Crocker Gaff Schooner
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ex. WILLIAM H. THORNDIKE ex. TYRONE
TYRONE was built in 1939 by the respected yard of Simms Brothers in Dorchester, Massachusetts, for Mr. A. C. Tener of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was heavily built handsome, traditional lines by Sam Crocker suitable for both long offshore passages and shoal-water gunkholing. (Sam Crocker was part of the design team at the John Alden office in its heyday before branching off on his own to design many fine yachts under his own name.) TYRONE has proved her capabilities and practicality as a liveaboard cruiser by her several transatlantic crossings and cruises in southern waters. She is also a veteran of New England waters and has cruised on the West Coast and in Hawaii.
In addition to her cruising capabilities, TYRONE has been the winner of the Billican Cup in San Francisco. She has won the "Most Photogenic" prize at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta out of a field of exceptionally lovely classic yachts including TICONDEROGA. At the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, TYRONE was once beaten by only five minutes on a three-hour racecourse by the famous Bermuda Race-winning schooner NINA and was reported to have been faster than NINA on the reaches.
TYRONE underwent a refit in 2001. A recent survey stated that "Overall, the vessel is in good condition." There are, however, still some items that need to be addressed. For prospective purchasers with serious interest, the survey is available.
TYRONE can be recommended to anyone desiring a classic schooner with a fine pedigree that can serve well for both coastal cruising and offshore work.
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