HOWB 042 – Interview Darryl Carver, Owner of L. Francis Herreshoff designed ’28 Rozinante Wooden Canoe Yawl

by admin on July 5, 2012



This week I attended the Center for Wooden Boats 36th Annual Festival and interviewed Darryl Carver.  Darryl and his wife have owned “Dulcinea” (nick named “Roz”) – a ’28 L. Francis Herreshoff designed “canoe yawl” since 1999 and are her 3rd owner since she was built in 1983 by Hank Chamberlain on Lopez Island, WA.

L Francis first wrote about this style of boat in Rudder Magazine after seeing Canoe Yawl style boats around Cape Cod, and was encouraged by the magazine’s readers to design the boat.   L Francis put the design to pencil in his book – The Complete Cruiser.

Roz is a simple but elegant mahogany on oak ketch rigged beauty.  Listen to the full interview for all the details.

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

"Roz" (as she is nick named) at anchor. WOW!!


Roz has super clean and elegant lines.


Roz at dockside.


Roz under way - ketch rig moves her right along.


Original builder - Hank Chamberlain corking Roz.


Thanks Darryl for taking time for the interview.  BTW, Roz is for sale.  If you are interested you can contact Darryl at

UPCOMING FUN EVENTS (tell ’em Wooden Boat Dan sent you!)

May 12 – Seattle Maritime Festival – Seattle, WA

May 12-13 – 33rd Annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair – Olympia, WA

May 19th – Port Townsend Pocket Yacht 1st Annual Palooza – Port Townsend, WA

June 29 to July 1st – 22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show – Mystic Seaport, CT

June 30 to July 4th – 36th Annual Wooden Boat Festival – Seattle, WA

July 8 – 2nd Annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Willamette Sailing Club – Portland, OR

July 13-15 – 5th Annual Maritime Heritage Festival – St. Helens, OR

August 6-17 – Build Your Own SCAMP microcruiser (360 385-4948) – Port Townsend, WA

August 11 – La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show – La Conner, WA

August 25-26 – 20th Annual Tacoma Maritime Fest – Tacoma, WA

Aug 31 – Sept 2 – 39th Annual Harbor Days – Olympia, WA

September 1-4 – Small Craft Skills Academy – Port Townsend, WA (see website for other locations)

September 2-4 – 34th Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada

September 3-5 – 11th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous – Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA

September 7-9  – 36th Annual Wooden Boat Festival – Port Townsend, WA

Note:  If you have events you would like added to the calendar, please email me at


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