The Steady Little Ship
Designed by John Alden, the “Iris” is a classic cutter built at the Stone Boat Yard in San Francisco in 1934. She was commissioned by the owner of a lumber mill in Oregon, who also supplied all the Port Orford Cedar for her construction. She was built for and named after his daughter Iris.
She is a handsome and stout cruising cutter with a cozy heated interior. With her balanced rig, once the sails are trimmed, she almost sails herself.
She is 42′ over all, 34′ on deck, has a beam of 10′, and draws 5′. Weighing in at 8 tons, she is very stable and comfortable.
Truly a joy to sail and a great boat for exploring the Islands!