April Ann

Member Type: 

Vintage

Boat Name: 

April Ann

prev-names: 

Carousel

Year: 

1953

Length: 

42'

Builder: 

Cummings Boat Co.

Designer: 

Ed Monk, Sr.

Fleet: 

  • 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.