Conny was originally built around 1931 for the University of Washington as a coaching launch for the rowing crew.
The boat was in service at UW until 1971 when she was severely damaged in an accident. She sat deteriorating until 1996, when reconstruction was started by David Berg. David spent the next two years and approximately 1,800 hours of labor to bring the boat to this condition. Only about 10% of this is original, but great care was taken to bring the boat back to its current beautiful look.
The Conny is back with her long-time caretaker and owner Kirk Knapp of Arlington, Washington.
The Conny had been repowered at some point with a Chrysler Crown motor, but through an incredible coincidence the original Scripps motor was found and reinstalled during the restoration.
The Conny won the best launch award and the ACBS International Boat Show in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.