L. Francis Herreshoff NATOMA

Sail Number:

Type: Diddikai

LOA: 36″6″ / 11.12m
LWL: 31’0″ / 9.44m
Beam: 8’8″ / 2.64m
Draft: 4’9” / 1.44m
Current Owner: Frank Graham
Home Port: Seattle, United States
Year Launched: 1946
Design Number: Second vessel built to design number 74
Hull ID Number: 282765
Hull Material: Cedar on oak with mahogany sistered frames.
Displacement: 17,843 lbs
Ballast: 5500 lbs
Sail Area: 510
Engine: 2012 Beta 16 hp diesel – cruise 5.5 knots 1/3 gallon diesel/hour
Ship Plan Location: Mystic Seaport


A capable easily driven vessel that has sailed extensively from Bay Area of California to Hawaii, the Sea of Cortez, Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and Canada.


The Wall of Remembrance – The Owners, Crew & Notable Guest:

Owner: Christine and Jim Alkire
Owner: Frank Graham
Guest: Roger C. Taylor International Marine Publishing Company, and author of seven books on yacht design and seamanship.


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