Dorade – Discussion with Harken Engineer

Published on Aug 14, 2015

After Olin and Rod Stephens’ grandfather sold the family coal business in 1929, their father, Roderick Stephens Sr., commissioned S&S design Number 7, a 52-foot yawl, which became Dorade. Dorade was designed late in 1929 by Olin Stephens and was launched from the Minneford Yacht Yard in May of 1930.

Dorade’s history of significant success continues today under owner Matt Brooks. Here Harken talks custom wood blocks with the Dorade team.



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