Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis, 1953

Powerboat. LOA 41' Beam 12' Draft 3' 6"

Early definition of a "picnic boat", a beautiful, originally soft-top (canvas) cruiser. Her lines draw from the lobster boat heritage of Maine. Served as ‘Mother Ship’ -- crew quarters and supply depot -- for Dolphin during her 2006-2008 Mediterranean Classics racing seasons. Recent restoration and repair work includes building a hard-top (wood) cabin, a new gimbaled cockpit table, cockpit sole and new bench seats doubling as storage and refrigeration. Maintained and stored in-water at Wooden Boatworks.
Bunker & Ellis' handsome <em>Tartan</em> underway at 14 knots
She swings a good wheel
Smooth foot in the water and power enough for a tow
Winter work on <em>Tartan</em> in the railway shed
Softop removed quayside in the Med Master carpenter fabricating the new hardtop 
<em>Tartan</em>'s new hardtop will protect her from Med's high, sharp seas
<em>Tartan</em> at work: towing Kid II home after a very long day