RUGOSA is Herreshoff Manufacturing Company #983. Constructed in 1926.
A classic NY40, RUGOSA provided 30 years of extreme cruising and
racing pleasure for Halsey C. Herreshoff and friends.
NY 40 yachts earned the accolade "Fighting Forties."
RUGOSA has emulated that competitive spirit by winning the 1928
Bermuda Race and scores of conquests since. Trophies show wins in
Nantucket, Newport, New York, Cannes, St.Tropez, Antiqua and at
Cowes. RUGOSA, fleet of speed, strong of structure, comely of style,
has also served admirably for world-wide cruising: Transatlantic,
Baltic, Mediterranean and Caribbean. Whether in exotic ports,
crossing Loch Ness, or sailing the Greek Islands. RUGOSA has been
universally admired. It could all continue under new ownership of RUGOSA!
-A letter from Halsey Herreshoff
RUGOSA was built yawl rigged in 1926, and is the most original
preserved of all NY 40s with original spars, deck houses and below
arrangement. She enjoys a remarkable chain of racing success and very
outstanding extensive cruising of the entire East Coast of the USA,
Caribbean, Sweden and much of the Baltic, western European coast,
Mediterranean and many transatlantic crossings.
I have owned and sailed RUGOSA for 30 years, deriving incredible
pleasure in cruising and sharing distinct satisfaction along with my
entirely amateur crew for racing successes. Most significant was the
victory of RUGOSA over 57 other classic yachts, largely from Europe,
in the 2001 America's Cub Jubilee week-long regatta at Cowes, Isle of
Now, I sell (reluctantly) my cherished RUGOSA because of practicality
of my advancing age (Get out when ahead.)
For the buyers of this special yacht (now in storage at Portsmouth
RI, USA) I will provide full commissioning to the standards of
perfection that I have continuously sought for all of my many great
sailing seasons with this yacht. Thus, the yacht could be available
for dock side departure from Rhode Island or available for shipping to
another port of the purchaser's selection.
I am available for telephone conversation or electronic sharing of information.
ONAIRE III, HMCo#1508, is the last large yacht built by the
Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. She was designed by Sparkman &
Stephens, Design #207.
She has had only three owners, all of whom spent a lot of time and
resources to keep her in Bristol fashion. The boat was built for
Walter Todd of Rochester N.Y. and sold to Alexander Beebee, also of
Rochester N.Y. The present owner's philosophy has been to keep her
original classic grace and beauty while updating electronics and
mechanics. As a result, she has been awarded The Finest Classic Yact
Award and Best Owner Maintained Yacht by the Museum of Yachting in
She is currently being restored. Her hull has been completely
restored and work continues on deck and below. Owner is looking to
sell as is, or partner with someone to complete.
JOUR DE FETE (Ex FALCON II and HAYDAY) is a 1930 Lawley Built, Frank
Paine designed Q Boat. The Q Boats were the exemplars of the Universal
Rule, amply revealed by the pedigree of their designers. They were
among the best of the period and were typically very well built -
proving to be fast, firm and very beautiful.
JOUR DE FETE has been meticulously restored by John Anderson in
Maine, USA. She is currently in St. Tropez getting ready to defend her
suberb race record which includes winning the following:
Sea Lark is a classic boat in its original configuration. It has
been substantially rebuilt and the work has been preformed in a first
class manner. The outward appearance is excellent. The interior,
also in its original configuration, is attractive and well maintained.
Forward is the V-Berth cabin. The dinette is aft and to port across
from the U-shaped galley with Princess electric stove with oven,
double stainless steel sinks and a Tundra refrigerator with freezer
compartment above. The stove has a stainless steel surround and hood
vented by a revolving cowl on deck.
The raised salon is furnished with a convertible couch. Aft is the
stateroom with double berths on each side, en suite heads, accessible
from the passageway as well as the stateroom, with a stall shower and
a large cedar closet. The bridge deck is furnished with a helm seat
and an additional fishing chair, as well as an upholstered settee and
bench. The interior is clean and attractive. New mattresses have been
installed in the berths. The interior joiner work has been recently
varnished. There is a new pull-out couch in the salon, and the vinyl
upholstery in the dinette is original and in good condition. The
salon is carpeted, and the aft stateroom is in very good condition.
