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34′ Danish trawler
WB No. 185

KØRK, Danish trawler

Her new owner, Bo Moller, is restoring this 34′ Danish trawler, seen in WB No. 185, in Canada and
is documenting the process on the web:

61′ William Hand schooner
WB No. 184

HINDU, sail plan view

A 61′ William Hand schooner that changed hands partly due to “Save a Classic” (WB No. 184), HINDU has been made operational twice since, and spent the summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she first took passengers for hire back in 1945. She will head to Key West this fall, where the owners plan to take passengers for hire.

38′ Arthur C. Robb keel-centerboarder yawl
WB No. 201

GREY DAWN, Robb yawl

A 38′ Arthur Robb-designed yawl whose sale was finalized because of “Save a Classic” (WB No. 204), GREY DAWN now sails again as SOPHIA from Center Harbor in Brooklin, Maine—nicely refurbished and painted black.

37′ Peter Culler ketch
WB No. 208

FLYING LADY, 37' Culler ketch

37′ Pete Culler keel ketch, an adaptation of an 1840 British cutter; WB No. 208.

33′ Spirit-class sloop
WB No. 180

BLACK SPIRIT, Spirit class sloop

The new owners of this 33′ Sparkman & Stephens Spirit class sloop, listed in WB No. 180, had her trucked from Maine to Tennessee, then later moved with the boat to Florida, where restoration is progressing.

46′ Buzzards Bay 30
WB No. 187

EVELYN, Buzzards Bay 30

While MASHNEE was being restored in Vermont, this Buzzards Bay 30, appearing in WB. No. 187, was restored by French & Webb of Belfast, Maine, in 2008 along with two other sisters, YOUNG MISS and QUAKERESS II. See WB No. 203 for the full story of this spectacular restoration. Now named LADY M, this boat is available for purchase through French & Webb. 

Concordia yawl just under 40′ long
WB No. 151
SOLD, seeking current photo and information

No image available

This Concordia yawl, No. 4, just under 40′ long, appeared in WB No. 151. She went to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for restoration and is still a work in progress.

83′ passenger ferry, ex–sardine carrier
WB No. 218

PAULINE photo by Maynard Bray

Billings Diesel & Marine of Stonington, Maine, after rebuilding her hull, has had to take over ownership of PAULINE. The cost of completion became too much for the owner, and he had to abandon his dream. So here we have a good hull without an installed engine, and a superstructure that needs considerable work. But the remaining work could be accomplished afloat, saving drydocking fees and eliminating the risk of drying out from an extended period ashore.

40′ Green/Doucette Novi Boat
WB No. 206

BONNY BRIDE photo by Maynard Bray

Just as we were putting the final touches on this article, we found out that BONNY BRIDE had been donated to Jon Johanson’s International Maritime Library. Jon will continue searching for a new owner, one who will surely appreciate that she’s planked with cedar imported from Maine instead of Nova Scotia pine, and is better built than most. She has room to spare in both the cockpit and cabin—and is in decent structural condition. Perhaps it won’t be too long until we see BONNY BRIDE afloat again. 

42′ Hand/Herreshoff power cruiser
WB No. 183

LITTLE GULL II photo courtesy Tucker Reynolds

No prospective buyer as yet has satisfied owner Tucker Reynolds’s criteria: someone who he feels will do the boat justice. Luckily, Little Gull is inside Tucker’s shed—on ice, as it were—so there’s no rush. We believe someone, someday will come along, take the boat under his or her wing, and give her the restoration she needs. Having a boat designed by William Hand and built by Herreshoff makes her unique. What a pedigree! She’s practical as well, having good accommodations, a handsome appearance, and the performance you’d expect from her designer and builder.

45′ William Hand motorsailer
WB No. 149
SOLD, seeking current photo and information

No image available

She sails from Bristol, Rhode Island, as PROMISE.

