Embracing the true uniqueness of the individual, each Van Dam boat is created distinctively for the owner. Iris is nothing short of this. Designed with the 1920’s and 1930’s in mind, Iris is a trunk cabin launch made for the leisure cruises around the Straits of Mackinaw. The original owner of Iris was a gentleman that loved this time in history and enlisted Van Dam Custom Boats to design a boat that he could use while he vacationed at his family cottage in Northern Michigan. With an eye for the classic style and proportions Van Dam stayed true to the 20’s style he had in mind, but still making sure she was seaworthy, stable, efficient, and of course inviting to his guests.
Iris is 31 feet long and 9 feet 6 inches wide; she is powered with a single Yanmar diesel of 270 horsepower. She is not meant to be a speedster, but for the relaxed ride along the water. Although she has the capability of reaching 32 miles per hour, she is happiest cruising between 17 and 20 miles per hour.
The light and airy cabin accommodations create a very inviting environment for family and friends or just a day out on the water with a good book. She comes designed with a galley, V-berth, head, slide out and comfortable seating.
Although she has an awigripped hull and deck, there is enough finished mahogany to let you know that she is a wooden boat. The awigripped hull and deck also provide very low maintenance, which every boat owner loves to hear.
In 2013, Iris was sold after the passing of the original owner. She was given extensive upgrades at this point. Some of these upgrades included: a new permanent hard top, new paint, electric refrigeration, a new stereo, a new microwave and new mahogany cockpit grate. She was also renamed at this time “My Three Sons”, and has spent the past several years in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Now you can find her on display at Boyne Boat Yard in Boyne City, Michigan. Currently Iris is on the market for immediate sale. If you would like more information about Iris you can visit our website: www.vandamboats.com