Sail Number: NS

Type: Nantucket Splinter Class

ex; Corvalis ex; Wind Flower ex; Marin ex; Fun

LOA: 38’6″ / 11.73m
LWL: 27’6″ / 8.38m
Beam: 6’7″ / 2.00m
Draft: 6’6” / 1.98m
Hull Number: XRAN001F989
Designer: Bruce King
Original Owner: Robert Sarvis
Year Built: 1989
Built By: Able Marine, Trenton, ME
Hull Weight: 1,105 lbs
Gross Displacement: 6,500 lbs
Ballast: 6,500
Sail Area: sq ft



The first and only boat built as a one design class boat for Bob Sarvis of Nantucket, Massachusetts. On August 20, 1989, while in the final leg of her first race (the Opera House Cup), the Splinter’s ballast keel parted from her hull. The yacht capsized and slowly turned upside down. It was later found that a failure to install floor timber bolts during the construction of the yacht caused the Splinter’s ballast keel to separate from her hull.


Doug Beebe at Renaissance Yachts in Thomaston, Maine



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