jim & Ed Barlow designed this 15 foot lugger based on the popular 12 foot San Francisco Pelican with the blessings of the original Pelicaneer, Captain Short. Constructed of marine grade Douglas fir plywood, clear Douglas fir, and California black Walnut corner blocks under the guiding eye of the late Joe Peeso, the official builder of the Pacific Pelican prototype. Epoxy was used throughout, with the decks, rudder, centerboard, and hull wrapped with fiberglas. Sawaya was launched in 1989 with many owner/builder design enhancements, and has been participating in the Wooden Boat Festival regularly ever since.