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 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Dagger - Type: International 225 - Class: Grand Prix - 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. The prototype was 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. - LOA: 35’6″ / 10.85m * LOD: 35’6″ / 10.85m * LWL: 26′ 0″ * Beam: 5’11 / 1.55m * Draft: 5′ 00 / 1.52m * Ballast: 1,000 lbs * Displacement: * Original Sail Area: 225 * Yard Number: Prototype * Hull material: Weldwood Construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: C. Raymond Hunt * Built by: George Lawley & Son, Neponset, Massachusetts * Year First Built: 1936 * Contract Cost: $1,000
Danseuse - Type: 12mR - LOA: 60′ 7″ / 18.50m – LOD: – LWL: 39′ 4″ / 12.00m – Beam: 11′ 1″ / 3.38m – Draft: – Sail Area: 2,820 sq ft / 261.98 sq m – Design Number: – Rig: Sloop – Designer: Johan Anker – Built by: Anker & Jensen – Original Owner: S. Eyde – Year Built: 1911 – Boat Location: Norway – Current Name: – Current Owner: 2013 Terje & Rolf Thoresen – Sail Number: E 7
Dark Harbor 20
Dark Harbor 20 - Sparkman & Stephens of New York, the 75-year-old yacht design firm, is proud to announce the reintroduction of the Dark Harbor 20, the 30-foot one-design class sloop, which is to be constructed for the first time in modern fiberglass materials on a production basis at a very reasonable cost. - LOA 30'-0" 9.14 m
LWL: 20'-0" 6.10 m
BMAX: 6'- 8-1/2" 2.06 m
Draft: 4'-1-1/4" 1.24 m
Displacement: (Lightship) 5,200 lbs 3,360 kg
Ballast: 2,620 lbs 1,190 kg
Sail Area: (100% fore triangle) 357 ft2 33 m2
Design: No. 68
Desiderata - was one of only five to be built to design number 0756, and one of two ketch designs to be personally raced by Alden. - LOA: 66'0" / 20.11m * LOD: * LWL: * Beam: 14'03/ 4.35m* Draft: 7'04 / 2.25m * Ballast: * Displacement: *28.94 tons Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Design No: 0756 * Hull material: Wood * Rig: Cutter Rigged Ketch * Designer: Alden * Built by: USA * Year Built: 1975 * Restored By: * Current Name: Desiderata * Original Owner: * Contract Cost: * Current Owners Website * Sail Number:
Djinn - Built for America’s Cup Hall of Fame honoree Henry S. Morgan, Esq. Not to be confused with the owners other commission of the same name built in 1965 design number 1791. Built alongside the sistership six-metre GOOSE in 1938 at the Henry Nevins Shipyard, NY. - LOA: 36’9″ / 11.24m - LWL: 23’9″ / 7.28m - Beam: 5′ 11″ / 1.55m - Draft: 5’7” / 1.73m - Hull Number: - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Original Owner: Henry S. Morgan - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1938 - Built By: Henry Nevins, City Island NY - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: - Sail Number: 6/US80
Dolphin - To replace the NY 30, in 1936 New York Yacht Club Commodore W.A.W. Stewart organized a competition for the design and construction of the Club’s new boat, calling the best naval architects: John Alder, Luders, Ford & Paine, W J Roue, Belkar & Paine and Sparkman & Stephens. The instructions were a waterline no less than 30 feet, accommodation for 4 guests and one crew and the Scantling Rules of Lloyds. Olin Stephens was chosen and Henry B. Nevins Shipyard of City Island offered to deliver all the boats within 1 year – on completion of the 20 boats the tooling was destroyed as established by the NYYC. According to the magazine, The Rudder, “ ….the club did not want a crowd on the starting line and, above all, if the class were enlarged, the boats could end up in undesirable hands.” - LOA: 45′ 4″
LWL: 32′ 0″ - Beam: 10′ 7″ - Draft: 6′ 6″ - Design Number: - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: 40,000 lbs - Sail Area: 1,332 sq ft - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Henry Nevins, City Island N.Y. - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Paolo Zannoni - Launched: 1936 - Sail Number: NY 19
Doomernik Dragon - A unique ‘day-sailor’ based on the hull of a competition Dragon. With this touring boat, Doomernik Dragons, the only Dragon builder in the Netherlands, is fulfilling the dream of many touring yachts people. -
Dorade - Class: Vintage - Built in 1930 for a total of $28,000, DORADE was originally regarded as something of an anomaly because of her narrow proportions and sharp ends. However, she soon astonished the yachting world with her ability to stand up to any amount of hard driving on all points of sailing. - LOA: 52.56' / 16.02m * LOD: * LWL: 38.90' / 11.85m * Beam: 10.33' / 3.13m * Draft: 8.27' / 2.52m * Displacement: 37,020 lbs / 16,790 kg * Ballast: 18,000 lbs * Sail Area Upwind: 1549 sq.ft. / 144 sqm ((Main, 148% Jib & Mizzen) * Design Number: 7 * Yard Number: * Rig: Yawl * Designer: Sparkman & Stephens * Built by: Minneford Yacht Yard, City Island, New York * Original Owner: Roderick Stephens, Sr * Year Built: 1929 – 1930 * Year Launched: 1930 * Restored By: 1997 Cantierre Navale Dell’Argentario in Italy * Boat Location: * Current Name: Dorade * Current Owner: Matt Brooks * Sail Number: 16
Dorello - Type: M-class - Was one of Owens most innovative and successful designs.
Owens introduced a high aspect ratio stem head rig on “Dorello” which was later adapted by Herreshoff on the NYYC 50s And 40s.
In 1908, Yachting magazine voted “Dorello” Boat of the Year. And while at the helm of “Dorello” Owens won 58 of 62 races. - LOA: 73′ 0″ / 22.25m * LOD: 73″ 0″ / 22.25m * LWL: 48′ 0″ / 14.63m * Beam: 13′ 9″ / 4.23m * Draft: 8′ 9″ / 2.7m * Ballast: * Displacement: * Sail Area Original: * Design Number: 62 * Hull material: * Rig: * Mast: * Designer: George Owen * Type: * Built by: * Year Built: 1912 * Restored By: * Current Name: * Original Owner: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Doris - was fashioned after HMCo. hull number 510 Petrel, originally rigged as a gaff-sloop/cutter, was one of the first yachts of any consequence built under the Universal Rule of yacht design. - Doris Specifications: - LOA: 77’6″ / 23.62m - LWL: 56’7″ / 17.24m - Beam: 15’2″ / 4.62m - Draft: 9’2” / 2.79m - Hull Number: 625 - Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff - Original Owner: S. Reed Anthony, Boston (founding partner of the investment firm Tucker, Anthony & Co.) - Current Owner: - Year Launched: 1905 - Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company Bristol, Rhode Island - Hull Material: Wood ( 2 7/8″ x 3″ steam-bent white oak frames spaced 15″ apart, 1 3/4″ longleaf yellow pine planking below the waterline and 1 5/8″ double planked topsides.) - Gross Displacement: 97,650 lbs - Doc Number: 201963 - Sail Area: 3,780 sq ft - Sail Number: