Skip to main content

Builder will revive 1920s Herreshoff design

Dan Shea, in collaboration with Herreshoff Designs, is building a long-forgotten boat that Capt. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff designed in the 1920s.

Based on his 12-1/2, initially called the Buzzard's Bay Boys Boat, Herreshoff was inspired to carve the model of a finely lined hull form to produce an improved 12-1/2 in 1928.

In his notebook he described it as "a pleasure sailing keel boat, to replace the Buzzard's Bay Boys Boat." But it was not built in his lifetime and sat unnoticed for nearly 80 years.

Shea, of Bristol Boat Co. in Bristol, R.I., is building this boat with craftsmanship from Herreshoff's notes.

The boats will be known as the H-20 Class. Hull No. 1 is nearly complete.

"We are pleased to be working with such an exceptional boatbuilder to make my grandfather's design come to life," said Halsey Herreshoff, principal in Herreshoff Designs, in a statement.

Click here for the full release.

Related

MARINE-CONCEPTS

Marine Concepts Names Chief Executive

Industry veteran Terry McNew had a long tenure at MasterCraft, where he led the company through its initial public offering.

CED-MARINE

CED Marine Adds Sales Manager

Mark Sullivan previously spent more than 15 years at Navico and will cover the Southeast.

BWI-CONTEST

Writing Contest Open for Entries

Boating Writers International’s annual competition recognizes achievements in marine journalism, photography and videography.

DEALER-WEEK

MRAA’s Dealer Week Opens Tomorrow

The annual conference includes more than 20 educational sessions to help dealers adapt to the changing marketplace.

CRUISERS

Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”

GRANDBANKS

Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.

LIMESTONE-Q3

Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.

SIREN-YAMAHA

Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.

Northpoint

Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.