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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- CT, United States
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 650,000
This John Alden designed, Harvey Gammage built auxiliary gaff-rigged schooner is simply an amazing vessel... complete restoration done with style and knowledge. Pictures will speak for themselves. A true treasure.
- HALF MOON is virtually a new boat. It has a new cold molded hull which eliminates the risks and ongoing maintenance/cost issues associated with old wooden boats. It has the unique distinction of being a new boat with state of the art electronics, navigation, systems and auxiliary, with a 1926 identity.
- John Alden had an alternate design for this production boat which was a Marconi rig. His specifications were used when changing the main rig from gaff to Marconi.
- The present layout is a modified Alden layout for this design. New ideas which were incorporated in to the design were the dual functioning doors in the head passageway area which allow for the ability to have a large shower/head area that flows from the port side to the starboard side. In addition, the entire head area is clad in corian for easy cleaning and waterproofing. Also, the butterfly hatch in the owners stateroom is removable and can be rotated so that it can function as an air scoop. The forward hatch also functions in this manner.
Please contact Robert Rodgers at (860) 536-7776
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 43 ft 1 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 32 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 29900 lbs
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 75
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 75 HP
HALF MOON was originally built in 1926 by Harvey Gamage in South Bristol, Maine to Design # 270 from John G. Alden of Boston, MA..
The first owner, 1926-1928 was F.C. Noble of Stamford, CT. She was then purchased by Dr. Walter W. Mott of Rye, NY, who owned her for four years, selling her to C.Y. Morse of Greenwich, CT in 1933. The Morse family maintained her in true yacht fashion, with the able assistance of a full time Captain, until 1980.
She sat in the shed at Consolidated Yacht Yard in City Island, NY, where she had wintered for years, until purchased in 1984 by the Lovelace family, also of Greenwich, CT.
By the early 2000's, she was showing her age and needed a thorough restoration. She was purchased by her present owner in 2004 who took on the task of restoring her with an eye toward giving her another full generation, maybe more, of healthy sailing.
The work was committed to Jim Titus at Mount Hope Boatworks Inc in Newport, RI. A complete restoration was completed in 2006.
- All hull planking replaced using WEST epoxy method of lamination.
- Stern Post & Deadwood replaced with new
- Hull Framing: replaced with new
- Iron floors replaced with bronze, molded as original
- New Shaft Log housing anew 11/4" SS propeller shaft
- Rudder Stock & Steering: New Rudder of white oak. New rudder stock is 2 7/8" Silicone Bronze
- Frames, Floors & Timbers. All the hull framing has been replaced with laminated white oak. Structural floors with bronze, bolted to frames and keel. Wooden floors are replaced with white oak. More substantial floors were replaced under the engine bed area.
- Iron Work: Including mast step, original iron floors and all hanging knees were removed, restored and hot-dipped galvanized then replaced.
- Keel & Stem: A one-piece hard pine keel replaced the original The Stem is laminated hard pine, through bolted to the floors.
- The 9000 # Iron Ballast Keel was completeley restored, blasted and coated with epoxy, then replaced, including new keel bolts of high tensile steel.
- Cabin House and Deck: All deck frames replaced. Original decks replaced with marine ply. The cabin house itself is restored and mostly original.
- Deck Hardware was removed and completely refurbished, then replaced.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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