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2006 Herreshoff 12 1/2

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Austin, Texas
2006 15' 9" Herreshoff 12 1/2 $26,995

Beam 5' 10" Draft 2' 5" none
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A SPECIAL BOAT: Nathanael Herreshoff designed the H 12 1/2 in 1914.

It has been in continuous production since then and is nearly universally acclaimed as on of the finest small boats of all time.

By 1914 Mr. Herreshoff had a legendary career of designing and building 6 consecutive Americas Cup boats and winning 6 consecutive victories.

Beginning construction of the 12 1/2, his Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built 364 wooden 12 1/2 boats from 1914 to 1943, when all manufacturing efforts were shifted to World War 2 military productions.

In 1947, Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. acquired the rights to the 12 1/2 design and switched to fiberglass hulls in 1950.

In continuous production since then to today new boats ($60,000 +/-) and all parts and accessories are readily available.

SPECIFICATIONS LOA ................. 15 9 LWL ................. 12 6 Beam .............. 5 10 Draft ................. 29 full keel Displacement ... 1,350 lbs.

Ballast ............... 750 lbs.

Lead Sail Area ........... 140 sq.ft.

Gaff Rig Spars .................Solid Sitka Spruce (mast, boom, gaff and jib boom) Classic Boat magazine Technical Editor, Theo Rye, has written about the 12 1/2 these are keel boats with a hefty ballast ratio, a healthy beam/length ratio and a modest sail area, your chance of capsizing are vanishingly small.

Also, the cockpit is deep enough to offer security when the boat begins to heel and its large enough for friends to share and move about.

The 12 1/2 is responsive enough to reward experience but forgiving enough not to punish inexperience.

Go to website for detailed information by builder.

Hull: Black hull, original gel coat, Buff deck, Green antifouling 11/2019 Solid Sitka Spruce mast, boom, gaff, jib boom Full keel, 750 lbs. lead ballast, 29 draft Bronze - all hardware Harken mainsheet controls Teak floorboards Mahogany trim and seats Spacious cockpit for guests Solo overnighting with air mattress and cockpit tent Sails: Tan bark main and self tending jib by Quantum Sails, Newport, R.I.

Like new condition - minimal use Custom Sunbrella sail covers and cockpit cover/tent Wood hoops with bronze clips for mainsail Flotation: Three sealed air tanks integral to the hull Two tanks under the cockpit floor, port and starboard Bow tank under foredeck Trailer: Triad Trailers 2006 single axle custom for H 12 1/2 and Cape Cod Shipbuilding Keel guide and adjustable screw jacks for hull support Custom supports for trailering/storing spars 5,000 miles usage since 2009 - New tires February, 2020 Deestone tubeless 20.5 x 8.0-10 Spare tire tongue mounted Accessories: Anchor, lines, fenders(bumpers) Keel bolt lifting harness All mystuff History: I purchased the boat, named the Black Pearl, still new, from its original owner in Massachusetts and trailered it back to Texas.

Absolutely no problems.

She has been used in fresh water only, including summer in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Over my 10 years of ownership the boat has been in storage for 7 plus years with a little more than 2 years docked in Lake Travis, Texas, marinas.

I have gotten to be 82 years old, retired in the Texas Hill Country, while my boat is still in like-new condition she needs a new skipper.

Herreshoff 12 1/2 Austin Texas


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Length:15' 9"
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Hull Material:fiberglass
Beam:5' 10"
Draft:2' 5"

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