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Lew & Lindy Barrett, Seattle

Year: 1938
Designer: Ed Monk, Sr.
Builder:  Ed White, Lakewood Boat Co., Seattle
Length: 50 feet
Beam: 12 feet 7 inches
Draft: 4 feet
Original Power: Twin Chrysler Crowns
Current Power: Twin Norburg Tarpons (gas)
Construction: Fir hull carvel-planked over steam-bent oak frames. Teak house. Teak interior. Teak and fir decks.
Home Port: Seattle, Washington


"Ed Monk, Sr., one of the premier naval architects of the Pacific Northwest from the late 1920s through the 1960s, designed everything from dinghies to sailboats to power boats. (During World War II, he even found himself designing military patrol boats, fishing boats, tugs and towboats.) Yet the Monk legend is connected more with classic power cruisers that with any other style of boat. Rita is another superb example of the living legacy of Ed Monk, Sr. Her design clearly reveals why his boats were - and continue to be - so popular."