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Sailboat of the Month

   

2017 AUGUST CLASSIC SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH – TILLY

 

Sail Number: GER 32

Type: Sonder Class (extreme fin keel “skimming dish”) LOA: 39’4″ / 12m LWL: 19'0" / 5.80m Beam: 7'2" / 2.20m Draft: 5'1" / 1.55m Designer: Wilhelm von Hacht Original Owner: Mr. Richard Krogmann, Hamburg German and Royal Highness Prinz Heinrich von Preussen, brother of Wilhelm II. Current Owner: Siegfried Rittler (1993) Yacht Club: Deutscher Touring Yacht Club, Tutzing, Bayern Year Launched: 1912 Built By: Geesthacht Hamburg, Germany Hull Material: Wood (bright) Gross Displacement: 1830 kg Sail Aria: 51 sq m Sail Number: GER 32 Tilly XV: Tilly XV 100 Year History   Historical: Master Skipper Joerg Moessnang (1992 - present) - "Tilly XV was built 1912 for Mr. Richard Krogmann Hamburg German Reeder and his Royal Highness Prinz Heinrich von Preussen, brother of Wilhelm II., Tilly was designed by Willi von Hacht which was at this time a very famous naval engineer and owner of Willi von Hacht shipyard in Hamburg on the lake Alster. Tilly XV...
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SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH

2015 MARCH CLASSIC SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH - L.F. Herreshoff “Ben My Chree" - Herreshoff “Ben My Chree” Specifications: LOA: 28’0″ – LWL: 22’10” – Beam: 6’11” – Draft 2’9″ – 5’6″ – Displacement: 4,000 lbs – Sail Area: 265 sq ft – Ballast 2,400 lbs – Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff “L. Francis Herreshoff designed this stunning boat in 1932 for Mr. Willoughby Stuart. Her plans are entitled 28′ Knockabout – Design No. 53. Mr. Stuart’s boat was built in 1933 and named BEN MY CHREE*, Gaelic for “darling of my heart”, BEN for short. He took her to his island home on Penobscot Bay, built a boathouse and railway for her, and she remained in the area for over 40 years, enjoyed by him and his family.” In 2013, 80 years after her completion, Ballentine’s Boat Shop fully restored her. It took two years but she is as lovely as ever and should live to see another 80 years. Great...
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May 2013 SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH

Herreshoff “The Stuart Knockabout” Specifications: LOA: 28′ 0″ LWL: 22′ 10″ Beam: 6′ 11″ Draft: 2′ 9″ – 5′ 6″ Ballast: 2,400 lbs Hull Number: 53 Rig: Sail Area: 265 sq ft Designer: L. F. Herreshoff Recreated by: Ballentine’s Boat Shop, Inc. Originally Built: 1933 L. Francis Herreshoff designed this knockabout in 1932 for Mr. Willoughby Stuart. Her plans are entitled 28′ Knockabout – Design No. 53. Mr. Stuart’s boat was built in 1933 and named BEN MY CHREE*, Gaelic for “darling of my heart”, BEN for short. He took her to his island home on Penobscot Bay, built a boathouse and railway for her, and she remained in the area for over 40 years, enjoyed by him and his family. Stuart Knockabout Builder Stuart Knockabout, LLC Ballentines Boat Shop P.O. Box 457 Cataumet, MA 02534 508-563-2800...
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April 2013 SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH

2013 APRIL CLASSIC SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH: HERRESHOFF BUZZARDS BAY 18 Artisan Boatworks recent launching, 2011, of the recreated Buzzards Bay 18. Alex Brainerd talks about the Herreshoff design from an except of his blog. “The Buzzards Bay 18 is yet another design, of which no original example survives. Herreshoff designed the 18 in 1903, just a few years after the Buzzards Bay 15. She is 29’ on deck, 18’ on the waterline, displaces 4430 lbs, and has 472 square feet of sail. Similarly to the Belfast Lough One Design, the Buzzards Bay 18 captures the spirit of the “Big Boats” in a captivating way. She would be a good intermediate boat between the Buzzards Bay 15 and larger Buzzards Bay 25, and I would be tempted to lower the ballast keel and eliminate the centerboard in the same way Herreshoff did with the Buzzards Bay 15 when designing Flicker. The Buzzards Bay 18 is one of the smallest designs...
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MARCH 2013 SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH

2013 MARCH CLASSIC SAILBOAT OF THE MONTH: The International 5.5 meter class boat History and Olympic career The 5.5-metre class was a redesign of the 6-metre class by Charles E. Nicholson in 1937. The first boats conforming to the 5.5-metre rule were built in 1949. There had been an earlier attempt to build a cheaper alternative to the Sixes. In 1929 the 5-metre class was established by the French “Union de Societes Nautique Francaise” and the class was accepted in London. It achieved a position as the smallest new international metre class and some hundreds boats were built. Nevertheless the 5 metre never managed to achieve an Olympic status. The 5.5-metre class replaced it quickly and was raced in Olympics for first time in 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The Scandinavian Gold Cup has also been competed with 5.5m boats since 1953. 5.5 metre boats replaced the International 6-metre at the 1956 Olympic Games held in Melbourne, Australia. The 5.5...
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