Winifred

Member Type: 

Non Member

Boat Name: 

Winifred

Year: 

1926

Length: 

47'

Builder: 

Lake Union Drydock

Designer: 

Otis Cutting

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Winifred" 1926. Was lengthened to 47'

Winifred sold for $7,125.00 new in 1926.  She was built for Adolph and Winifred Schmidt of Olympia, Washington. Mr. Schmidt surprised his wife by naming the boat after her.

In 1928 Mr. Schmidt organized a predicted log race from Olympia to Juneau, Alaska. Winifred had a famous passenger on board for the race: Charles F. Chapman, then editor of Motor Boating Magazine and author of the boater’s bible: "Chapman’s Seamanship and Small Boat Handling". Winifred came in first in the 40-ft and larger class, with a margin of error of only 28-minutes for the entire 980-mile trip.

Winifred is planked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar below the waterline and vertical grain Douglas fir above the waterline. The pilothouse is solid Burmese Teak. A comfortable yacht in both calm and heavy weather, Winifred cruises at a little over 9 knots and is powered by a four-cylinder (453) Detroit Diesel.