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.
Designer: Heine Dole
Builder: Astoria Marine Construction Company
Construction: Fir, Yellow Cedar, Teak, Pine
Owner: Barry M. Goss
Homeport: Victoria, BC
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