HOWB 023 – Julia Maynard, Haven Boatworks wooden boat yard (rocks), interview

by admin on February 23, 2012



Interview – Julia Maynard, co-owner Haven Boatworks, Port Townsend, WA

Julia took a keen interest in wooden boats while attending The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and taking the integrated studies “Marine History and Crafts” program which was focused on wooden vessels.  During the program the students learned boat design, lofting, building and heard outside gurus such as designer Bob Perry.

Shortly after college, Julia landed at Mystic Seaport, CT apprenticing under the accomplished late designer/builder John Gardner for a full year.  Julia then went on to build a 34′ Yawl rigged sailboat with her hubby and sailed to the far seas.  Click on the green player button above for all the gory details.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

Julia Maynard next to "Wanigan III", a '76 Grebe motor yacht built in 1965. Deck & cabin repairs in process.


Stern of Wanigan III motor yacht - in for repairs


1913 Crowninshield designed schooner "Adventuress", in for repairs


Adventuress stern section.

Adventuress - one beautiful schooner!

Listener Feedback and Comments:

Thanks to Bob Cull for granting me permission to continue using his original music piece “Shanty Hymn/Sailor’s Jig for the intro and outro of my podcast. Here’s a link to Bob’s music.  Also here’s a pic of Bob’s gorgeous catboat “Artichoke”:

Bob Cull's catboat "Artichoke"

Also hats off to Nick Fahey who is the owner of this gorgeous purse seiner moored in Anacortes, WA.  I came across this rig while trolling the docks in Anacortes, WA looking for wooden vessels among all the white bobbing plastic stuff.

Nick Fahey's "Veteran" was on cover of WB Mag # 204. One gorgeous boat!


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