L.F. Herreshoff “Bounty”


ex 1974 – L.F. Herreshoff – ex, 1970 – Poquita,

LOA: 57′ 6″ * LOD: * LWL: 50′ 0″ * Beam: 13′ 4″ * Draft: 6′ 5″ * Displacement: 50,000 lbs * Sail Area: * Design Number: 58 * Yard Number: 55 * Rig: Ketch * Designer: L.F. Herreshoff * Built by: Britt Brothers, Lynn, Massachusetts * Original Owner: Ned Dane * Year Built: 1934 * Restored By: Rockport Marine * Boat Location: * Current Name: Bounty * Current Owner: Eric Blanc-Garin * Sail Number:

SHIP PLAN (Location Mystic Seaport)

Herreshoff, L. Francis; Britt Brothers; Luke, Paul E.
1933-11-02; 1966-03-03

22 sheets of plans for 57.5 ft. auxiliary ketch, BOUNTY (built 1934) and 11.08 ft. tender to BOUNTY (built 1934), design #58 by L. Francis Herreshoff. Dates on plans range from 11-02-1933 to 03-03-1966. 11 sheets are duplicates. Ships plans available for Cat. #38.1: Sheet # Date View; Scale 1 1934 Sail plan; 3/8″ = 1 2 11/14/1933 Cabin plan; 1/2″ = 1 3 11/02/1933 Ratsey & Lapthorn sail plan; 3/8″ = 1′ 4 11/1933 Detail of cabin table; 1 1/2″ = 1’ and full size; 5 11/15/1933 Gasoline & water tanks; 1 1/2″ = 1′; 6 not dated Piping plan; 1/2″ = 1′; 7 11/15/1933 Detail of main skylight; 3″ = 1′; 8 not dated Flag staff; 1″ = 1′; 14 05/28/1964 Revised layout cabin plan 15 1934 Revised sail plan


Built for Ned Dane as an aristocratic sailing yacht, equipped with her own steward, often serving meals with fine silver and shortened sails.

In 1952 Bounty changed hands and was bought by Clarence Knapp, who cruised the yacht “Down East” a beautiful stretch of picturesque harbors, bays, and Thoroughfares, from Penobscot Bay, Maine to the Canadian border.

During the Hurricane of 1954 (Carol), one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect the New England region of the United States, the Bounty was washed, by a storm surge of 8 to 13-feet, far ashore, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, with considerable damage.

Stacy Lloyd, bought the vessel in 1957, and through 1967 experienced significant leaks. Based in the Caribbean, Lloyd tried many yards to try and find the source of the leaks, to no avail. Eventually brought the yacht up to Paul Luke’s boatyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where Luke offered to build a new hull in 1967, for the same costs as repairing the old hull.

Two Bounties now existed, the original in 1970 was restored in Rockland, Maine, by O. Lie-Nielsen, who once worked with L. Francis Herreshoff.

The original Bounty, now named L. Francis Herreshoff, continued to sail out of Rockland up until 1974. Subsequently, Phil Long bought the boat, after a couple of years Long sold the boat in California. Years had passed and the vessel fell into disrepair and was being used for drug smuggling.

In 1977, a well know movie producer Roger Riddell, saw the vessel, eventually purchased the boat, and had her refastened, reconstructing the interior and maintained her for 23 years.

October 2000 fire broke out in the main stateroom, changing hands again the new owner Sean Fagan, restored the fire damaged center section of the interior, and lived aboard.

Changing hands again, Eric Blanc-Garin, a French businessman, shipped the boat late 2011, 3,195 miles over land from California to Rockport Marine, where he had the boat restored to in as new condition.

The new BOUNTY, with salvaged original spars, rigging, ballast, hatches, cabin trunk, winches, and bowsprit, in the late 1960s now had a new hull and was enjoyed by the Lloyd family in the Caribbean for many years.


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