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BETSY represents a rare opportunity to own and restore the last remaining example of the revered Northeast Harbor 30 class. Designed in 1932 by Nicholas Potter and A. Sidney Herreshoff for yachtsmen of the Mount Desert Island Community in Maine, the Northeast Harbor 30s were built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and are probably better suited to contemporary ownership than many other classic designs of that era. HMCo. was a business in transition during the 1930s; their market was changing rapidly and the Depression posed considerable challenges to their survival. At this time, HMCo. began advertising several classes of boats — the “Herreshoff Squadron” — in an attempt to broaden their market beyond one-off custom yachts for high-end patrons, and build upon the one-design concept that had previously served the Company so well. The 1930s “squadron” boats were reasonably affordable and versatile in their design: they could be family boats, comfortable cruisers, lively racers, or all three. Read more
Vitters Shipyard in the Netherlands has signed a new order for a 50-metre classic performance ketch.Commissioned by an experienced owner primarily for cruising, the yacht will be built to Lloyd’s special service craft rules. Construction will start by the end of October and delivery is scheduled for late 2019. The naval architecture for this exciting custom superyacht is done by Hoek Design and Rhoades Young Design is responsible for the interior styling. MCM, represented by Nigel Ingram, is serving as the owner’s representative. The yacht will have an aluminium hull, built in Alustar, with a centreboard keel and a carbon rig with in-boom furling. The naval architecture has been further developed and fine tuned with the experience of previous projects. The twin deckhouse configuration includes an owner’s deckhouse aft and a central deckhouse complete with saloon. Also on deck will be three cockpits – one for the owner aft, the main cockpit amidships and a crew cockpit forward of the...
After Hurricane Irma, The Island of Saint Barthélemy RebuildsThree weeks after hurricane Irma hit Saint-Barthélemy, the island is ready to move forward and look toward the future. That includes the organizers of Les Voiles de St. Barth, who have decided to hold the 9th edition of the regatta as planned on April 8-14, 2018. “We are doing our absolute best so that the island can welcome all of our guests, crews as well as spectators, with the same level of hospitality and professionalism as usual,” announced François Tolède and Luc Poupon, the organizers of Les Voiles. “We must produce this 9th edition of Les Voiles as a symbol of reconstruction, by proposing a regatta at the same level as expected, with the same quality of service and the same degree of competition. We are going to concentrate our energy in organizing a regatta every bit as exceptional as in past years, with five...