Bernadine was built in 1931 by the Schertzer Boat Company. The boat was built for O.V. Snyder, the owner of the Pacific Match Company of Tacoma, WA (a mill that made wooden matches). This boat has recently undergone an extensive refinishing of the decks, cabin top and hull (summer of 2007), including replacing the canvas cabin top, canvas decks, partial refastening, re-caulking, bottom and topsides paint, etc. The interior of the boat has been refurbished in period style, which includes the installation of wood stoves in the galley and pilot house, installation of 1930's period kerosene lighting and generally bringing the interior back up to "1930's standards.
The hull is Western Red Cedar over White Oak frames and is iron fastened. The transom is mahogany. The cabin is Hondurian Mahogany finished in oil. The decks and cabin top are t&g red cedar covered with Arabol and glass cloth (looks like the original canvas, but will hopefully last much longer!). The engine is a 1974, Nissan-Chrysler 75hp, 6 cylinder diesel.
This boat was a member of the Classic Yacht Association for many years before dropping off of their radar and then finding its way into our hands. Bernadine is an outstanding example of an early 1930's power cruiser, built right here in the Pacific NW, during the worst year of the depression. She is in fantastic condition from stem to stern. There are very few Schertzer built boats still floating these days. The cabin lines are quite unique, featuring "drooping" corners fore and aft, with a highly arched aft cabin top. Currently Bernadine is moored out in Mystery Bay on Marrowstone Island.