DUFFY was commissioned by Dr. William Kidd and Elaine Kidd and built on Seattle’s Lake Union by the Adams Boat Company. Built to an Edwin Monk Sr. design penned in 1947, she was launched in 1950 and has been serving her intended purpose as a Pacific Northwest cruiser for a family of four ever since. We are the third family to take her helm and raise our kids onboard, where she makes a perfect part-time home.
She is built of Alaskan yellow cedar planking below the waterline, and Port Orford cedar above, on oak frames, with Honduran mahogany house, cabin interior, and brightwork. Originally powered by a Chrysler Crown 6, DUFFY was re-powered during her first restoration in the mid-1990s. Since we took ownership in 2017, we have been treating her to a second round of structural, systems, and cosmetic restoration work in between family trips around the Puget Sound and Salish Sea.