The David B Today
The Motor Vessel David B was built in 1929 and has recently been fully restored for new service as a passenger vessel. The she has two decks: the main deck and a below-deck level. As you wander the main deck, you’ll find the pilothouse and galley. The pilothouse includes the bridgedeck with the helm, some passenger seating (and some great views as we travel up the Inside Passage or among the San Juan Islands). Step down from the bridge into the cozy galley, with our charming Heartland Sweetheart wood-burning stove. Relax in our comfortable dining area with its wrap-around windows, seating for eight, and a spectacular view of the scenery, birds, whales, and other wildlife we might pass along the way. The below-deck level is comprised of the accommodations, engine room, and storage areas. As you climb down the ladder, you’ll discover staterooms for eight (even though we only carry eight passengers on any given trip). Each stateroom includes its own private head (toilet) and sink. There are three double staterooms with queen-size beds, and one double stateroom with bunk-style beds. Also, below deck there is a public head with a luxurious cast-iron bathtub (with a shower), a sink and a toilet. The engine room, storage spaces and crew cabins are also located below deck. A big part of the experience of cruising on the David B is that she is still powered by her original Washington Iron Works three-cylinder diesel engine.
The David B’s History
Particulars of the David B
Built For: Libby, McNeill & Libby
Built By: Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, Washington. (Now Kirkland, Washington)
Length: 65 Feet
Beam: 16 Feet
Draws: 7 Feet
Planking: Douglas Fir
Engine: Washington Iron Works 3-Cylinder Diesel
Heads: One shared with bathtub/shower, sink and toilet – Four private heads in staterooms, each with sink and toilet.