Sonata

Sonata

Member Type: 

Vintage

Boat Name: 

Sonata

prev-names: 

Salt Chuck, Handy 1, Serious Delirium

Year: 

1963

Length: 

52'

Builder: 

Chris Craft

Owner: 

Roger & Janice Palmer

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Sonata is a 52’ Chris Craft built in Pompanio Beach , Florida in 1963. She was the 18th of 23 hulls built that year. Chris Craft moved their company after closing the plant in Michigan. Jerry Bryant’s Seattle Chris Craft Dealership on Boat Street in Seattle sold her new to Bill Blume, a member of one of Seattle’s iconic auto dealership families who had commissioned her from the Chris-Craft factory. Bill Blume named her Squatsie from a family story about his grandmother. There have been three other owners before us who named the boat; Salt Chuck, Handy 1, and Serious Delirium. We renamed her Sonata to keep the musical theme from our last two wooden boats. Sonata is 55 years old!