Boat Builder Shows Off 20-Foot Masterpiece in Sequim High School Colors

Posted: September 10, 2013

By: Joe Smillie [Peninsula Daily News]

PORT TOWNSEND –– After losing his job, Josh Turner of Sequim took to the Internet site Craigslist to try and use his newfound free time to fulfill his lifelong dream: building a boat.

Turner got a quick response from a stranger in Canada, and a year later his yellow-and-purple Sequim High-themed sailing catamaran was docked beside vintage boats at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend last weekend.

“It’s kind of unreal to actually be here on the boat now,” Turner said.

The 20-foot catamaran, powered by two 20-horsepower engines, was tied up in Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend.

Two weeks ago, Turner’s creation won the prize for Most Interesting Boat in the Vancouver Wooden Boat Show.

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