BERTHA K.

I acquired the boat from the man who’s father had her built, hence, I am only the second owner. She has spent her entire life next door to where she was built until I took her to Connecticut. She is now at Dutch Wharf Boatyard in Branford, CT., getting a complete restoration. She was well maintained until recently with no leaks. Her steam bent frames, however, were in rough shape, especially aft... all being replaced with local white oak. Because of the cost, I have had to spread the work out over several years. Hopefully she will be done by the end of 2015.

Design Specs

LOA:
34′ 
5″
Beam:
10′ 
8″
LWL:
31′ 
9″
Draft:
2′ 
0″
Design or Class: 
NA
Home Port: 
Norwalk, CT
Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Boat Type: 
Power Cruiser
Rig: 
NA
Gross Displacement: 
appox. 10,000 lbs, 5 tons
Sail Number: 
NA
Sail Area: 
NA
Number of Engines: 
2
Engine Model: 
Palmer IH 264
Total Engine Horsepower: 
270
Fuel Type: 
gasoline
Builder Name: 
John Becker
Location Built: 
Amityville, NY United States
Year Built: 
1957
Hull or Design No.: 
Design No. 771
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
DN 943927 NY
Owner Name: 
Klaus W. Schmitt
Owner Country: 
United States
Posted on:
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:50pm
Last modified on:
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 9:14am