My 3 Sons
31' Custom Trunk Cabin Launch
Formerly known as Iris; this rugged and seaworthy trunk cabin launch was designed by Van Dam for day trips around the open waters of the Straits of Mackinac on Lake Michigan. Occasionally, a coastal cruise in the northern Great Lakes was also part of the plan. Light and airy cabin accommodations offer a galley, V-berth, head, slide out table, and comfortable seating for enjoying a good book and a warm drink on a foggy day. A permanent mahogany framed canvas sun top could be extended aft to enclose the entire cockpit for camping or brisk weather.
An Awlgripped hull and deck provide low maintenance; however, there is just enough bright finished mahogany to let the passersby know that this is a wood boat.
Under new owenrship, Iris had extensive upgrades in 2013 including a new, permanent hard top, new paint, electric refrigeration, a new stereo and new microwave, new mahogany cockpit grates, and more! Iris was renamed “My 3 Sons” and is of course still in like-new condition. Thank you to Jim Fets for imagery.