In Festival Boats 2019

Bolero is an original double-ended 40 foot sloop designed by the renowned N.A. Bill Garden and launched in 1965. Her distinctive appearance, clean lines, flush deck, and raking jack staff present a strong statement. She has been featured in numerous books and magazine articles.

Bolero was always one of Bill Garden’s favorites. He made many trips aboard her, with his close friend and builder/shipwright, Jim Hillman. Built as a potential live-aboard for Jim, she has a double cabin, with generous headroom throughout the main cabin. As an early design with port lights in the hull, it is possible to sit at the dinette and view the harbor from opened ports and deck hatches. She is of traditional Northwest construction. Hull material is Alaska Yellow Cedar with oak ribs. Deck is 2 layers of plywood overlaid with fiberglass. Mast is Sitka spruce. She sails well and sports new sails. A classic Puget Sound cruising boat that has sailed the waters of the Salish Sea, northern British Columbia, and has been as far north as Ketchikan, Alaska. Possibly beyond.