Edmonds Waterfront Festival

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  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, June 1, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
CYA Event

Edmonds Waterfront Festival13th Annual CLASSIC YACHT DISPLAY sponsored by Pacific Northwest Classic Yacht Association will be in the water all weekend long. Bring your sea legs and stroll the docks marveling in the beauty of yachts built as early as 1928 and up to 73’ long. The craftsmanship is unsurpassed and you have to see the beauty of these boats to believe it. Up to 20 will be on display. Meet the owners and tour these beautiful boats.

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Janice and Roger Palmer

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Boats at the Edmonds Waterfront Festival

This is a partial list of boats planning to attend this event. Please note changes may be made and this list may not represent the final list of attending boats.

Click on any Boat Name for a detailed page of information about the boat.

16 boats listed.
1948 | 34' | Richardson | |

Adagio was built in New York using Richardson’s WWII plywood technology, touted as the “Cruiser of Tomorrow”, and the hull was designed by Sparkman and Stephens in a 1943 contest. She was shipped to Puget Sound, which may account for her longevity. The Twin Crusader engines were replaced with GrayMarines in 1965. Minor upgrades have been done to the interior and systems, but her basic Sedan Cruiser design is retained. Home Port is Decatur Island where our cabin is, and her covered moorage in Portage Bay helps keep her preserved.

1942 | 42' | J. J. Astell | |

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.

1981 | 47' | Ron Bell | |

Belle is a traditionally designed 47’ bridge deck cruiser. She is similar to vessels built by Elco and Stephens in the late 1920’s.

She was designed and built by Ron Bell in Richmond, British Columbia. Powered by an Isuzu 120 diesel engine, she cruises at 9 knots using about 2.5 gallons of fuel per hour.

We have owned Belle for 14 years. We live on her several months every summer and cruise from the southern end of Puget Sound to the top of Vancouver Island.

Belle is not what she seems; although a classic design she was built in 1982. She has a fiberglass hull... and a mahogany heart.

Cinnamon Girl
1951 | 34' | Chris Craft | |

Delivered new to Palm Beach Chris Craft in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1951, Cinnamon Girl was originally named Pri Mer Go after the owner’s three daughters. She made her way to Seattle in the fifties or sixties, and was repowered by Doc Freeman's with twin OMC 305 V8 engines in 1977. Other former names include Vivace, Jolly Six and Josey II. Current owners purchased her in 1999 and repowered again in 2001, along with much refastening and main system upgrades. [BH16]

1926 | 50' | Martinac Shipyard | |

1926 Coolidge design, custom built by Martinac Shipyard Tacoma, the Corsair was reputed to be a rum runner.

1925 | 36' | Blanchard Boat Co. | |

The first boat of the series to be sold, "Cutterhead" was purchased by a gentleman named Clayton Philbrick. He owned a company call the Philbrick Cutterhead Co. (a machine tool manufacturer), hence the name. This vessel originally sold for about $6,000 (a lot of money in 1925).

El Mistico
1927 | 44' | Ballard Marine Railway | |

El Mistico was on the leading edge of technology when she was built in Ballard in 1927. According to an article in Power Boat Magazine, “The application of the low-powered oil engine to the propulsion of medium sized yachts and workboats is a comparatively new thing”. [BH16]

1947 | 33' | Chris-Craft | |

The third hull in this series, Fandango was built by Chris-Craft in 1947.  Mahogany was in short supply right after World War II, so the hull was constructed with quality fir.  The original owner was twice the commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club, and this was the lead boat in the Opening Day parades in 1947 and 1948.  Chris-Craft built over 500 boats of this design, with level deck and cabin areas, and no stateroom or V berth.  She was repowered with a 327 engine in the early 1970’s. [BH16]

1940 | 40' | Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. | |

Built to be strong, efficient and seaworthy, Freya has cruised Puget Sound and the Inside Passage since 1940. An Alaska veteran, (11 times) she has provided the families that loved her with adventures, life time experiences, scarred knuckles, and pride. Freya has been part of the current owners’ family for 25 years with many more to come. [BH16]

1946 | 36' | Edison Tech | |

Holiday has been family owned since launched in July 1946. My Grandfather Rex Bartlett commissioned Ed Monk Sr. to design her and was built on Lake Union by the Edison Technical School. Jim Chambers who ran the school along with Earl Wakefield and Vic Franck also worked on building her. I grew up on the boat and later helped "Gramps" maintain her, taking ownership in 1985. We are very proud of the fact Holiday has been maintained all these years and not restored. Of course mechanical repairs and replacements have been made due to normal wear and tear.

1940 | 42' | Chris Craft | |

Built by the legendary Chris-Craft Corporation, Maranee was launched in Algonac, Michigan in 1940.  After serving as the flagship of the Vermilion Yacht Club in Ohio in 1946, she cruised the Great Lakes extensively, visiting Georgian Bay, the Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1959, Maranee began a new life on the west coast when she was shipped to Seattle by rail.  She is still powered by her original twin Hercules six cylinder engines. [BH16]

The owners of Maranee were instrumental in developing and organizing the original Bell Harbor Rendezvous. Maranee is the only boat that has been in attendance at every single Bell Harbor Rendezvous since it's inception in 1996!

1956 | 51' | Vic Franck Boat | |


1963 | 52' | Chris Craft | |

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.

1953 | 38' | Edison Technical School | |

Thelonious was custom-built in 1953 for a Portland, Oregon dentist who wanted a 'traditional style' boat, so Ed Monk, Sr revised a 1928 plan. Built by Admiral Marine, Lake Union, Seattle. Originally powered by a Chrysler Imperial engine plus a small 'get-home' engine, both located beneath the rear cockpit. Now powered by a 150-hp Hino turbo diesel. Yellow cedar hull planking is glue-wedged, rather than caulked. Cabins, decks, transom are teak; interior details are mahogany.

Turning Point
1928 | 42' | Lake Union Drydock | |

Turning Point is a Lake Union Dream Boat built in 1928 at the Lake Union Dry Dock (LUDD) Company in Seattle, Washington. The boat was designed by Otis Cutting. The LUDD Dream Boat production was stopped as a result of the Great Depression in 1930.  Overall length is 42 feet, with 11.5 feet beam, and a draw of 3 feet. The original configuration accommodated eight passenger berths. The forward stateroom features built-in berths and drawers underneath. The salon has double berths on each side. Originally, there was a single berth above these double berths. [BH16]

1958 | 42' | Chris Craft | |

Williwaw is a 1958 Chris-Craft FDMY Constellation. She was built in Algonac, MI for Exide Battery Company in Detroit. All three subsequent owners have been in Seattle. She is built of African Mahogany over oak frames. [BH16]