The Memories is a classic power cruiser designed for exploring the shallow bays and inlets of the Pacific Northwest inland waterways. Roomy and comfortable in a classic contemporary style, an extensive refit is underway and scheduled for completion in 2011. The Memories features a large main salon with excellent visibility for sight seeing, expansive fly bridge and easy boarding transom door for the not-so-nimble-footed. The warm and relaxing interior is reminiscent of the days of leisure yachting on Puget Sound.
Length: 37 ft.
Beam: 11 ft.
Draft: 3 ft.
Year Launched: 1948
Builder: Joe Trumbly & John Petrich (Tacoma)
Designer: Jim Petrich
Propulsion: 85 hp John Deere Diesel
Speed: 8 knots
Passengers: 6 + crew
History of the Memories
The Memories was constructed on the Tacoma Waterfront by boat builder Joe Trumbly and Maritime Machinist John Petrich. Her rugged hull was designed from the lines of the shallow draft Alaskan gill net fishing boats working Bristol Bay in those years. Jim Petrich, a renowned navel architect, designed the Memories to be an efficient, stable and dry vessel with her prominent flared bow and broad beam.
Jim Petrich was regarded to be one of the most active navel architects in Tacoma - providing commercial fishing vessel designs to a number of Tacoma boat builders including Martinolich Shipbuilding, Western Boat Building, and Puget Sound Boat Building. John Petrich, partner and machinist for Puget Sound Boat Building, commissioned the Memories for his own use. After only building two boats at the yard in North Tacoma, Joe Trumbly went on to head boat building instruction at Bates Technical College in Tacoma.
Originally powered by a six Cylinder Chrysler Crown gasoline engine installed with a V-Drive, the Memories spent most of her early years exploring the waters of South Puget Sound with occasional summer travels through the San Juan Islands.