C. Raymond Hunt DAGGER

Sail Number: USA 25

Type: International 225

LOA: 35’6″ / 10.85m
LOD: 35’6″ / 10.85m
LWL: 26′ 0″ / 7.92m
Beam: 5’0 / 1.52m
Draft: 4′0″ / 1.21m
Ballast: 1,290 lbs
Displacement: 2,450 lbs
Yard Number: Prototype
Hull material: Weldwood Construction
CRF Rating: Classic Rating Formula
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt
Current Owner: Ted Boynton
Built by: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts
Year First Built: 1936
Original Contact Price: $1,150 (Boat complete, without sails)
Original Sail Area: 233 sq ft

Photo Credit: George Bekris – www.georgebekris.com

 

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Historical:

In 1936 Raymond Hunt along with engineers Bror Tamm and Gordon Munro decided to build a 36’0″ prototype at the Lawley Yard in Neponset, Masachusetts. Although there were doubts about her potential sailing abilities, she quickly proved doubters wrong. But, at the time, no one seemed to like the prototype, she was too peculiar, and slab-sided for her size.

After much thought and consideration the Raymond Hunt brain trust decided to scale down the 36′ prototype twelve feet. The new yacht was called at first the Lawley 110 then the National 110 and eventually the International 110, which became the forebearer to Raymond Hunt’s 10 series of Yachts.

 

In 1939 The Corinthian Yacht Club members, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, were looking for a spirited one-design club boat for Massachusetts Bay, having searched for a low cost, low maintenance solution they decided on and sponsored the Lawley 225. Further evolved and improved by C. Raymond Hunt and Frank C. Paine, “Egeria” was the first of the 225 class boats, known as 225/1. “Egeria” proved to be very fast, beating most of the class boats in Marblehead except the 30-Square-Metres.

In the early forties, when most yards were at capacity producing war effort ships, Lawley’s, decided to enter into a sales contract with the Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company of Wareham, Massachusetts, whereby CCS purchased the entire building rights to the line of small sailboats developed prior to the start of World War II. This agreement allowed Lawley’s pre-war brand to be constructed without delay The pre-war list included the Lawley 110, now known as the International 110, the Lawley 225, the Lawley 15′ sloop, and the Lawley 8′ pram.

Dagger is the last remaining, in sailing form, Lawley 225 in existence. A second hull was reported to be in the Midwest and is currently being used as a flower box.

 

Class Boat (Past Ownership History)

Hull 1 Lawley 225 – (Egeria) sail number 225/1
Hull 2 Lawley 225 – 1939 (Cigar) Briggs Cunningham, Pequot Yacht Club
Hull 3 Lawley 225 – (Brumby) Tom Callahan. Newport, RI – (Brumby) Museum of Yachting, Donated by Mr. Callahan – (Jaws ?) – (Dagger) Ted Boynton

*Three class boats  are documented that we know about (so far) Although as seen in George S. Lawley & Sons,  Neponset Massachusetts shipyard index their were 10 boats built in 1939, hull numbers in sequence 1156-1165

 

Known Racing History:

2016 – Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – Grand Prix Day Racer Winner (Dagger), skippered by Ted Boynton
2015 – MoY Classic Yacht Regatta – Grand Prix Day Racer Winner (Dagger), skippered by Ted Boynton
2015 – Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – Grand Prix Day Racer Winner (Dagger), skippered by Ted Boynton
2014 – MoY Classic Yacht Regatta Class Grand Prix Winner (Dagger), skippered by Ted Boynton
1993 – MoY Classic Yacht Regatta Class D Winner (Brumby), skippered by Tom Callahan.

For article on C. Raymond Hunt’s 10 Series of yachts use the following link
Book By Stan Grayson – A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats – link

 

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