It is with great pride that I present RAVEN for your consideration. It is with no embellishment that I say that this is an incredible boat. There is not a square inch of this cruiser that is not utilized. Further to this point, each area of RAVEN converts for the task at hand in an ergonomic and organic style that is not present in any vessel this writer has ever seen. Comforts include a propane stove with oven, standing shower, Vacu-flush head, sleeping for four in opposite ends of the vessel, living and dining areas large enough for a family reunion, and the list goes on and on. She is the Swiss Army knife of vessels. As simple and robust as a state park fire pit. Clean the days catch and prepare it for dinner at a fish cleaning station that drains overboard! Perfect for so many outings: RAVEN is perfect for cruising the Northwest Inside Passage, diving in the Bahamas, and cruising and camping everywhere in between on all of our lakes and coastal waterways.
Her unique “tailgate” transom is perfect for so many functions. Easy access to your tender for shore excursion for you and your dogs, a great place to land crab pots, or diver/swimmer boarding.
Please take some time and enjoy her photos…..there are many. There had to be to show a sampling of the functions and features that this vessel has. From the protected spot where you retrieve the anchor, to the 3 or 4 configurations that the aft decks convert to. As you cruise through the photos, you will find heavy planking throughout all the deck areas. Beneath this planking is enough storage for very extended remote cruising. These areas also represent secure storage when off the vessel in those remote areas for land excursions.
No veneers, no shag carpet. RAVEN is a hand built vessel, built by her designer. She has a heavy fiberglass hull, wrapped around a heavy wood core. Refreshingly unique, RAVEN is a roomy coastal workboat and fisherman fitted out as a family cru. Featuring 6'5" headroom throughout, a very handy short waterline, versatile workhorse performance and superior fuel economy, RAVEN is a special boat that's definitely worth a look for a variety of hard working uses. Charter work, a scientific platform, long range explorer, fisherman or seasonal family cruiser all fall within this boat's capability. The rare benefit which RAVEN has is also that she is a size that you can also enjoy an hour evening on her with no lengthy preparation or planning.
RAVEN is not a heavy displacement boat. Her 27hp Yanmar diesel pushes her along at seven knots, sipping less than a gallon per hour. She is responsive, with minimal three foot draft, and can turn a full circle in little more than her own waterline length. A skipper and crew in tune with prevailing natural conditions will be most at home aboard. What RAVEN is designed for, and does extremely well, is provide a safe and stable platform for coastal fishing, camping, cruising or voyaging at an organic pace, with a very high level of creature comfort. Minimal draft and great maneuverability will get you in and out those tight places and remote coves where other vessels simply cannot go. In the harbor as well, her short overall length equals more available berths and of course lower moorage bills.
Length at Waterline
27 ft 7 in
Number of Engines
Max Bridge Clearance
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Wallace Yacht Company
2730-D Washington Street
Beam: 12 Ballast: 1,000 Displacement: 7,000
Total Power: 20
Fuel: 60 Fresh Water: 50 Holding: no
Twin convertable single berths with lee boards forward. Stowage under. Walkthrough lower galley with oven to port steps up to nav deck and piloting seats. Steering and controls to starboard. Aft of the seats is shower and w/c to port, fish cleaning station with camp stove under to starboard. The aft working deck converts to couches and or dinette. Indoor/outdoor living at it's finest!
Cook's delight with two galleys!
Woodsman propane two burner with oven
Apelco VHF radio
Electrical and Mechanical
Rule electric pumps
Blue Seas breakers
Pro Watt Inverter
Deck and Hull
Working space everywhere! One of the most comfortable boat we've ever been on!
We took RAVEN on an extended family cruise, up the Strait of Georgia this summer to test for ourselves what we recognised as long awaited answers to our particular boating desires for a sturdy, economical, and "un-flashy" power boat that could hold the four of us and our gear, still have room to ferry guests, and be our living quarters and base of operations for extended coastal voyaging. Our trip was to our favourite cruising grounds up Campbell River way. Me, the missus and the two kids (aged 9 and 10)set out from Port Townsend loaded with our kits and traps, two kayaks, a 12' canoe, and an old windsurfer topsides, towing my 12' Shellback skiff behind for good measure. That in addition to three weeks of provisions and clothing for four was swallowed easily in the boats huge holds. The lower decks were kept completely clear...no small feat for a boat only 30 feet long! Indeed, throughout our trip we never felt cramped or overloaded. At times with as many as twelve passengers aboard.
Making 7 knots through the water, we left Admiralty Inlet with the turn of the tide. The little Yanmar 3cyl. hummed away quietly below our feet in it's thickly insulated housing.
Here's what some of the crew had to say about the trip;
"This boat rocks!"... That's Caroline, our 9 year old scientist...She liked the way the stablizing flukes dampened the righting moment, really smoothing out the ride in swell or chop. "And they're easy to raise and lower, even for a girl!" she said, when I asked her to help pull them in. Like everything else about RAVEN, simplicity and ergonomics of scale enable a light touch to be enough.
"Can other boats do this?" asked Amy, aged 37, a physical therapist on her first extended cruise, when I showed her how the aft deck converted from twin couches where the scenery floated past from an otters' vantage to a yoga deck for our afternoon stretch and swim, as we anchored four feet away from a deserted beach and threw the kayaks down for the kids to explore with.
RAVEN's ability to adapt her configuration to suit the occasion proved invaluable in terms of getting the most possible practical space in a boat of waterline length. Being explorers at heart, we appreciated being able to travel "light", and that always means that every tool needs to have more than one use. To have our whole boat embrace this concept...and to do it in such an elegantly simple and comfortable manner as RAVEN showed capable, was sheerly luxurious for us, providing plenty of space for everyone's needs.
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