ALEMANA

ALEMANA is one of the last twelve 12½ footers built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. She was found on the Wooden Boat Rescue Foundation website back in 2005, and was in terrible condition, not having seen the water since about 1989. The current owner performed a complete restoration from 2009 to 2014, where the boat was completely re-framed, re-planked, new keelson, stem, etc. All that remains from the original boat are the spars, deadwood, ballast, and about ten other wooden parts.

The restoration was performed using traditional construction techniques, however the decisions made to incorporate (or not) modern construction or repair techniques was chronicled in the paper “Traditional Boat Building & Restoration in a Modern Era”, which was presented at the 6th Classic Yacht Symposium.

Restoration photos are available at https://erickswoodenboatpics.shutterfly.com/

Design Specs

LOA:
15′ 
10″
Beam:
5′ 
10″
LWL:
12′ 
6″
Draft:
2′ 
6″
Design or Class: 
Herreshoff 12 1/2 (original Bullseye)
Home Port: 
Port Henry, NY
Designer: 
N.G. Herreshoff
Boat Type: 
Sloop
Rig: 
marconi
Gross Displacement: 
1400 lbs
Sail Number: 
25
Sail Area: 
140
Number of Engines: 
0
Builder Name: 
Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
Location Built: 
Bristol, RI
Year Built: 
1941
Hull or Design No.: 
744
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
NY 9698 GN
Owner Name: 
Erick Singleman
Owner Country: 
USA
Posted on:
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:15am
Last modified on:
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:06pm