|Our 2023 Olympia Boat Fair's Featured Boat|
1930 M/V COMRADE 38’custom cabin cruiser, 10.5’ beam
Designed by H.C. Hanson, Seattle
Custom built for Herbert William Davis, Jr, Seattle
Built by Franck & McCrary, Seattle
Current owners- Kathy Weber & Bill Shain
Renewed by Haven Boatworks, Port Townsend
The renewal of Comrade retains the spirit of the past and prepares her for her next century of cruising.
When Kathy and Bill bought Comrade from the Birdseye family in 2017, they were buying her back into the family.
“Grandpa and Grandma would not have met, and we wouldn’t be here, if Grandpa he hadn’t snuck Comrade out one day with friends, and met girls- including my future grandma- at the beach in Manchester, WA, just across from West Seattle. We are glad he did!” -Kathy
We are grateful to both generations of the Birdseye family and the Carl Bolin family for decades of caretaking Comrade.