Herreshoff H-28


As HOLIDAY sailed into Marblehead, we passed a lovely big sloop; one of her crew shouted out “You are the prettiest girl at the dance!” L.F.Herreshoff’s  classic “compleat cruiser” offers comfortable but minimal accommodations for 2+.  As LFH wrote, “If you want to stand up, go on deck”! With her bowsprit 31′ LOA, 9′ beam, 4′ draft.  1951 Mahogany over oak, later cold-molded with mahogany/epoxy/glass.  Volvo-Penta 27-hp diesel,  five sails - including a big roller-furling Genoa.  She cruises at 5-6 knots under comfortable sail (often jib-and jigger: no leaving the cockpit). But Holiday doesn’t mind being pushed faster. Sailing now in Buzzard’s Bay, she will be hauled in mid-September this year.  Hull and engine in need of some work; happy to discuss details. 

Contact Information

Curtis Betts
Mattapoisett, MA
United States