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION
Sea Lark was recently re-wired
Ensign digital Tach/Synchronizer
Kohler 6.5kw fresh water cooled generator (815 hrs)
SUMATRA is Hull #76 of the 39' Concordia yawls, originally built in
1960. Damaged in Hurricane Bob, she was extensively and lovingly
rebuilt by her present owner at the Concordia Boat Company in South
Dartmouth, MA. All the work was done as close to the original specs
as possible including the installation of all new hardware and
equipment. At the end of the refit, a full survey was done by Donald
Linde, a well-known marine surveyor in New England and he found all
repairs and the vessel to be in excellent condition. She has been
lightly sailed and well cared for since the refit. SUMATRA is in very
ORIOLE is a 30 square Metre racing yacht
designed by one of the world's greatest yacht designers, L. Francis
Herreshoff. Built by one of the finest boat builders in the
world. (Lawley & Sons). She is an open cockpit racer, with a
dramatic swept-back mast, small jib and very large mainsail. She has
a full keel, with lead ballast, the decks are canvas and epoxy. The
bottom is a white oak keel with lead ballast attached by bronze bolts
Sails have only been used 6 Times,
excellent condition. All new standing rigging in 2016.
Among the several hundred designs produced by Capt. Nat Herreshoff in
his more than three-quarters of a century of active yacht design, the
Herreshoff Newport 29 Cruising Class stands out as one of his finest
designs. Maynard Bray has described the class as "... what many
consider to be the best all around design ever created by Nat
Herreshoff or any other designer."
PRICE REDUCED to Sell $45,000 - Owner moving south, the yacht
needs to stay north.
A historic gem, designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, built by Roger
Kelsey in Branford CT. PRUDENCE is a 36 foot Ketch of the Nereia
class... built in 1972.
She is a federally documented vessel #538003 with New 2018 CRF race
Planked with 1-1/4" thick Philippine Mahogany on 2x2" white
oak frames on 12" centers. 2" oak floor timbers with
1/2" silicon bronze bolts. Keel and deadwood bolts are 5/8"
silicon bronze with a lead ballast keel. Deck is 1-1/4" mahogany
laid with 1/2" teak.
Between 2008-2009, she received an extensive refit, which included
construction of a new cabin house, interior, engine & systems,
sails and rigging.
Hull sides primed and painted, bottom and gear painted Spring 2018.
She has been professionally and regularly maintained and updated by
true craftsman & shipwright.
She just raced and won third in the non Spinnaker Class in the
International Panerai Classic Challenge 2018 in Newport R.I. Check
out the recent photo's taken during the PANERAI Challenge.
SHEILA was designed by W. Starling Burgess and built by Herreshoff
Manufacturing Company, #861 in 1922 to represent the USA in the
British American Cup Series.
She is built from Honduras mahogany and white oak, and all bronze
fastenings throughtout. She is in almost original condition and
racing with great success. She is the only 6 metre in existence to
have been built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, a very rare and
unique boat indeed.
In 2013 she had a major refit and overhaul of her rig converting her
from Marconi to gaff rig. So everything above the deck is brand new,
all spars are professonally made using high grade sitka spruce, all
blocks are wooden and new, much care was taken to keep the appearance
of such a classic
She is a fast and exciting boat, and a true piece of maritime history.
Herreshoff Designs and a very fine boat builder are now offering
Captain Nat’s favorite boat, the Herreshoff Alerion 26, from his 1912
design model. Designed to be sailed on a moment’s notice, this
beautiful daysailer and racer remains true to Herrshoff’s spirit and
classic design aesthetics.
Please contact us for detailed information ordering this new boat.
Beautiful classic Herreshoff Prudence Cruising Sloop. Designed by
Francis L. Herreshoff.
This is a complete package: Stored indoors and maintained by East
Passage Boatwrights, new Triad trailer 2013, Cross-cut sails Main and
Jib by Quantum 2012, Main sail cover, Jib, and Mast boot 2012.
Survey from 2016 available.
Nathanael Herreshoff designed COQUINA for his own use in the winter
of 1889, as an improvement on RIVIERA, the boat he had built in Nice,
France in 1874 for his trip along the Mediterranean coast, through the
rivers and canals of Europe and later sailed out of his home in
In 2005 Maynard Bray and Doug Hylan created new drawings from
Herreshoff Archives to help builders reproduce the 17ft sailing beauty
COQUINA. This hand crafted reproduction of the classic was built
using modern techniques and the highest quality materials, it features
a red cedar hull, spruce masts, bubinga plywood decking and dacron sails.