The Heritage vessel Alaska Pirate’s Pride (APP), built by Stone Boat Works of San Francisco in 1927 is streamlined by her Steam Boat hull configuration and core construction from Alaska Sitka Fir. The Alaska Pirate’s Pride remains an authentic vessel, stable platform, smooth on the water and beautiful on the eye.
The Alaska Pirate’s Pride (APP) motor yacht is an 86 foot converted Tugboat based in Juneau Alaska. This unique vessel can accommodate 8 guests in 4 state rooms including 2 double, 1 single and 1 ‘family style room” custom built in oak with 8 bunk beds.
The Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest is the mecca for old tugboats in North America and many boats which were retired and put out to pasture years ago are still floating and providing useful service to a variety of owners.
The APP is a perfect example of the engineering and craftsmanship that was prevalent to tugboats built in this era. Ship builders sought out only the BEST products and It didn’t take long for the early builders to realize that the forests of the Pacific Northwest provided some of the world's best in functional, reliable and durable wood product.
As with the engineering of the Alaska Pirate’s Pride, the strength and beauty of Sitka spruce, Douglas Fir and Port Oxford Cedar were utilized in its structural integrity, adding to its longevity and it’s timeless features.
Alaska Pirates Pride History
The APP was built in 1927 and used as a towing vessel during World War II. She operated full time and year round in all types of weather and at least through one hurricane.
Since her retirement, APP has been performing in top shape in her new role of cruising the Inside Passage of Alaskan Coastal waters and offering a comfortable home to Captain Bud, his wife Bert and many visitors. With a modern fuel efficient engine and an old fashioned wheelhouse, the APP brings back a nostalgic glimpse of an era on the Northwest coast and the people who worked on these many boats that plied the Inside Passage.
Rebuilding and refurbishing the Pirates Pride proved to be the right move for Captain Burt W. Cook, bring her history to life and making her not only a heritage vessel but also a very popular and an attractive sight. No modern vessel can compete with the charm and ambience of Old Tugboats with their classic lines and quiet comfort for passengers.
Selected Photos created by Kurt Smith, Images of Thought.
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