Sea Bird Yawl Irene Agnes


$7,000 or best offer. Excellent example of Thomas Fleming Day’s 1901 Sea Bird Yawl design. Full keel, gaff-rigged on both main and mizzen. Mahogany planking on oak frames; laid canvas decks. Iron external ballast block in the keel. Originally constructed on the Great Lakes in 1936, completely rebuilt by Alex Hadden (Hadden Boat Company, Georgetown, ME) in the late 1980s. In 2004-2005, Dave Peterson (The Wooden Tangent, Mattapoisett, MA) replaced the horn timber and keelson, recanvased the housetop, and rebuilt the cockpit. She is well-balanced, easily single-handed, and a joy to sail. We regret giving her up, but we don’t have a mooring and as a result have been unable to sail her for several years. She has been stored clean and dry under cover. All sails, rigging and gear have been kept in climate-controlled storage. The mainsail and jib date to her 1980s restoration, but are still in fair condition. The mizzen was built by Nat Wilson in 2005 and is excellent condition. All rigging, blocks and spars are in good condition, though in need of grease, slush and brightwork. Bronze, deck-mounted outboard mount. 6-hp Johnson Sailmaster outboard (not currently working) Ground tackle: 1 Danforth, 1 fisherman’s anchor with chain and rope. Overall, good condition. The only major project needed before her next launch is replacing the keel heel shoe and bearing assembly for the rudder. Both the rudder and ballast block were covered in fiberglass that has de-laminated, contributing to rust. Contact for additional pictures. Competent offers considered.

Contact Information

Carl Herzog
East Falmouth, MA
United States