- Pacific Northwest
Belle was designed and built by Ron Bell in Richmond British Columbia in 1981. She is one of three sister ships built at the same time. She is 47’ long and 12’ wide, her hull is fiberglass but her heart is mahogany. She is powered by an Isuzu 120 diesel and cruises easily at 9 knots using less than 2 gallons of fuel an hour. She makes 13 knots under full power.
[Photos by Tom Brayton.]