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1951 Herreshoff 28

$54,500 USD

  • $54,500 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Ketch
  • 1951
  • Herreshoff
  • 28
  • Bristol, Rhode Island, US
  • Sail
  • 087689
  • 28ft / 8.53 m
  • 9ft / 2.74 m
  • Volvo Penta
  • 2003
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • Wood
  • 6
  • 2016-04-21
  • 2016-04-21
  • 1897334

- Stock #087689 -


1951 L. Francis Herreshoff H28 to original specs with bowsprit later added per L. Francis Herreshoff design to correct weather helm. Built in Quebec.

Original planking mahogany over oak, 2003 2 layers of 6mm marine ply bedded in epoxy moulded over planks at opposing 45 degree angles. Hull is now "dry" and can be transported, left on the hard, etc as a plastic would be, with the strength, quietness, etc. of a wooden hull. Best of both worlds.

Floor frames and keel bolts replaced in 2013. Decks are dynel over plywood.

Auxiliary is 2003 Volvo 2003 is fine working shape with shaft new in 2015 and bronze folding prop.

All standing rigging, running rigging, and working sails new in 2013. Includes main, mizzen, genoa on harken furler, mizzen staysail and brand new drifter.

Boat includes sunbrella boom tent which functions as a sun shade when raised on halyards.

Alcohol stove, compost toilet new in 2015. Bruce and Herreshoff Anchors with chain and rope rodes. Bronze bow roller.

She has 2 Settee Berths and a V-Berth which sleeps 2.

Self draining cockpit with mahogany seat lockers


According to the owner of this beautiful classic, "She easily handles wind in excess of 30 knots and I've been in 15' swells without worry."

This representative would then ask, "What else do you need?"

The seller provided that........

"She also moves easily in under 6 knots of breeze."

"I haven't had a hiccup yet with the Volvo since having the fuel tank cleaned last's is a monel tank."

"I also have plenty of fuel filters, water separators, raw water strainer, etc."

"There is an engine battery and house battery - new in 2013."

"There is an electric bilge pump and a whale gusher. I haven't had more than a cup of water in the bilge all year, as the cover keeps everything dry."

This documented antique is "one of the prettiest boats in Narragansett Bay and is regularly sailed around Cape Cod and the Islands."

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ConditionThere is a recent survey available for review at showings. The survey mentioned 2 things....... - A soft area around a sink drain on her starboard quarter THE FIX - Re-planked around and cold moulded over, then 7 barrier coats were applied. - The other issue was a bit of hollow sound near port mizzen chain plates. THE FIX - Previous owner thoroughly injected with epoxy. Current owner subsequently made bronze covers for all of the chain-plates and bedded them in butyl rubber. In the words of her current owner, who is a professional woodworker........... "She's extremely sound and I sail her vigorously."

Navigational Equipment - Compass
- Depth Instrument (Lead Full Keel)
- Navigation Lights
- Speed Instrument
- Wind Instrument

Mechanical - Ballast
- Bilge Pump
- Bottom Paint
- Cooling System (F/W)
- Bow Pulpit
- Engine Compartment
- Fuel Tank (25 Gals.)
- Hand Rails
- Keel (Lead - Full Keel)
- Starting Type (Electric)

Electrical Systems - Battery
- Engine Kill Switch
- Fuel Gauge
- Night Lighting
- Oil Pressure Gauge
- Ship's Power (12v DC)
- Shore Power
- Shore Power (110v. AC
- Stereo

Accommodations - Berth (V-berth, Settee Berth)
- Cabin Appointments
- Cabinets
- Cabins
- Companionway
- Handbasin
- Head
- Ice Box
- Nav Station
- Pressurized Water
- Shower

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Bow Rail
- Cockpit Drainage System
- Cockpit Seating
- Main Sail
- Non-skid Deck
- Sail Cover
- Self Bailing Cockpit
- Storage
- Table
- Winches

Safety Equipment - Grab Rails

Sails - Genoa
- Main
- Mizzen
- Staysail
- Drifter

Rigging - Furler
- Running Rigging
- Standing Rigging

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