BUTTERFLY is a marconi rigged Watch Hill 15, built by Dave Corcoran of Bull House Boatworks in Arundel, ME.
She is traditional plank on frame construction over a laminated mahogany backbone and with a canvas covered plywood deck. The marconi mast is varnished sitka spruce, and all deck varnish is teak.
These boats are thrilling sailors. They are fast, stiff, and responsive. The hull is slippery, and even at speed such little turbulence is created that the boat leaves virtually no wake. The original Buzzards Bay 15's were designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1898, and with their gaff-rigs known as the E-Class at the Beverly Yacht Club. In 1922 Sidney Herreshoff designed a marconi-rigged version of the same hull known as the Watch Hill 15.
BUTTERFLY comes with a trailer and is stored indoors at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine.
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