HOWB 043 – Interview: Lloyd Shugart, owner 52′ Ed Monk Bridgedeck Wooden Cruiser

by admin on July 12, 2012



Two weeks ago I attended the Center for Wooden Boats 36th Annual Festival and interviewed Lloyd Shugart.  Lloyd and his wife Theresa have owned “Flying Cloud” – a 52′ Ed Monk Sr. designed Bridgedeck Cruiser – since 2002.  She was built in 1937 at the Grandy Shipyard on Lake Union in Seattle for Francis Brownell Jr. (president of First Seattle Bank), WA.  When the Shugarts purchased her, she was in major disrepair and over the last 10 years they have completed most of the restoration.

Flying Cloud is powered by twin Perkins Diesels 6-354 and is planked with Port Orford Cedar over Oak frames.  She is a beautifully designed and stately boat as you can see from the pictures below.

Listen to the full interview for all the details and find how Lloyd and Theresa have remained patient and persevered when their “3/30 Plan” failed.

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


52' Ed Monk Sr. designed Bridgedeck Cruiser, built 1937 in Seattle


Lloyd & Theresa - proud owners of Flying Cloud. Nice job on the restoration!


Fully refurbished original chrome portholes - WOW!


1950's Sabercraft built on Vashon Island, WA. Saw her on Hood's Canal last weekend.


Wooden Boat Dan out in his '97 built 14' semi-dory - first run this year (on Hoods Canal)! I love getting out on the water....

Thanks Lloyd for taking time for the interview.  You and Theresa have done a beautiful job on her – keep up the good work!


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 – 2012 Toledo Antique and Classic Boat Show – Toledo, OH

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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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

July 12, 2012

I simply love coming to your website and seeing the new photos you post in your shownotes.

Are you taking all these photos? If so, what camera are you using?


July 12, 2012

Thanks Cliff! This week all the pictures were mine. The last 2 were iPhone 4, the first 3 were my regular camera – 6 year old 6mpxl digital point and shoot. Some weeks I use others photos if I don’t have my own (or a combo) – but I love to take my own! I think my photos have improved the last 6 months. Take Care, your student WBD


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