The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage – Database of the worlds Vintage, Classic and Grand Prix (Spirit of Tradition) sailboats. Registry includes surviving, and destroyed vessels with historical, known racing, and ownership history for educational purposes. Registry inclusion is either by vessel’s historical significance, invitation or request.
Eligibility Requirements – Vintage and Classic full keeled (or keel-centerboard), monohull, displacement yachts designed in or before 1967, construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. Grand Prix Divisions – Include all Spirit of Tradition Yachts as well as those classics which are either equipped for, or are competing at, a much higher level than traditional vintage classics construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. designed in 1968 or later. Designs whose intent is to evoke the look and feel of a vintage classic.
The Wall of Fame
A New Important Classification within each vessels profile that recognizes the dedicated preservation, stewardship and celebrity of all the men and women that have sailed on these legendary icons. All helping to preserve and add to the historical significance of these vessels for future generation to come.
There are 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Babe - This boat is a classic design with a special pedigree. Plans were drafted by Philip L. Rhodes for Elihu Root Jr. in 1936. The construction was done (for another buyer) by the iconic Red Nhimphius. - LOA: 40’0″ / 12.19m - LWL: 28’0″ / 8.53m - Beam 9.8′ / 2.98m - Draft 5.7′ / 1.73m - Hull Number: IZA21000683 - Designer: Philip L. Rhodes - Original Owner: Attwood - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1938 - Built By: Red Nhimphius - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: 18,000 lbs - Sail area : 611sq/ft. - Sail number: C 3 - Owner history: Attwood, Spanjer brothers, Hastings - Vessel name history: Mimi, Esbro, Babe
Submitted by: Owner
Bagatelle - Type: Buzzards Bay 25 - Class: Vintage - Affectionately know as “Bags” and recently restored by MP&G with the original gaff rig of one of her sisters. Sails by Nat Wilson. and regularly raced in regattas in New England. - LOA: 32′ 0″ - LWL: 25′ 0″ - Beam 8′ 9″ - Draft 3′ 0″ - Hull Number: 736 - - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: F.L. Dabney - Built: 1914
Banzai - Type: New York 30 - Class: Vintage - LOA: 43′ 9″ - LOD: - LWL: 30′ 0″ - Beam: 8′ 9″ - Draft: 6′ 4″ - Hull Number: 640 - Rig: Gaff Sloop - Sail Area: 984 sq ft - Original Owner: N.D. Lawton - Designer: NG Herreshoff - Built by: Herreshoff Boatyard - Year Built: 1905
Barbara - Type: International 510 - C. Raymond Hunt “In 1945, I designed the original “510” class yacht for myself as a logical development of the “210”. Launched in December 1945 as a racing and weekend cruising yacht. She is built with no structural keel, and is constructed with two longitudinal trusses on oak floor stiffeners extending to the after end of the cockpit to the mast evenly distributing the stresses of the rig and keel. - LOA: 44’7″ / 13.62m * LOD: 44’7″ / 13.62m * LWL: 32’6″ / 9.93m * Beam: 6’7″ / 2.04m * Draft: 6′ 0 / 1.82m * Ballast: 5,200 lbs Galvanized steel plate/lead casting * Displacement: * Sail Area: 519 sq ft * Yard Number: * Hull material: “Harborite” Plywood Construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: C. Raymond Hunt * Built by: Graves Yacht Yard * Year Designed: 1945 * Year Built: 1949 * Original Contract Cost: $6,000 * Restored By: * Current Name: * Original Owner: C. Raymond Hunt * Current Owner: * Sail Number: 510/1
Bat - Type: 18-Foot Knockabout - Sistership to Arrow, strong point windward work, good all around performer.
Through the success of Chance and Arrow Boardman received in 1903 8 eighteen-foot knockabout orders with watertight cockpits, of which Bat was the first one-design class for Marblehead yachtsman.
