Deep Purple

In Festival Boats 2019

2018, 33′ Water woody. Designed and built by Kerry Elwood in Salem, Oregon. Her name is Deep Purple. She is a living, breathing piece of unique art work! Once our children were grown and gone we sold our house, gave away everything we owned and contracted Kerry to build us this glorious boat. We had no intention of buying a wooden boat. Who wants that upkeep in your retirement years? But then we saw Kerry’s two first boats that he had at the Wooden Boat Festival of 2014 and our minds quickly changed! Our intention is to live on it here in Port Townsend until we retire in 5 years. Then we plan on traveling the River Ways, Lakes and Canals of the USA. Most of the windows and doors come from my family vacation home on a Lake in Vermont that I grew up on. Four years ago we had to sell it and the new owners decided to tear down the 200 year old cottage. So I had several of the doors, windows, wall boards and beams shipped to Oregon where Kerry did a lovely job of incorporating as much as possible into our new boat. Deep Purple is a very ‘green’ boat with solar panels that power the LED lights, propane engines, and a composting toilet.