Creole

Member Type: 

Non Member

Boat Name: 

Creole

Year: 

1930

Length: 

78'

Builder: 

Lake Washington Ship Yard, Houghton, WA

Designer: 

Lee and Brinton

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Broker's Comments (2012):

With significant influence by the *Ted Geary design group, this fantail luxury yacht was designed for the author Stewart Edward White by the Lee and Brinton Naval Architectural firm of San Francisco and Seattle.

Built in 1930 by the Lake Washington Ship Yard in Houghton, WA and equipped for long range cruising with a party of eight aboard, the main deckhouse features separate cabin spaces for the wheelhouse, dining salon, galley, and a cozy main salon with a wood burning fireplace. Covered port and starboard promenade decks and an aft deck lounge at the fantail provide excellent walk-about space and an ideal setting for alfresco dining and evening cocktails. Below decks a full beam master stateroom aft and three guest cabins forward provide comfortable voyaging accommodation for eight. A full beam engine room is amidships with built-in cabinets, a work bench and ample elbow space for onboard projects, houses a huge and highly dependable 380 HP Caterpillar D-353 TA 6-cylinder 4-cycle diesel engine and several Gensets. The upper deck features a complete helm station with a large observation / sunning settee with a Bimini top that is forward of an extended boat deck area with davit, an electric windlass, a tender, and ample deck storage space.

A rare embodiment of yachtings original allure, this classic fantail is of the era when American craftsman fashioned select timbers into yachts of custom designs that were built to serve a family from one generation to the next. Over the decades Creole has been proven by numerous voyages from the U.S. to Hawaii, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and a number of Atlantic crossings, and two years ago received significant upgrades and interior refitting. The refit work included a major electrical overhaul and upgrade, new plumbing for the domestic water system, three new Head Hunter heads, new GE galley propane stove and microwave, new mattresses and bedding, new drapes and carpet.