22’ Counter-Sterned Launch with Cat Sailing Rig


22′ Counter-sterned launch with gaff sailing rig designed by Robert W. Stephens and built in 1996 by the Apprentice Shop in Rockland, ME. Inspired by the Long Island Sound South Bay Gil Smith catboats from the turn of the century. Displacement 4,000 pounds. Traditionally built using eastern white pine strip planks, bronze bolted and copper riveted to steam bent white oak frames. Structural element white oak, cabin sides, coamings, floorboards, trim and hatches are black locust. Cabin top and decks are resin coated Dynel over marine plywood. Spruce mast, gaff and boom. All hardware bronze with Edson worm-drive steering quadrant. Powered by well-maintained Yanmar 27-hp fresh water cooled three cylinder diesel. Featured in WoodenBoat magazine No.135, March/April 1997 (accompanied by Kathy Bray illustration). This is a launch with a cat style sailing rig. Go out in no wind or too much wind for sailing with no problem but you can sail when the wind is right. Comes with custom fitted Load-Rite galvanized twin axle trailer with hydraulic surge brakes. $18,000.

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Peter LaRosa
United States