MYSTIC was designed and built to be used in the thin waters of Westport MA. She is hard chinned, flat bottomed, and has a full keel with an inboard rudder. She was built with local woods and re-purposed hardware. All of her rigging was hand made. The spars are recycled from past boats, as is the bronze hardware. Mystic is a pleasure to sail and prefers 10 - 20 knots of wind to bring her up to speed.
Odessa is a gaff-rigged L.F. Herreshoff-designed Buzzards Bay 14 (17′ LOA, 3-foot draft, 5′10″ beam) sloop launched June 8 at Clark Boat Yard in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
The hull for “Odessa” was built by Graves Yacht Yard, Marblehead, Mass. in 1984 and is cedar planking on white oak frames and backbone with a varnished mahogany transom. She was finished by Paul Rollins in York, Maine for her original owner, also in 1984, and features spruce spars, mahogany coamings and trim, and a laid cedar deck.