KATIE MACK was built in 1932 by J.D. & W.L. McGregor as HOALOHA in Vancouver, B.C., with no interior as a rumrunner, converted into a yacht by Boeing Canada in 1936. Sold to the U.S. in 1943 and used to take friends and family on extended fishing and hunting trips up the Inland Passage and Alaska. Then to Newport Beach, back to B.C., then Seattle and Tacoma.
Purchased in 2013 by current owners and trucked to Maine. She underwent a major restoration from 2013 to 2017 by Six River Marine with replacement of all frames, planks, horn timber, aft section of keel, floor timbers, stem and transom. Interior largely untouched but with system upgrades.
Now the summer home of the owners cruising New England and the Canadian Maritimes, KATIE MACK is featured in the cover article of WoodenBoat magazine No. 262 (May/June 2018): “Restoring KATIE MACK: A bridge-deck cruiser for the golden years,” by Matthew P. Murphy.