N.G. Herreshoff DORIS

Doris Specifications:

Ex; Astarte, Huntress and Vayu

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.)
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



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. In 1934, DORIS was modified by her then-current owner, Lawrence Lowell Reeve, and changed to a Marconi-ketch. The spars were sitka spruce, , with the mainmast measuring 90′ overall (83′ on deck) and the mizzenmast 58′ overall (51′ on deck).

Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, DORIS is curently being restored (2016) by David Snediker, of Taylor & Snediker Yacht Restoration to original configuration, aside from a few engineering changes. The research and design phase of the project is complete and the lumber is being milled for the frames in preparation for the 5 plus year restoration process.


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