HOLIDAY has been family owned since launched in July 1946. My grandfather, Rex Bartlett, commissioned Ed Monk Sr. to design her and she 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. She still has the original varnished Grandy lapstrake dingy stored on the galley deck, which was given to my grandfather as a gift from the school for the volunteer work he did there.