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  5. Nordic Folkboat

    Nordic Folkboat

    Rockport, Maine, United States
    2018
    $58,253

    ORCA is a new Nordic Folkboat, launched February 2018.  She was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building to an exceptionally high standard and won first place in the Port Townsend Annual Shipwrights Regatta.   Last year ORCA was shipped across the country to Maine, where at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport she was outfitted with a new custom Triad Trailer 10 hp Honda outboard, and a whole compliment of Wilmex self-tailing bronze winches. The Folkboat has been described as the most popular, successful and influential sailing yacht of all time. Designed by Tord Sunden as a clinker-built fractional sloop with a simple rig (two shrouds each side, jibstay and backstay) and a small, low-profile cabin, on a lively sheer with a raked transom stern. The Folkboat was the first choice of Classic Boat Magazine for their series of articles on yacht design where the described the design as “approaching perfection:” “The sections show a flare to the topsides for their whole length; a difficult trick to marry to a nice sheer, but achieved here. The freeboard looks perilously low but the boat is remarkably dry even when pushed hard. The flare in the sections means the waterline beam when upright is modest enough for decent light-airs speed, but as the hull heels it rapidly gains stability; aided by a very healthy ballast ratio, her stiffness is perfectly judged. She is also tolerant of added weight; a good attribute in a pocket cruiser, especially one capable of crossing the Atlantic or even more, so even quite reasonably equipped boats look and sail perfectly well. “The firm tuck of the bilges leading into nice, slim keel sections help generate good lift (in relative terms) from the long keel, which is a key to good sailing performance. The shape owes precious little to rating rules, only hydrodynamics; you pay for that bold forward overhang in accommodation or waterline length, maybe, but driving into any sort of sea you’ll be glad of that bargain. The slope of the transom stern tucks the rudder deep under the hull and the angle of the stern post, while typically Scandinavian, looks old-fashioned, even exaggerated; but time at the helm tells you exactly why they stuck with it. The fractional sail plan is equally well judged; with her relatively modest displacement and wetted surface area (for the type), she can slip along just fine, but will carry her canvas well as the wind comes up. She has seakindly manners that punch far above her modest weight, and her deep cockpit and nicely balanced feel on the helm all add up to a simple but satisfying boat to really sail. “Anyone brought up on modern, beamy boats who can overcome their probable prejudice against a long keel and lack of double berths (and, to be fair, standing headroom in most versions), is in for a revelation. The design of the Folkboat is an object lesson.” The main appeal to those lacking Classic Boat’s analytical skills is the boat’s suitability to almost any role. It offers one of the best one-design racing classes, with active fleets everywhere from San Francisco’s blustery bay to mainland Europe and the Solent, where Folkboats have won the Gold Roman Bowl in the Round the Island Race more than any other type of boat – 11 wins spread over nearly every decade since the 1940s. But they are equally suited to the ascetic who wants to sail to far-flung places with the minimum boat, as Ann Gash did when she took hers around the world solo from 1975-77. The two-berth interior, with its low headroom, is akin to camping, and most examples are equipped with an outboard motor rather than a diesel. When Colonel Blondie Hasler initiated the first singlehanded ocean race – the 1960 OSTAR – he chose a Folkboat (albeit junk-rig modified) and so did fellow competitor Val Howells. Others have found them to be ideal for coastal cruising or as family dayboats. Anyone can sail a Folkboat, but they are tunable enough to keep the most ardent racer satisfied. Variants followed thick and fast. British Folkboats, IF or ‘Marieholm’ Folkboats and, in the 1970s, mock-clinker GRP Folkboats all appeared on the scene, all aiming to preserve that wonderful hull but add more accommodation. Near variants include the Stella and Contessa 26. Today, there are an estimated 4,000+ Nordic Folkboats in the world.

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    Seller Artisan Boatworks Inc.
  6. Classic Dark Harbor 17

    Classic Dark Harbor 17

    Orrs Island, Maine, United States
    1930
    $27,227

    A Dark Harbor 17 is a pure sailing machine of great beauty; easily single-handed and offering comfort and safety with a small cuddy cabin and self-bailing cockpit.  The lovely, slender shape, with long overhangs, deep draft and large rig provide wonderfully sweet “feel” in this powerful, fast, responsive and handy boat. The round-front oak cabin trunk forms a cozy cabin that is just big enough for two narrow berths. Although headroom is minimal, the cockpit well will sleep two in fair comfort under a boom ten.  Mostly the cuddy serves as storage space, shelter in a rain squall, and a bit of privacy if desired. There are larger boats of similar character, but a “Seventeen” is probably the smallest design that offers such a fine and elegant sailing experience. DASHAWAY has been well maintained over the years, and recently received a complete makeover that included stripping and refinishing all of her paint and varnish.  The brightwork (including spars) received 10 coats of Epifanes varnish.  Her cockpit was removed to facilitate the replacement of sixteen frames, the interior was repainted, and an ingenious new teak clad footwell was installed with a hatch that can be raised for use as a table and upright seating. DASHAWAY comes with Garman ECHOmap chart plotter, depth sounder, solar panel, and a transom mounted bronze outboard motor mount.  The tandem axle trailer and custom fitted cradle are available separately.  For daysailing, racing, and the occasional overnight, DASHAWAY would be the perfect vessel to spark a lifelong passion for classic yachting.

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    Seller Artisan Boatworks Inc.
  7. Herreshoff Fish Class

    Herreshoff Fish Class

    Sakonnet Harbor, Rhode Island, United States
    1916
    $56,860

    SEA ROBIN (HMCo #807) was commissioned in 1916 by Bertram G. Work as SARDINE and built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI.   She was purchased by JP Morgan in 1917, renamed SEA ROBIN and presented to his son Junius upon his return from Europe following his service in WW I.  The half model shown came with the boat at the time of its delivery. SEA ROBIN is one of only 23 boats in the original Seawanhaka fleet, and of those 23 boats only 9 are extant and can be traced back to their original hull number.  This is a rare opportunity indeed! The Fish Class is and enlarged version of the ubiquitous Herreshoff 12 ½, with the same virtues of stability, rough water ability, good looks, and excellent handling characteristics. While she is only 4’ longer than the 12 ½, she has twice the displacement and thus, in real terms, is twice as big.  The Fish is generally a fine, handy, compact boat that will keep the sailing fun even when conditions are less than optimum. She will sail fast at moderate angles of heel, and like her smaller cousins features a large, deep cockpit that will be reassuring for folks of all ages and will be particularly good for couples with small children. For the more adventurous, SEA ROBIN is equipped with a small galley, bunks, and a full cockpit tent for cruising - which the current owners have done regularly.  The cuddy cabin allows for storage space and some privacy for use of a head or bucket.  She also comes with a 2hp auxiliary outboard motor.  SEA ROBIN was rebuilt in the 1980's by Ed McClave and Ben Philbrick. She is marconi rigged and will be sailing this summer.    

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