Category Archives: Herreshoff

Halsey Herreshoff – 120 years of yachts

Published on Feb 10, 2013 Halsey Herreshoff, the grand son of Nat Herreshoff and the current owner of the Herreshoff boatyard, discusses Herreshoff boat designs over the years, his own sailing and makes some comments on recent developments. The speech was held at the HSS Classic Symposium at the Helsinki Internation Boat Show, Feb 9, 2013. The slides for this presentation can be found on slideshare.net    ...
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Halsey Herreshoff takes measurements from original Capt. Nat S-Boat Model

Published on Mar 14, 2012 Bristol Boat Company is currently restoring an original Herreshoff S-Boat. Watch Halsey Herreshoff (www.herreshoffdesigns.com) in the Herreshoff Marine Museum (www.herreshoff.org) measure the lines off the original Capt. Nathaniel Herreshoff S-Boat Model. Once the model is transferred to paper, Dan Shea Bristol of Boat Company, can return the S-Boat "Papoose" to Capt. Nats original and intended shape for the classic Herreshoff S-Class. Like our page at www.facebook.com/BristolBoatCompany or follow us at www.twitter.com/BristolBoatCo Contact Dan Shea at 401.556.2464 or BristolBoatCompany@gmail.com www.BristolBoatCompany.com    ...
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Herreshoff NY50 Spartan

The fleet of NY50s was commissioned by the New York Yacht Club and built in the winter of 1912-1913 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol (HMCo), Rhode Island. The boats were graceful yet powerful, comfortable in heavy weather and so swift that they won the Astor Cup for sloops 9 times. Of the 9 NY50s built, the only known remaining vessel is Spartan (though Barbara may be out there somewhere, according to legend). Originally constructed as a jack yard tops’l gaff sloop, Spartan measures 72’ LOA and 50’ LWL. She has a 14’ 7” beam and a draft of 9’ 9”, displacing about 74,000 pounds. She carries 35,500 pounds of lead ballast. ...
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Sidney DeWolfe Herreshoff “Arion”

Sidney Herreshoff “Arion” Specifications: LOA: 42′ 0″ * LOD: 42′ 0″ * LWL: 37' 11" * Beam: 8′ 1″ * Draft: 5' 6" * Ballast: * Displacement: 10,500 lbs * Sail Area: 562 sq. ft. * Yard Number: * Hull material: Fiberglass * Rig: Ketch * Class: * Designer: Sidney DeWolfe Herreshoff * Built by: Anchorage Plastics Corp. * Year Built: 1951 * Restored By: Damian McLaughlin Boats * Current Name: Arion * Original Owner: * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: Known Restoration History: Damian McLaughlin, North Falmouth, Massachusetts. The entire interior and exterior were stripped and ground and sandblasted, and rebuilt. On June 2001 the re-launching took place on her 50th birthday from her first launching. Further information on her rebuild can be found on Damian McLaughlin Boats' website Historical: First large vessel built entirely of "Fiberglass"   Arion...
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A.S. Herreshoff “Silver Heels”

Herreshoff "Silver Heels" Specifications: LOA: 32′ 3″ LOD: LWL: 20′ 0″ Beam: 5′ 6″ Draft: 4′ 0″ Displacement: 3,000 lbs Sail Area: 225 sq ft Design Number: Yard Number: Rig: Bermudian Sloop 1935 Wishboom Sloop Designer: A. Sydney Herreshoff Built by: Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. Original Owner: Year Built: 1931 Restored By: Boat Location: Current Name: Current Owner: Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? A company boat built as a general design philosophy experiment relating to the "Square Meter Classes" Easily driven with a low beam-to-length ratio, with graceful overhangs. Originally with a Bermudian Main, but after 4 years a "Wishboom" was installed. Genetically similar to the 22-Square-Meter Rule Class. silverheels...
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