ABOUT

42 FEET OF HISTORY & SERENITY

It was a typical day on Junk Bay, Hong Kong when workers showed up at the American Marine LTD factory one morning.  Some were instructed to go to the warehouse and get so Yackle boards to be delivered to the woodcarvers working a new boat.  These boards were laid out, hand carved to be assembled as the keel and bow stem.  This boat, a new Grand Banks Alaskan 46, was just finishing the ribs and keel.  Soon, the planking would be fashioned.  Each plank uniquely shaped to fit side by side to fully plank the hull.  With the hull completed, the boat was flipped right side up to begin hand crafting the deckhouse and interior.  Few power tools were used by the shipwrights back then as they hand sculpted each piece of wood.  Twin Ford Lehman, 120 hp Diesel Engines, and other systems were added.  She was launched in 1970.  Has had 4 owners and now named Arianna.

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

Boat Name:  Arianna

Hailing Port: Seattle, Washington

Builder:  American Marine

Model:  Grand Banks Alaskan 46
Designer:   Art Defever
 

I.D. Number:  Hull 36        Year:  1970

Construction:

Wood - Hull/Plank(1.5in): Philippine mahogany

Wood - Frames, keel, and engine beds: Yacal

OA Length:  50ft

L. W .L:  42ft 1in
Draft:  4ft 6in

Beam:  14ft 6in
FrBd-fw:  8ft 9in

FrBd-aft:   5ft 6in
Disp:   40000lbs

Eng Mfg:   Lehman

Model:  6cl dsl

HP:  120

Water Tank:  350Gal
Fuel Tank:  750Gal

Holding Tank:   60 Gal

Cruising Range:  1200 Nm

Height (total w/ Antenna’s and Mast up):  25ft
Height (total w/o Antenna’s and Mast down):   17ft  7in
Height (total w/o Antenna’s and Mast, to radar):   15ft  11in

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THE CREW

 
 
LEROY LEWIS

Leroy has been boating since the late 60’s when he began sailing Sunfish boats on a lake during the summer.  Since then he has owned a variety of small boats.  He taught navigation classes in the early 90’s and used the family trawler for trips around Puget Sound.  In 2015, he and Betty purchased a Grand Banks Alaskan 46 – Arianna.  In 2017, Leroy obtained his 100 Ton Masters license.

 
BETTY LEWIS

Betty is an artist, photographer, teacher and gourmet cook.  She and Leroy have sailed and powered boats between Seattle and Desolation Sound for over 25 years.  Betty loves cooking with fresh seafood caught and local vegetables from the small towns visited. Betty has added a true artist touch to the interior of Arianna with her artwork, decorations, and organization.

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TOUR THE ARIANNA

 
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The Arianna  |  Bainbridge Island, WA  |  Tel: 206-851-6234

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