- Pacific Northwest
April Ann (ex-Carousel) at Bell Harbor Rendezvous 2012 [Tom Brayton photo.]
April Ann is a two-station, full displacement, Ed Monk Sr. design built on the Tacoma waterfront at Cummings Boat Co. in 1953. She is 42' long with a beam of 12'-6" and a draft of just under 3-feet. The hull is 7/8" Port Orford cedar over 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" steam bent oak frames 9" o.c., with galvanized fastenings.
April Ann is powered by twin counter-rotating Chrysler 318 marine V8 engines driving 3-bladed 19 x 18" bronze props with 1.5" stainless steel shafts through 2:1 Paragon reduction gears and v-drives. Cruising speed is 8.5 knots at 1800 rpm consuming 5.5 GPH total.
Owners have had the boat since 1993, and she is home ported at Bremerton Yacht Club.