Kiyi

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Kiyi

Year: 

1926

Length: 

50'

Builder: 

Schertzer

Designer: 

Leigh Coolidge

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Kiyi is a classic Pacific Northwest design by Leigh Coolidge, built by the Schertzer Brothers on Lake Union. Her hull is Port Orford cedar over bent oak frames, and her house is all teak. Her original owner supplied supplied all the wood, and spent $5,280 for her construction at the Schertzer yard at the foot of Stone Way.

Fantail designs were not common on vessels less than about 65-feet, since they tend to reduce space available for accommodations.  But with her mere 10-foot beam, the effect on the 50-foot long Kiyi is stunning.


Kiyi at Seattle Yacht Club, c. 1926.                           Photo property of Museum of History & Industry, Seattle