Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bristol Boat Company/Herreshoff Design make Captain Nat designed 20' sloop on Burton Street

There will be a special article on the making of a prototype 20' Herreshoff (Capt. Nat designed) sloop called the H-20 on the front page of this weeks East Bay LIFE Section. Its all going on inside the gray buildings on Burnside Street in Bristol where Capt Nat worked for years on his famous boats three generations ago. The project involves the collaboration of Captain Nat's grandson, Halsey Herreshoff and his Herreshoff Designs partner Adam Langerman with Dan Shea, boat builder extraordinaire of Bristol Boat Company and his right hand worker, Bradford Gove, ex- HMM dockmaster. (Can't think of a stronger team of talent and expertise than this crew.) The rigging will be carbon fiber. The boat is to be completed sometime in June.
Overall length is 19'10"
Waterline: 17' 4"
Beam: 6' 9.5"
Draft: 3' 1"
Cockpit: 9' long
This is so exciting. It's one thing to thing about doing this and all together another to actually DO IT. To bring a never before made design by Captain Nat to life and reality. Congrats to all! Can't wait until she's in the water!

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