SV Porpoise History
Porpoise is a Force 50—a strong, traditional seagoing ketch originally designed in the 1940s. Some people have called these boats “China Clippers”. Many versions were developed into the 1960s as successful shoal draft cruisers. The technology of the 1970s brought about a re-design incorporating the advantages of fiberglass as a hull material while still retaining the wooden deck and traditional gleaming teak interior.
The pilothouse consists of a large galley, a dining lounge for up to 8 persons and a navigation station. There is a spacious ship’s saloon for entertaining with a comfortable lounge area, library, extra seating, desk and Dickinson heater. Forward of the saloon are two staterooms and a head with shower. Aft of the pilothouse there is a double stateroom and a head with shower (the captains’ quarters).