Small Craft

Herreshoff 1905 Columbia yacht tender and molds

This classic small craft, a Nathaniel Herreshoff's 1905 “Columbia” yacht tender, is built purposely for the discriminating wooden boat enthusiasts US! She was so named because the first was built for the Cup Defender “Columbia”. ​The “LOISY” is hand built from original researched offsets of the Nathaniel Herreshoff 1905 Columbia yacht tender a rowing and sailing dinghy designed in the early 1900's. We built her in 1981, she is 11′ 6″ overall, mahogany lapstrake planked, over steam bent oak frames, with floors over hand made molds, solid mahogany stern, oak, mahogany and cherry center board and cap, seats, rudder, hand pinged copper riveted and urethane varnished. The gunwales are red oak with a spruce mast and an additional blue mahoe mast with booms and traditional bronze hardware. The cat rigged sail is hand made. The oars are leather wrapped 7′ 6″ Shaw & Tenny from Orono, Maine, with bronze hardware. She is complete, ready to sail, row or just admire. She was last sailed in 2016, prior to the passing of her builder and co-owner. She has been properly stored on land. She is one of a kind and was built by Drew and Lois in 1981 in Eaton's Neck, New York and launched at Oak Island, New York in 1982. She participated in the Carriacou Regatta in Carriacou, Grenada in 1988. The original design and building methods were conducted exactly as per the Herreshoff technique. The handmade molds are also included. Contact for more photos and information. $28,000.


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