Welcome to the Katie Ford

Katie Ford came into our lives in 2008 when we brought her from Oak Bay to Canoe Cove where she currently lies. We did however spend some years admiring her in Van Isle Marina prior to this. Katie Ford has come to us extremely well found due to the stewardship of Ian Stewart. We would like to thank Ian very much for his diligence over the 35 years he looked after Katie and we will continue to do the same. We have very big shoes to fill! We look forward to many years of cruising in the Pacific Northwest. And as Ian said, Katie is fast and comfortable, and in bad weather, toasty warm.

Heine  Dole  named Katie Ford   after his  great  grandmother  Katherine   Ford. A photo of her is mounted  in the  main  cabin. Heine had extensive experience in all manner of boats and his skills in  design  and  organization  were used extensively at AMCCO (Astoria Marine Construction Company) in Astoria, Oregon where he  worked for the legendary Joe Dyer. To read more about Heine Dole click here.

Katie Ford

Launched: 1946

Designer: Heine Dole
Builder: Astoria Marine Construction Company
LOA: 45’
Beam: 11’-6”
Draft: 6’-7”
Rig: Cutter
Construction: Fir, Yellow Cedar, Teak, Pine

Owner: Barry M. Goss
Homeport: Victoria, BC

To read an article about Katie Ford’s designer, Heine Dole, please see the sidebar.
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