N.G. Herreshoff New York 30 “Cara Mia”

Herreshoff NY30 “Cara Mia” Specifications:

ex Carmelta, ex Mispah, ex Fiji, ex Old Timer, ex Lightning

LOA: 43′ 9″
LWL: 30′ 0″
Beam: 8′ 9″
Draft: 6′ 4″
Original Rig: J&M
Hull Number: 639
Designer: N.G. Herreshoff
Original Owner: Stuyvesant Wainwright
Built: 1905
Restored By: Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railroad
Original Price: $4,200
Boat Location: Newport, RI
Current Name: Cara Mia
Current Owner: Alfred Slanetz
Sail Number: NY 14



Eighteen boats were built for members of the New York Yacht Club, ownership was decided by lot and the contract price was set at $4,200 delivered.

All hulls were double-planked above the waterline, and single planked below on oak frames. All eighteen were delivered and equipped with 88 separate items, all of which were required to be on board for racing purposes except one anchor and rode, which was not required during racing.


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