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1916 Fish Class Sloop for Sale
« on: April 06, 2018, 02:39:23 PM »

Launched in the spring of 1916 by Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, RI, SEA ROBIN (originally named SARDINE) is HMCo #807.  She is one of only 20 boats in the original 1916 Seawanhaka fleet only 9 of which 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 , with the same virtues of stability, rough water ability, good looks, and excellent handling characteristics. While she is only 4 longer than the 12 , she has twice the displacement and thus, in real terms, is twice as big.

The cuddy cabin allows for storage space and privacy for use of a head.  She has a custom galley, custom bunks and tent for camp cruising which she has done regularly, traveling to Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and the other Elizabeth islands and around Narragansett Bay.  She 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, (holding up to eight adults), that will be reassuring for folks of all ages and will be particularly good for couples with small children.

SEA ROBIN is marconi rigged, was completely rebuilt and restored in the 1980s by Ed McClave and Ben Philbrick, (now MPG), and will be sailing this summer.  Engine/Fuel Type: Yamaha 2 hp. outboard engine. Located Little Compton, RI.
Sale is being handled by Alec Brainerd, Artisan Boatworks,, office: +
cell: +1.207.542.0372, 416 Main Street, Rockport, Maine 04856