Designed by the famous Nathaniel Herreshoff, the Herreshoff H-12 1/2 has been referred to as the best small boat design ever. Perfect proportions coupled with expert construction equal a timeless design and a boat that lasts for generations. Her hull shape and external lead keel provide stability through the water and her cockpit provides plenty of comfort for 6 adults. Yet she can be easily single handed with her self tending jib.
This is a classic built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in Rhode Island. Owned and lovingly cared-for by the same family for 50 years. White cedar on oak hull, oak frames and floors.
Located in Northport ME. Recent survey available.
Built in 1947 for Kenneth Whittier, an editor for Rudder Magazine, and designed to follow Slocum’s Spray around the world, Starbound has safely delivered her several distinguished owners through thousands of blue water miles, including two trips around the globe.
From 1995 until 1999 Starbound underwent a massive overhaul, during which time she was replanked with reclaimed old-growth longleaf yellow pine, laid over sawn oak frames. Her entire transom and aft deck were replaced, as were the teak decking and cabin top. She is in fantastic shape, in the water in Bucks Harbor, ME.
Starbound appears in two books: Starbound and Deep water cruising, by Former owners Gordon and Nina Stuermer.
We have a recent survey of the boat available for reading.
Let’s start aft with the Quarterdeck: Here you will find the perfect blend of tradition and comfort. A cushioned bench follows the contours of the taffrail to provide comfortable seating, as well as stowage. The helm has a traditional wood and bronze helm attached to a beautiful teak post with a Ritchie compass encased in a beautiful bronze glass and teak binnacle. The entire cockpit is covered by a stainless framed Bimini cover.
With over seventeen feet of beam, there is plenty of room to work, play, and relax on the house, decks, and foredeck.
Her galley is huge and perfectly set up to cook and entertain, even in a heavy sea. Amenities include a gimbaled force 10 four burner stove with oven, top loading Sea Frost fridge and freezer, with side access, a huge sink, and tons of well thought out stowage.
Directly to port is the nav station, with a pilot cabin and berth aft of the nav station.
The focus of the main salon is the settee with a fold out table. There is room for six to eight people at the table. The skylight above creates rich ambient light. The beautiful hand carved panel above the settee was carved by a young master in Bali during one the yacht’s circumnavigations. It depicts a scene from the Balinese interpretation of the epic Ramayana, showing Rama rescuing his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.
Access to the huge quarter lazarette is just inboard and aft of the settee. In the lazarette is easy access to the rudder post and tackle as well as a sail locker, safety gear, etc.
Heading forward to port you will find the large head that includes a separate standup shower. Forward of the head is the master’s cabin with a double bunk and lots stowage, and plenty of room to stretch.
Across from the master cabin is the engine room/workshop. Access to all systems is easy from this uniquely spacious engine room.
Forward of the engine room on the starboard side is the guest cabin with two single bunks and a good amount of stowage.
Head further forward to find a well stocked bookshelf on your way to the huge forecastle. There are four bunks in the Forecastle as well as stowage bins.
Sails & Rigging:
Starbound has a Gaff rigged main, a Marconi Mizzen, A roller furling Genny, and a hank on inner jib, loaded on a self tacking jib boom. She also has a free footed square that hangs from a 40 foot long yard. All sails are tanbark and in good shape. All of her standing and running rigging is in great shape, with many recent improvements as recent as 2009.
Yanmar 4LH-DTE #23610. New in 1997
Transmission new in 2009
12V DC and 110 AC
Batteries: Six 8D storage and three #31 for engine and generator
Circuit protection: 30 switch DC panel and 8-switch AC
Also panel with inverter controls, windlass switch, Fyrewatch switch and monitor.
running lights, spreader lights, port and starboard main electric bilge pump switches
Battery charging system: Engine alternator, Kohler generator with new in 2009 dual Racor fuel filter system
ProSine 2.0 inverter/charger (#B124560110)
Compass: Ritchie in large traditional bronze, teak and glass binnacle in cockpit
VHF: Icom M504with repeater mic at helm.
SSB: IC M802 with SP24 speaker – new in 2009
Fathometer/Knotmeter: Raymarine ST60+ wind, depth and speed displays
Autopilot: Raymarine Autohelm SmartPilot in cockpit – new in 2009
Stereo with interior and exterior speakers
Some extra equipment:
Winslow canister 4-man 604L0 – inspection good to November 2011
Two large Fisherman anchors mounted outboard on cat-heads extending through
Two spare 40-50 lb Danforth anchors
Chain and line
Hydraulic bronze Ideal windlass with chain gypsy and rope drum as well as rope drum on
Fyrwatch halon system in engine room
She is currently in sail away condition.
