Wooden Boat to be auctioned at Centrum Gala!

The most versatile of the famed Martin Marine Company’s fleet from Maine (now known as Alden Rowing), the “Appledor Pod” simultaneously introduces the sliding seat to more conventional rowing AND to sailing!  Hand built by Arthur Martin, this sixteen foot beauty is designed to be drier in rough waters and easier to take into strong headwinds.  The seat can move or be set in a fixed position and the vessel comes with a like-new blue canvas cover, matching oars and a custom-built rig for a fishing pole as well.  What more could one want?  An optional sailing rig can be purchased (not included) from Alden in Kittery Point, Maine, converting the wood and epoxy boat from a rowing scull to a sailboat in less than two minutes.

For over four decades we have been designing and manufacturing rowing shells that are now being used in every corner of the world.  Alden shells are known for their and stable rowing characteristics, high manufacturing quality, and affordable prices.

This gorgeous wooden boat will be auctioned to the highest bidder at Centrum’s Gala, “..by the Salish Sea,” on October 18th at Fort Worden Commons thanks to caring previous owners in Bainbridge Island.  It is in excellent condition.  To request an invitation, or to inquire about submitting an advance bid, please contact Karen Gose Clemens at (360) 385-3102 x112 or via e-mail at kclemens@centrum.org.  Winner need not be present to win, but proxy bids must be identified prior to October 18.  Retail value (new), approximately $7,000.

This is a perfect outlet for your morning exercise/therapy on the Salish Sea!  Happy bidding!

[Photo shown is the same make and model.  Centrum’s Appledor Pod has silver oar mounts.  Additional photos will be posted shortly!]

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