BLUE

Built in 1937 on Lake Union by the Seattle Shipwrights coop for the family that owned Alaska Copper and Brass and originally named Hella Bella. Her name was later changed to Taruga and she was modified from a gaff cutter to marconi. The boom and bowsprit were shortened. From 1992-1998 she received and extensive rebuild: new keel bolts, frames, floor timbers, mast step, engine mount, gaff, bowsprit, sails, standing and running rigging, engine, & interior. And she was renamed Blue.

Design Specs

LOA:
32′ 
0″
Beam:
11′ 
0″
LWL:
27′ 
6″
Draft:
6′ 
Design or Class: 
Atkin Dragon
Former Name: 
Taruga
Hella Bella
Home Port: 
Hadlock
Designer: 
Atkin
Boat Type: 
auxiliary sail
Rig: 
gaff topsail
Gross Displacement: 
14 tons
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Perkins M35
Total Engine Horsepower: 
35
Fuel Type: 
diesel
Builder Name: 
Seattle Shipwrights Coop
Location Built: 
Lake Union, Seattle
Year Built: 
1937
Hull or Design No.: 
Dragon
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
237000
Owner Name: 
Bill Curry
Owner Country: 
USA
Posted on:
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 1:03pm
Last modified on:
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 2:22pm