- Pacific Northwest
Astelle’s keel was laid in Vancouver, BC in 1938, though her launch was delayed until 1942 due to WWII. Originally named Double J, she was commissioned by J.J. Astell and designed by Stan Hope. She is constructed of Yellow cedar planking on oak frames with a mahogany house. Astelle’s original Chrysler Crown-6 was replaced with a 65 HP Perkins diesel in 2003. She cruises at 6 knots with a maximum speed of 9.4 knots. Her portholes date from 1919, being salvaged from a scrapped destroyer, HMCS Vancouver. Astelle’s sister ship, Faranda, is still sailing out of Vancouver, B.C.