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Monty & Shirlee Holmes, Seattle

Year: 1939
Designer: Ed Monk, Sr.
Builder: Lake Washington Boat Works, Seattle
Length: 50 feet
Beam: 13 feet 9 inches
Draft: 5 feet
Original Power: Twin Chrysler Crowns (gas)
Current Power: Same
Construction: Alaskan yellow cedar planking and decks over white oak frames. Mahogany cabin.
Home Port: Seattle, Washington


"The Boating Industry in the Pacific Northwest owes an enormous debt to the influence of Ed Monk, Sr. Examples of his designs are afloat today in nearly every Northwest harbor, moorage, and anchorage, whether they are commercial fishing boats, one-of-a-kind classic motor yachts, production pleasure craft, or graceful sailboats. Monk is one of the undisputed fathers of the classic bridge-deck cruiser, and certainly one of the most important contributors to the liveaboard concept in small yachts. Wahoma is one of the finest surviving examples of the Monk legacy."