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 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Landfall - Built in 1935, is the first Sparkman and Stephens yacht built outside of the USA. S&S was then at the beginning of what was to become the most famous yacht design firm in the world. Olin Stephens, just 25 at the time, was extremely surprised to find his first overseas commission came, not from Europe, but from Tasmania. - S&S "Landfall"
LOA: 44' 0" / 13.41m
LWL: 32' 9" / 10.02m
Beam: 9' 9" / 3.01m
Draft: 6' 6" / 2.01m
Design Number: 54
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Displacement: 24,000 lbs
Sail Area: 859 sq ft
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Built By: Percy Coverdale at Battery Point
Landfall - Herreshoff
Landfall - Designed by L.F. Herreshoff and built by Abeking & Rasmussen for Paul Hammond in 1931 as a racing boat. Notable alteration for rating purposes was the cutting off the graceful stern by 5-feet, leaving Landfall with a transom hung rudder, with a 5-foot long tiller. - LOA: 71’1″ / 21.66m - LWL: 59’11″ / 18.26m - Beam: 18’0″ / 5.48m - Draft: 10’10” / 3.30m - Hull Number: - Designer: L.F. Herreshoff - Original Owner: Paul Hammond - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1931 - Built By: Abeking & Rasmussen - Hull Material: Steel-Framed Composite Construction - Gross Displacement: - Sail Number: - Sail Area: 3,004
Latifa - In 1935 William Fife III, aged 78, designed one of his most admired ocean racing yachts, Latifa. She was one of his all-time favourites and, when he died in 1944, his sisters had a gilded model made of her. To this day the model sits on top of the spire of Fairlie Parish Church. - LOA: 70′ 0″ * LOD: 70′ 0″ * LWL: 52′ 6″ * Beam: 15′ 4″ * Draft: 10′ 5″ * Ballast: * Displacement: 43 tons * Sail Area: 2,195 sq ft * Yard Number: 808 * Hull material: Steel * Rig: Bermudan Yawl * Designer: William Fife III * Type: * Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie, Scotland * Year Built: 1936 * Restored By: Beconcini Yard * Current Name: Latifa * Original Owner: Michael Mason * Current Owner: 1976 – Mario Pirri * Sail Number: 121
Leonore - was one of two Anker & Jensen Q-boats delivered to Marblehead in 1925, the other being “Sally XIII” for Lawrence Percival. - LOA: 49 ′ 10″ / 14.96m – LOD: 00′ 0″ – LWL: 32′ 6″ / 9.90m – Beam: 9′ 4″ / 2.86m – Draft: 6′ 7″ / 2.04m – Ballast: – Displacement: 26,513(?) – Sail Area: – Yard Number: 285 – Hull Material: Wood – Rig: Bermudian sloop – Class: Q Class (Universal Class Rule) – Designer: Johan Anker – Built by: Anker & Jensen Shipyard, Asker Norway – Year Built: 1925 – Restored By: Dennis Conner – Current Name: Leonore – Original Owner: Robert Amory – Current Owner: Brad Swain – Sail Number: Q5
Linnet - Type: New York 30 - William Cannell Boatbuilding notes “When the NYYC 30 LINNET was built, Mr. Herreshoff re-designed the NYYC 30 spars to be hollow. For this, he increased the diameter slightly and changed the material of the mast and boom to (Sitka) spruce.” - LOA: 43′ 6″ / 13,20m - LWL: 30′ 0″ / 9,42m - Beam: 8′ 7″ / 2,67m, - Draft: 6′ 3″ / 1,92m - Displacement: 8 Tons - Hull Number: 636 - Rig: Cutter - Sail Area: 105 m² - Designer: NG Herreshoff - Built by: Herreshoff Boatyard - Original Owner: Amos Tuck French - Current Owner: Patrizio Bertelli - Year Built: 1905
Little Haste - Type: Knockabout Massachusetts Bay Cabin Class - Extreme example of the 21′ water-line Knockabout with a ballasted centerboard. 21′ restricted class sloop Little Haste, designed by W. S. Burgess as a rule beater. - LOA: 39′ 10″ / 11.91m - LWL: 21′ 0″ / 6.40m - Beam: 10′ 6″ / 3.23m - Draft: 3′ 6″ / 1.09m - Design Number: - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: - Sail Area: 950 sq ft - Designer: W. Starling Burgess - Built By: D. Fenton, Manchester, MA - Original Owner: Thornton K. Lothrop, Jr, Boston MA - Current Owner: - Launched: 1902
Lucie - The last six meter designed by Clinton Crane, and arguably his best. Lucie was built to the second iteration of the International 6 Metre Rule. She was built in Henry B. Nevin’s yard on City Island in New York in 1931, for the noted sportsman Briggs Cunningham, and named after his first wife, Lynn (Lucie) Bedford Cunningham Warren. - Length LOA: 37′ - Length on waterline: 23′ - Beam: 6′ - Draft: 5′ 6″ - Displacement: 8,300 Lbs.
Lulworth - Type: British Big Class - LOA: 151′ 11″ / 46.3m - LOD: 121′ 0″ / 36.87m - LWL: 94′ 0″ / 28.64m - Beam: 21′ 8″ / 6.6m - Draft: 18′ 1″ / 5.5m - Designer: Herbert William White - Original Owner: Richard Lee - Year Built: 1920 - Built By: White Brothers - Hull Material: Composite (mahogany on steel) - Gross Displacement: 188 tons - Mainsail Area: 5,005.2 sq ft / 465 m2 - Marconi Topsail: 1,431.6 sq ft / 133 m2 - Jib: 748.1 sq ft / 69.5 m2 - Herbert William White designed the Lulworth in 1920, was built by the White Brothers’ Yard for Richard H. Lee, who wanted a racing boat to compete in the premier yachting league in Europe: the British “Big Class”.