Own a piece of history! SEAL is the first Block Island 40 ever built and she has enjoyed a complete refit at the Pendleton Yard on Isleboro, Maine in 2004. Every system has been removed as well as most of the interior joiner work all being replaced new, along with the engine, many of the winches, tanks, wiring, etc. Literally, she is a new boat in her original 1957 hull as all that was left in the refit was the solid glass hull and deck and some interior joiner work. Available only on an attractive 3 year charter with purchase option.
Located in Yarmouth ME.
Spirol was designed by the late and legendary Ted Hood. In 1960 Hood designed a forty footer named Robin, the Tor 40 (drawing shown above) which was similar to a previous vessel which had been very successful on the racing circuit. Spirol is a 36 foot version of this famous design rigged as a yawl and with centerboard. Though used primarily as a cruising sailboat Spirol has been very successful on the racing circuit. Her sister ship, Rambler, has made four transatlantic crossings – attesting to the seaworthiness of the design and construction of these vessels. Spirol has been well-cared for by her previous owner, and professionally stored every winter. She had a refit in 2005 at which time she received:
New sails, new electrical system, roller furler, furuno radar/gps. Her 40 hsp westebeke is currently being rebuilt (2014).
Although this is a pleasure boat, it has been built strictly along the lines of a lobster boat
of the 1950’s and is aesthetically pleasing and a reasonably well-fitted-out cruiser.
Cedar on oak – routine maintenance required if being commissioned for launch
Oak – 2” x 7/8” on 11” centers– sound where observable
Oak 1 ¼” x 3” – bolted to carlines with bronze rods and bronze bolts – sound where
Oak – 3” x 1 ½” – sound where observable
Appear to be copper boat nails
Bronze bolts at sheer clamp
Canvas-covered plank in transom deck, side decks and foredeck and painted plywood in
main deck with hatches cut in having SS strapping all around edges – soundings
performed with good results – some lifting of canvas on transom deck – not critical at this
Oak – 1 ½” x 1”-2”
Wood quarter guards with bronze cap – in good condition and secure
Wood with bronze cap – good condition and secure
RAILINGS & PULPITS
Aluminum bow rail - secure
BULKHEADS & CEILINGS
Tongue-in-groove or shiplapped ceiling in good condition where observable
Plywood bulkheads – one forward of cabin trunk, one amidship of trunk and one aft of
cabin trunk – good condition with no signs of distortion or fracturing
Door in forward bulkhead accesses new SS water tank with hook-up – not yet plumbed to
Two settees with deep shelves over and storage under
Head compartment to starboard with Wilcox Crittenden head with Lectra San disposal
system and folding door on bronze piano hinge
Galley to port with Formica counter with SS sink with cold pressure water (not plumbed
to new tank yet)
Lockers under with brass handles, old-fashioned stove with two burners (propane?),
drawers under with brass handles
Storage locker in counter outboard of stove and lockers outboard over and cup holder
Companionway door of varnished ply with bronze hardware
Electric cooler on mounting pad amidship aft against head compartment wall
There’s plenty of yacht packed into the Cape Dory 25; inside and out you can see the quality and attention to detail that makes Cape Dory boats stand apart from the others. She is a sloop rigged, four berth cruiser with enclosed head, hanging storage, galley with sink, ice box, and stove area.
She offers a degree of stability hardly ever found in twenty-five footers. The Cape Dory 25 is particularly well suited to areas where wind and weather conditions are apt to change quickly. She was designed to give excellent performance over a wide range of conditions. There is no substitute for the easy motion and ease of steering she and other Cape Dorys offer.
Her specially designed outboard well is located under the after-deck with fuel tanks hidden and protected under a locking lazzerette hatch.
This one is in great condition. Newer outboard. Recent survey available. Portland ME.
These boats were very well constructed using a heavy laminate schedule by todays standards. Designed by Ray Wall, they were built in a run of just over sixty boats on a semi-custom basis by Halmatic Yachts. This example is in very good condition for her age with lots of recent improvements. Warwick RI.
One of our crew had the pleasure of bringing this boat up Narragansett Bay in Late October, in a brisk breeze. She sailed beautifully, and is perfectly rigged for shorthanded sailing. She is fast and well balanced. Her sails are in great shape for cruising. We found her to be in very good shape overall. The H boat class is one of the largest one design classes in Europe. With her blend of performance, style, and comfort, we understand why. Located in Warwick RI.
More about the class: http://www.h-boat-class.org/
She has a simple, sporty cockpit with most controls easily reached from the helm, making her a great single/shorthanded sailing machine. Decks are functional, and easy to get around.
