Another Beautiful Recreation From Artisans Boatworks

Rockport, Maine (May 19th, 2015) – The N.G. Herreshoff designed Buzzards Bay 15 FOXFIRE, was recently launched into the picturesque waters of Penobscot Bay in Camden, Maine. FOXFIRE will then be heading off to her Summer home in Marion, Massachusetts.

In 1899 eleven boats were towed to the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, MA by the designers steam launch SQUIB, leaving an indelible high water mark in history for one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States.

The Herreshoff 15 was know at the time, as the E-class, or Es, because the one-design was classified into the Yacht Club’s racing program’s E division. This Herreshoff design would go on to be comprised of three different variants:

The Buzzards Bay 15 – LOA: 24’6″ – WL: 15’0″ – Draft: 2’3″ (board up) Gaff-rigged
The Newport 15 – LOA: 24’6″ – WL: 15’0″ – Draft: 2’9″ (board up) Gaff-rigged
The Watch Hill 15 – LOA: 24’6″ – WL: 15’0″ – Draft: 2’3″ (board up) Marconi-rigged (minor modifications to freeboard & trim)

Through the years 91 boats were built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company between 1899-1927.

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