Riva, Gar Wood, Chris Craft, Hacker Craft and Ditchburns have all created timeless wooden boats. Wooden boats are a classic piece of Lake Tahoe’s history. From the boat races of yesteryear between Henry J. Kaiser and Stanley Dollar Jr., to the exceptional craftsmanship of the historic Thunderbird yacht built in 1939, Lake Tahoe is synonymous with wooden boats. Each boat is iconic in its own right and Legend is no exception.

Legend at DL BLiss State Park

Legend, is a 1948, completely custom-built, vintage wooden boat, designed and built by Mike Shain of Shain Manufacturing based in Seattle, Washington. Her gorgeous construction consists mainly of mahogany, with some teak accents. Trimmerships were known for their eye-catching reverse “ducktail” transom, their art deco styling and teardrop inspired portholes. It has a striking windlass anchor that rests on the starboard side of the bow.

Legend Motor Yacht - Exterior Starboard Side

Legend has a nice sized galley with a sink and counter space for food preparation, a mini-fridge and an ice chest to keep your drinks cold and plenty of indoor seating to take a break from the sun. There is ample outdoor space for relaxing with friends or sunbathing on the roof or bow. There is a bimini over the outdoor seating. We can include the giant pink flamingo that can accommodate your entire party for lounging in the water. There is 1 restroom onboard and a built-in heater for cooler days and plenty of blankets to enjoy the breathtaking Lake Tahoe sunsets from outdoors. Complimentary paddle boards and use of the “Giant Pink Flamingo” on swimming charters.

The current owner of Legend, had her shipped from Port Orchard, Washington to her new home in South Lake Tahoe, California in 2019. Legend was kept in a boathouse for her entire life and meticulously maintained over the years. We are proud to bring yet another stunning piece of wooden boat history to Lake Tahoe. Book your private charter on Legend today!

Boat Facts:

  • 1948 Shain Airflow Trimmership
  • 48 feet long
  • Twin Chrysler Crown Straight 6
  • Cruise speed 10 knots, top speed 13 knots
  • Icom VHF, Furuno plotter and radar
  • Four 50 gallon fuel tanks
  • Full engine room fire system
  • Electric Windlass
  • Bow thruster and stearn thruster systems
  • Inverter
  • Mahogany planking over oak frames, some teak accents
  • Flybridge has a duplicate set of navigation equipment
  • 1 full head with shower
  • 13 person capacity
  • Refrigerator in Galley
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • 2 paddle boards for use on swimming charters

Looking for a a vessel that can accommodate more than 13? Check out Golden Rose at www.TahoeTastings.com