The Corsair is a traditional power cruiser designed to ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest in style. Her fine lines, varnished woodwork and solid brass appointments will make you feel as if you stepped back in time. Classically restored with antique fixtures and period lighting, the Corsair features a very comfortable salon with ample visibility to see the sights. A raised wheelhouse and covered aft deck provides additional space for guests to congregate and enjoy the view. With an extensive renovation completed in 2010 the cozy and romantic interior brings a sense of warmth and comfort in all weather conditions.
Length: 33 ft.
Beam: 9.5 ft.
Draft: 3 ft.
Year Launched: 1939
Builder: Blanchard Boat Company (Seattle)
Designer: Ed Monk Sr.
Propulsion: 85 hp John Deere Diesel
Speed: 10 knots
Passengers: 6 + crew
History of the Corsair
The Corsair was built in 1939 at Blanchard Boat Company in Seattle, Washington. Originally designed by Ed Monk Sr. as a sports fishing utility boat, she sailed under the name "Ocean Pirate" in the 1950's, and in the 1960's was renamed "Salt Shaker". Upon her recent refit, she was once again renamed "Corsair" after the original legendary pirates of the West African Coast.
Blanchard Boat Company was famous for their recreational boats (both power and sail) which were constructed from the 1920's through the 1950's on Lake Union. Builder Norm Blanchard was an icon in the boat building world and later authored the book "Knee Deep in Shavings" which memorialized the history of yachting in the Pacific Northwest.
The Corsair is a fine example of the frequent collaboration between Norm Blanchard and Ed Monk.