31' Custom Trunk Cabin Launch
Formerly known as Iris and My Three Sons, 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.
In 2013, Iris was sold and renamed My Three Sons. The new owner put in extensive upgrades including a new hard top, new paint, electric refrigeration, a new stereo and new microwave, new mahogany cockpit grates, and more! In 2022, the boat found its forever home and was named Dragonfly.
Thank you to Jim Fets for imagery.