47' Custom Rhodes 47' by Henry B. Nevins "Nancy Lloyd"
Rarely do you find a historic vessel in such fine condition. S/V Pearl has been completely restored at great effort and expense. The superior craftsmanship that went into the construction of this extraordinary vessel is evidenced by the amazing attention to detail and quality of the joinery.
After 13 years of careful attention and regular use the owners are now ready to pass "S/V Pearl" (ex. Nancy Lloyd) on to her next custodians.
She was designed by Philip L. Rhodes of Cox & Stevens, Inc for Dr. Austin Lamont, of the Johns Hopkins Medical School in built in 1938 by Henry B. Nevins, Inc of City Island, NY. She proved to be fast and handy under sail and regularly cruised the coast of Maine during the summer, basing out of Pulpit Harbor, before going to the Chesapeake Bay where she spent the autumn months. Later she was a regular winner in NYC Yacht Club regattas under the ownership of Stanley Tannebaum.
Design, Construction and Layout
She is a centerboard cutter rigged yacht combining fine sea-going qualities with the ability to enter fairly shallow harbors. She draws 4'6" with the board up and 9' with the centerboard down.
Construction is high grade, double-planked mahogany, with decks and deck joinery in teak, all fastened with Everdur (bronze fasteners).
The layout follows the original owner's requirements and has a forward stateroom with wide pullman double berth, a large head with shower, a good sized main cabin with a settee that converts to a double berth, desk, cabinetry, lockers and a spacious galley.