Late in the fall of 1904, a Match Race was organized whereby Bat and Hayseed raced against each other to once and for all settle the much asked question of which boat is faster. After each won a race the series terminated, was never finished, and remained a split decision. - LOA: 31’0″ - Beam: 7″0″ - Draft: 5’2″ - Designed By: Edwin A. Boardman - Original Owner: Chas F. Adams, II - Built By: Lawley & Sons, South Boston - Year Built: 1903
Ben My Chree
Ben My Chree - Type: Knockabout - Class: Vintage - "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 care was taken to restore her to her original specs and L. Francis Herreshoff's plans. - 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
Bernida - George Owen, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology naval architecture professor, designed Bernida in 1921 and, four years later, she raced in the first Port Huron-to- Mackinac Island race in 1925 under the direction of then owner Russ Pouliot of Detroit. Mr. Pouliot had enhanced the yacht’s original design by lengthening her keel six inches, making her extremely fast, winning the inaugural Bayview Yacht Club-sponsored race. The race featured just 12 boats. Weather conditions turned sour, and Bernida, out ahead of the storm, sailed into Mackinac Island on July 27 with a corrected time of 48 hours. Only three other boats finished the inaugural race. in 48 hours, 48 minutes. - LOA: 32’0″ / 9.75m - LWL: 24’3″ / 7.40m - Beam 8’0″ / 2.43m - Draft 5’4” / 1.64m - Hull Number: 38 - Designer: George Owen
Original Owner: Russ Pouilott - Current Owner: Michigan Maritime Museum - Year Built: 1921 - Built By: George Lawley & Sons - Hull Material: NZ Kauri - Displacement: 10,000 lbs - Sail Area: 734 - Sail Number: R-38
Black Rose - Type: Six Metre - The first of 37 Sixes that S&S had constructed over the years, and launched the year the firm incorporated. - ex, “Kid”, ex, “Thalia” - LOA: 36′ 8″ - LWL: 22′ 9″ - Beam: 6′ 3″ - Draft: 5′ 3″ - Design Number: 5 - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: - Sail Area: 480 sq ft - Sail Number: US42 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Henry B. Nevins, City Island NY - Contract Price: - Original Owner: - Current Owner: 2007 – Ed Bombard - Built: 1938
Black Swan - Originally commissioned in 1899 as “Brynhild,” by John Selwyn Calverley who was married to Sybil Disraeli. He had 3 daughters Sybil, Kitty and Frances. Sadly Calverley did not enjoy her very long, he died on Dec 28th the next year. - LOA: 132’0 / 40.2m * LOD: * LWL: * Beam: 20’3 / 6.09m * Draft: * Ballast: * Displacement: * Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Gaff Yawl * Designer: Nicholson * Built by: Camper & Nicholsons Yard of Gosfort, England * Year Built: 1899 * Restored By: Piano Velico, di Coperta * Current Name: Black Swan * Original Owner: Major Selwin Calvery * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Black Watch - Class: Vintage - CRF Rating: 48.0 - In the way of background, BLACK WATCH (formerly EDLU II) was built in 1938 for the Schaefer family of Larchmont , NY. Construction took place in City Island at the Nevins Shipyard to the design of Sparkman and Stephens. This was the first design that S & S tank tested. - LOA: 68' 0"
LWL: 48' 0" - Beam: 14' 7" - Draft: 9' 3" - Design Number: 218 - Rig: Yawl - Displacement: 76,700 lbs - Sail Area: 2,125 sq ft - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Henry B. Nevins, City Island, NY - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Launched: 1938 - Sail Number:
Boambillee - Type: One Tonner - Stock one-tonner design, eleven boats were built to this design. - LOA: 36′ 4″ - LWL: 27′ 0″ - Beam: 10′ 6″ - Draft: 6′ 2″ - Design Number: 1948-C1 - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: 13,462 lbs - Sail Area: 526 sq ft - Sail Number: S51 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Bill Barnett Sydney, Australia - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Chapman/Fisscher/Rhodes - Launched: 1968
Bounty - Class: Vintage - Built for Ned Dane as an aristocratic sailing yacht, equipped with her own steward, often serving meals with fine silver and shortened sails. - LOA: 57′ 6″ * LOD: * LWL: 50′ 0″ * Beam: 13′ 4″ * Draft: 6′ 5″ * Displacement: 50,000 lbs * Sail Area: * Design Number: * Yard Number: 55 * Rig: Ketch * Designer: L.F. Herreshoff * Built by: Britt Brothers, Lynn, Massachusetts * Original Owner: Ned Dane * Year Built: 1934 * Restored By: Rockport Marine * Boat Location: * Current Name: Bounty * Current Owner: Eric Blanc-Garin * Sail Number:
Brand - LOA: 61.25 / 18.67m - LWL: 39.33 / 11.99m - Beam: 11.45 / 3.49m - Draft: - Hull Number: - Designer: Johan Anker - Original Owner: R. Van Rees, NL - Current Status: Scuttled 1957 - Year Built: 1909 - Built By: Anker & Jensen - Hull Material: - Gross Displacement: - Sail Area: 2615.63 sq ft / 243 sq m
Britt-Marie - Type: SK-95 - The Swedish name Skärgårdskryssare (SK) means Shoal Cruiser, or phonetically translated Skerry Cruiser, referring to the protruding rocks off the coast of the Baltic Sea. - LOA: 69.78 / 21.27m - LWL: 47.90′ / 14.60m - Beam: 8.79′ / 2.68m - Draft: 9.84′ / 3.00m - Mast Height 78.74′ / 24.00m - Year Built: 1921 - Designer: Tore Holm - Builder: Lap Holm’s Yacht shipyard, Gamleby - Original Owner: Åkerlund, Erik - Sail Number: 95 S-8
Buzzards Bay 18
Buzzards Bay 18 - Class: Buzzards Bay 18 - 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