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In her original design, Kensington had a wheelhouse with a raked front, a design feature that did not become popular in yacht design until the early 1930s.  All the windows in the wheelhouse were double-hung with lead window weights. This house lent an almost military appearance to the vessel, not a particularly winsome profile for a motor yacht. At the aft end was a covered open cockpit.   Above is a line drawing of Kensington from one of J. Murray Watts' catalogs of ship designs.
(Independence Seaport Museum collection, Philadelphia)