A small family powerboat

by J.F. Bedard

MASH power cruiser.

Featured in Design Sketchbook from WoodenBoat Magazine: This is the 3-D concept drawing and design profile you can read in WB No. 275, July/August 2020.



MASH is a small powerboat with a big mission: She’s meant to carry a family of five—and perhaps six—on daytime adventures and occasional overnights on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.


  • LOA: 24′4″
  • LWL: 23′3″
  • Beam: 8′4½″
  • Draft: 1′
  • Displacement: 5,030 lbs

The cozy cabin can have as many as four berths: two conventional ones, and two removable pipe berths above them. The cockpit settees also convert to berths.

A well-fitted canvas enclosure turns the cockpit and helm area into an auxiliary cabin. The galley is also in this space.

J.F. Bedard is a graduate of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. He owns Bedard Yacht Design of Tarpon Springs, Florida (

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