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Detail - Hull 1421

Original Name:Current Name:Marlin
Hull No:1421Boat Location:Newport, RI
Contracted By:Mrs. Wallace D. KenyonCurrent Owner:John Hedley
Contract Date:5/9/1939Owner Since:4/2011
Original Rig:J&MCurrent Rig:
Original Price:$1,200Restored By:
LOA:21 ft. 0 in.Maintained By:
LWL:16 ft. 0 in.
Beam:7 ft. 1 in.
Draft:3 ft. 3 in.
Other Resources:Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné
Gallery / Galleries:

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
Mrs. Wallace D. Kenyon1939 - after 1948   
Jack Bumstead???? - 1977   
Herreshoff Marine Museum1977 - 2011Bristol, RIMarlin 

Marlin is one of 4 auxiliary cruising sloops derived from the Herreshoff 1916 Fish class full keel sloop by Sidney Herreshoff. The modifications included the addition of an extended house with pipe berths, a new Marconi rig and different materials. The Marlin is mahogany planked on white oak frames. Marlin suffered a fire in storage and was donated to the Herreshoff Marine Museum in 1977. The museum subsequently had the hull restored by an experienced boatbuilder in 1999-2000. Marlin has been stored mostly outdoors under cover since the restoration.

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