C. Raymond Hunt “Egeria”

Sail Number: 225/1

Type: Lawley 225

LOA: 35’6″ / 10.85m
LOD: 35’6″ / 10.85m
LWL: 26′ 0″
Beam: 5’11 / 1.55m
Draft: 5′ 00 / 1.52m
Ballast: 1,000 lbs
Original Sail Area: 225
Yard Number: Prototype
Hull material: Weldwood Construction
Rig: Sloop
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt
Built by: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Year First Built: 1936
Contract Cost: $1,000



In 1936 Raymond Hunt along with engineers Bror Tamm and Gordon Munro decided to build a 36’0″ prototype at the Lawley Yard in Neponset, Masachusetts. Although there were doubts about her potential sailing abilities, she quickly proved doubters wrong. But, at the time, no one seemed to like the prototype, she was too peculiar, and slab-sided for her size.

In 1939 The Corinthian Yacht Club members, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, were looking for a spirited one-design club boat for Massachusetts Bay, having searched for a low cost, low maintenance solution they decided on and sponsored the Lawley 225. Further evolved and improved by C. Raymond Hunt and Frank C. Paine, “Egeria” was the first of the 225 class boats, known as 225/1. “Egeria” proved to be very fast, beating most of the class boats in Marblehead except the 30-Square-Metres.


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