The vessel has been in service since 2002 and continues to be a popular favorite with visitors due to its ease of use and higher capacity.
Length Overall x Beam x Draft
15’4″ x 5’9″
Hard-Chined, flat bottomed, pram, dual pedal stations
Western red cedar lapped on fir sawn frames, glued plywood and glass bottom.
Andy Goulding and Mike Gordon came up with the concept of a pedal boat after Mike suffered a stroke 20 years ago. In the late 1990’s he started talking about a pedal powered boat.
Their search for a design led them to Phil Thiel, an architect in discipline, UW professor, artist, flaneur, and neighborhood activist. Phil developed a single seater, which was tested and loved.
Phil agreed to design a two seater and CWB agreed to sponsor the construction by Rich Kolin. They raised $5000.
Mike named the boat Aphasia which means “speechless” for the condition experienced by stroke survivors.