36′ Clement lobster yacht
WB No. 222

MADDY SUE photo by Douglas Brooks

Jan Rozendaal so enjoyed restoring Mashnee with George Darling that he came back for more by buying MADDY SUE. As with MASHNEE, the work is being done in Darling’s Charlotte, Vermont, shop. Recent photos show her getting a new transom, some laminated sister frames, and floor timbers. A new engine to replace the old Chrysler gas one is also being planned.

34′ Fishers Island 23
WB No. 196

CRUSADER photo 1 by John Hutchison

Persistence paid off, both in acquiring CRUSADER and in restoring her. Present owner John Hutchison missed out the first time around, but kept in touch with the man who first bought her (based on “Save a Classic”), and ultimately was able to acquire her before any work had commenced. John then undertook a thorough restoration by himself over several years. Although he is not a professional boatbuilder, his skill is evident in the photos he took while the work was going on. Before CRUSADER, John had built a lovely Coquina, a Nat Herreshoff design, for himself.

70′ Trumpy houseboat
WB No. 176

Photo 1 by Caitlin Underwood

Trumpy maestro Jim Moores (see WB No. 207 for "Trumpy Man: How Jim Moores became Florida's go-to guy for restoration;" WB No. 176 for "Save A Classic: IBIS: A Trumpy-Mathis houseboat") saved the deckhouse of IBIS, though her hull was cut up by another firm. The deckhouse now serves as an office at the North Carolina branch of Moores Marine.

48′ Commuter yacht
WB No. 165

Commuter yacht FORTUNA III photo 1

48′ Commuter yacht FORTUNA III

78′ Herreshoff cutter/ketch
WB No. 162


Update, Sept. 2015: DORIS is to be restored

46′ Burgess/Herreshoff Q-class sloop
WB No. 152

FALCON photo by John Anderson

“Save a Classic” can take only partial credit for getting this boat into the right hands. Word of mouth among the cognoscenti got FALCON a new and enthusiastic owner—two of them, in fact. The first of these was the late Konrad Ulbrich who had another FALCON of the same Universal Rule class (designed by Frank Paine, which he renamed HAYDAY, see WB No. 207), and the second and present owner is Gerald Rainer who also owns the lovely Herreshoff schooner MARY ROSE.

40′ Crowninshield schooner
WB No. 212

FAME photo 1 by Bob Grieser

This yacht’s restoration had to meet a deadline—and  it did. In only a few months after being trucked from Chicago to San Diego, FAME was strengthened and spiffed up for relaunching on her July 10 centennial in 2010—quite a feat, considering her condition, which included a noticeably sagging stern, a rotted forefoot, weak floor timbers, etc., etc. FAME’s restoration followed that of the Q-boat COTTON BLOSSOM (now LEONORE) as the second such undertaking by Dennis Conner, the well-known AMERICA’s Cup skipper.

25′ Pemaquid Friendship sloop
WB No. 216

OLD BALDY photo 1 by Dave Harris

Jarvis Newman’s nostalgia got the better of him, and he couldn’t resist this one. Years ago, OLD BALDY had served as the plug for Newman’s fiberglass Pemaquids, and in semi-retirement he decided to go back to wood and refurbish OLD BALDY himself in his one-man Southwest Harbor, Maine, shop. It was a great coming-together both for Jarvis and for the boat. Unlike MASHNEE and FAME, which are many years older, this boat didn’t require a thorough restoration, just a general upgrade.

46′ Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30
WB No. 179

MASHNEE photo 1 by Maynard Bray

New owner Jan Rozendaal and builder George Darling teamed up to thoroughly restore MASHNEE. They did this in Vermont at the same time as French & Webb were restoring three other boats of this 1902 class in Belfast, Maine (see WB Nos. 203 and 204). All four were completed and launched in 2008, with MASHNEE having a Doug Hylan–designed marconi rig and a different interior layout. What a grand sight to see these four beauties on the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta courses!


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