Leslie Jean

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019, Festival Boats 2021

Leslie Jean is a 15′ Whitehall that is a combination of many designs. Mostly the lines were taken from an article in National Fisherman Magazine from 1954 and 1977 written by John Gardner. She was a learning project that took 10 years to complete. Each year the builder took a class, first from the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle and then at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Townsend. As he learned each new skill, he would complete that part of the project. Currently under construction: a 30′ Susan… wooden schooner designed by Murray Peterson.