Blanchard Boat Co. (USA)
1923 - 1969
Founded by Norman J. Blanchard Sr.on the northeast side of Lake Union. It went on to become one of the best-known and respected boat shops in the northwest. In 1932, Blanchard and Ben Seaborn designed the BLANCHARD SENIOR KNOCKABOUT, a small cabin sloop, in response to comments made by local boaters about how the International Star design had no cabin. The BLANCHARD SENIOR was a cabin daysailer with the rig of a Star.
The BLANCHARD JUNIOR followed, a 20’ open sloop. The hull was scaled down version of the Senior.
Sailboats Built By Blanchard Boat Co. (USA)
(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)
|BLANCHARD KNOCKABOUT JR.||20.00 ft / 6.10 m||1934|
|BLANCHARD KNOCKABOUT SR.||26.00 ft / 7.92 m||1935|
|GEARY 18||18.16 ft / 5.54 m||1928|
|STAR (INTERNATIONAL)||22.70 ft / 6.92 m||1911|
|SWIFTSURE 40 (SEABORN)||40.00 ft / 12.19 m||1947|