Below there is far more room than one would expect- with two berths aft affording room for people over 6’. A good sized v berth forward sleeps two comfortably. Shelves and cupboards provide ample stowage for racing gear, tools, as well as space for a long weekend’s worth of supplies. A pull out cooler bellow the companionway makes for a great place to store easy grab beverages.
Her decks are in great shape, and are solid to bounce around on. We have not sounded her hull, but it seems to be in excellent shape. Her Gel-coat looks great over all. There is one area of non-skid to outboard of the mast on the starboard side that is peeling (see photos). All areas with hardware/stanchions etc. are all solid.
Sails & Rigging:
She has North Sails main, roller furling Genoa, and spinnaker.
Her spinnaker pole is stored forward below.
All standing rigging looks to be in great shape.
She has a Harken roller furler, Harken Main sail track and cars, and Harken traveler, and main sheet tackle.
All chain plates, stem and stern plates all look good an are well bedded.
She has a simple electrical system that is not hooked up. We have not checked any equipment. Wires run form a battery bank in the port side cupboard to the DC panel. No lights were tested.
Datamarine Depth sounder
Some extra equipment:
Stainless swim ladder
Saturn 6” compass mounted on wood to fit companionway
8 lb. Danforth anchor and tackle
Removable tiller extension
Hand held bilge pump
Interior cushions are wearing a bit thin.
Fire extinguisher needs to be replaced.
Her outboard engine has not been run in a few years. It has been stored inside, having been winterized. It is reportedly in fine shape. The boat just sails too well to bother with an engine.
Interior wood could be re finished, particularly around port lights.
Designed by Gary Mull for the 1987 Americas Cup with bulb keel and advanced forward canard. Aluminum construction built by Robert Derektor in Mamaroneck. US61 is race ready with a full complement of spares.
Located in Portsmouth RI.
Located in Portland ME.
Construction and Interior
Sail Details & Rigging
- Main topsail
- Jib topsail
- Water sail
- Boom tent
- Round glued fir mast & topmast
- Fir booms & gaff
- Galvanized plow steel standing rigging
- Dacron 3-strand running rigging
- Ground Tackle
- Custom stainless steel yachtsman
- Mooring lines
- chain lead
- 200′ 3/8″ fortress fx16
- (2) Andersen winches
- Forward seeking depth sounder
- 3 blade prop
- Spare 2 blade prop
- Navigation and Safety Equipment
- Garmin hand-held GPS
- Hand-held VHF radio
- 3″ Ritchie spherical compass
- Interphase probe forward looking depth finder
- Hand-held Freon horn
- 12-V DC running lights
- (6) USCG Type II PFDs
- (1) 2 1/2# dry chemical fire extinguisher
- Perkins diesel KB30294 (serial #117817) new in 2007 located in cockpit.
- 3 cylinder
- 3600 RPMs
- Oak engine bed
- Hurth reduction gear
- Closed fresh water cooling
- Keel hung wood rudder
- 12 V Rule 2200 GPH bilge pump
- Atmosphere ventilation
- Mechanical fuel pump
- Dahl filters
- Raw water cooled exhast
- Wet exhaust rated exhaust line
- 12 V engine alternator
- Mechanical linkage
- F/G tube
- Flex flax stuffing box
- Fixed 3-blade propeller (SS)
- Fixed 2-blade spare propeller (SS)
- Bronze seacocks
- Storage batteries: (2) 12 V G24 deep gel lead acid
- Lighting system: 12 V DC ships service
- Circuit breaker: 12 V DC
- Ground: negative
- Wiring: multi-stranded PVC jacketed copper wire
- Switchboard: 12 V DC circuit breaker panel fed via MVP switch
- Battery charger: engine alternator
This lovely little boat is marine mahogany plywood sheathed with Dynel and epoxy. She has a small cabin with 2 screened opening ports, single burner butane canister stove, porta potty. Electrical system includes panel, 12 volt battery, running lights & cabin lights.
The mast is carbon fiber with aluminum boom, lazy jacks, jiffy reefing system, and mast raising system.
The single-axle trailer is in good condition. 3HP Mercury outboard included with internal fuel tank.
Located in Portland ME.
Zephyr is a 22 ft Sharpie. She has an angelique backbone, cedar planking, old growth douglas fir bottom,
white oak frames and old growth douglas fir masts. She comes with a tandem axle trailer with 4 new tires and a 2 ½ hpTohatsu 4 stroke outboard. Built in 2005 at Gannon & Benjamin. Asking price $30,000 but any reasonable offer considered.
Proceeds will benefit Boston Family Boatbuilding - for more information see www.bostonfamilyboatbuilding.org
Contact: John Rowse, 617-595-8557, firstname.lastname@example.org