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2012 HERRESHOFF WATCH HILL 15 Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Marblehead

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Centre Board
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Description:
Make Herreshoff Watch Hill
Model 15
Year 2012
Condition Used
Price US$62,900
Type Sail
Class Daysailer
Length 24 ft
Fuel Type Electric
Hull Material Wood
Location Marblehead, Massachusetts

This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a stunning N.G. Herreshoff classic at a great price. Fully restored, in perfect condition, NIBBET is the ultimate daysailer.

HISTORY:

There were 3 variations of the “15-Footer” built, and all were keel-centerboard sloops with cedar planking on bent oak frames. The original design, the Buzzards Bay 15, has a 15 foot waterline, 24’6” LOA, a 2’3” draft with the board up, and a gaff rig. The second design, the Newport 15 only varies in its draft, which is 6” deeper. And in 1923, 11 Watch Hill 15’s were delivered to the Watch Hill Yacht Club. These boats were marconi rigged, drew 2’3”, and had a few minor modifications to the trim and freeboard. Additionally, there were a few special boats built with full keels.

The hull was designed under the Length and Sail Area Rule, which tended to produce graceful, narrow hulls with long overhangs. When heeled over, the waterline length increases, and the boat picks up speed. Of the 91 originally built, 32 are currently known to exist. Of these, it is believed that only 20 are still sailing. The others are either in museums or are awaiting restoration.

These boats are thrilling sailors. They are fast, stiff, and responsive. The hull is slippery, and even at speed such little turbulence is created that the boat leaves virtually no wake. Even at 100+ years old, a 15-foot water line can give a modern go-fast machine a run for its money.

NIBBET:

NIBBET is something of an unusual Herreshoff vessel in that she was built in the 1950’s by Alan Vaitse of Mattapoisett MA to the N.G. Herreshoff Watch Hill 15 design. Interestingly, Mr. Vaitse was himself a shipwright at the Herreshoff Mfg. Co..

The boat was donated to the International Yacht Restoration School in 2008 and became a restoration project.

The original boat when donated was in significant decline, and the decision was made to undertake a complete and full keel-up restoration – there is no wood left from the original. All of the hardware is new and to Herreshoff specifications. The rig, wires, splices and all other standing and running gear are new and all to beautiful original specifications.

IYRS is world renown as a classic small yacht restoration school and their talent is fully evidenced in their work on Nibbet. The attention to detail --from lumber selection to exacting joinery—has produced a breathtaking classic day sailer.

Basically NIBBET is a brand new Watch Hill 15 with the restoration having been completed in 2012. She comes complete with a new custom fitted trailer, a new suit of sails, mooring cover and an electric Torquedo motor and mount.

Additional Information

Comes with a Electric Torquedo outboard with mount

Includes a new custom-fitted Triad trailer

Stored indoors under cover

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

**CONTACT**

Glenn Schroeder

Barnegat Bay Yacht Brokerage

609-312-8263

HeartsDesire1925@aol.com

BarnegatBayYachtBrokerage@gmail.com

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    Thank you,  Glenn Schroeder

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Overview

Price
62900.00
Type Of Boat
Sail
Make
HERRESHOFF
Model
WATCH HILL 15
Year
2012
LOA (feet)
24
Deck Material
Hull Material

Location

City
Marblehead
Province/State
Mass
Country
USA
Contact Number
609-312-8263

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Trailer
Yes
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Camper Back
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