King Gustaf

Member Type: 

Vintage

Boat Name: 

King Gustaf

prev-names: 

Tony Boy II, Winter Light

Year: 

1952

Length: 

36'

Builder: 

Jensen Motorboat

Designer: 

Ed Monk, Sr.

Owner: 

Michael Merta

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

King Gustaf was designed by Ed Monk, Sr., and built by Jensen Motor Boat as Tony Boy II, owned by Tony Jensen, and was launched Nov. 26, 1952.  The dinghy, currently Li'l Gus, was also built by Jensen and was named It's A Boy in honor of the recent birth of DeWitt Jensen.

The King was re-powered in 1996 by a previous owner with a Yanmar 4LH-DTE diesel engine.  She cruises at 8 knots and uses about 2 gph.

Her decks got a brand new covering of canvas in 2012, and a change in color scheme is in progress from blue to green.

She'll drink and dine 12 and sleep 6.