Bruce King Design
Custom raised deck Cutter
Port Royal ,
South Carolina ,
Antonio Stradivari is considered the most significant and greatest artisan in the field of instrument making the world has ever known. His instruments are true masterpieces that have been emulated but never duplicated. In some way a similar parallel can be made with Frog Princess. Bruce King is considered to be one of the finest yacht designers of our time. His vision combined with exquisite execution by Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay Maine, has created floating masterpieces such as WHITEHAWK, ANTONISA, SCHERHERAZADE and LIBERTY to name a few. His craft are truly awe inspiring and employ the latest construction methods and materials while maintaining an aesthetic that only a true visionary could create. Each of his boats are one of a kind and Frog Princess is even more so as she was built for the man himself. If you are looking for a Stradivarius we can’t help you. If you are searching for a truly amazing piece of maritime history that sails as good as she looks then Frog Princess is worth serious consideration. Highly Recommended.
" A Master Builds One For Himself" is how Soundings magazine described Bruce Kings 24' raised deck cutter "FROG PRINCESS". It has also been mentioned in the Rob Report as an example of the best in modern classic sailboats.
Bruce King is considered to be one of the finest yacht designers of our time. His vision combined with exquisite execution by Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay Maine has created floating masterpieces such as WHITEHAWK , ANTONISA , SCHERHERAZADE and LIBERTY to name a few. His craft are truly awe inspiring and employ the latest construction techniques while maintaining classic aesthetics that only a true visionary could create. The FROG PRINCESS was a gift he built for his daughter who loved the fairy tale "The Frog Princess". Launched in 2005 in Boothbay Maine to the sounds of bagpipes and great ceremony , it was a feature of the bay for many years.
A pioneer in cold molding methods, Mr King used only the finest craftmanship and materials. The hull is made of Western red cedar and red Meranti set in diagonal layers and coated with 5 layers of West System epoxy. The custom interior mahogany carving and fitting was done by craftsmen at Hodgdon Yachts in Southport Maine. New green Awlgrip paint has been applied to the hull and the bottom was recently stripped to the epoxy with new West System epoxy applied . Three coats of 2000/20001 epoxy primer and 2 coats of MIcron CSC black bottom paint have been recently applied also. New gold leaf lettering was applied to the name. There are accommodations for two for weekend cruising and the raised deck configuration allows adequate seating below deck. There is a discreet head and pot belly stove to heat your coffee. A good sized cockpit with "park bench" style seating provides for more comfort than is usual in a boat this size.The sails were hand made by Nathaniel Wilson in Boothbay Maine, are in excellent condition and display many classic features, The jib was recently refurbished by him also. The brightwork has been done professionally as needed. The Frog Princess spent the Maine winters comfortably in inside storage and was used sparingly in the short summer seasons. Its excellent condition reflects this high level of care . This is a boat with classic looks and modern features, such as the fin keel and roller furling.
If you are looking for a truly amazing piece of maritime history that sails as good as it looks then the Frog Princess is worth serious consideration. This boat is a Stradivarius of design and quality. A one of a kind boat built to the highest standards for the personal use of one of boatings greatest designers. This boat leaves no head unturned when it sails by. There is simply nothing else like it.
Cold-molded construction with five 1/8" mahogany laminates over longitudinal stringers and mahogany backbone. Plywood and epoxy painted deck and varnished teak trim. Tiller steering to outboard rudder; 1,200-lb. lead outside ballast. Green topsides, white boot top and black bottom; 5' x 7' self-bailing cockpit. new bottom....striped / new coats of West sys epoxy/ epoxy primer/bottom paint including rudder new green Awlgrip hull paint / gold leaf lettering
Frog Princess accommodations are beautifully thought out and executed for two. 2 single berths, 1 head.
- Shipmate 2-burner, wood-burning stove
- Stainless Steel Sink
- Shipmate 2-burner, wood-burning stove
- Fiberglass icebox.
- Folding dining table.
- Ventilation: 1 hatch and 1 opening port with screen.
Engine ** UPGRADED and UPDATED**
$17,000 Electric motor upgrade! END OF 2019
Powder coated gearing and all stainless mounts
Fully enclosed control system
Side mount throttle
TBS battery monitor
7 year warranty - will confirm if transferable
4 Victron LiFePO smart batteries
Victron Quatro Inverter/charger
Chesapeake 3 bronze prop
Coupler and drive saver
- new canvas/cushions/varnish
- Jib rebuilt
- Nathaniel Wilson Sails
- Battened Mainsail
- Jib (Yankee)
- Masthead cutter rig with painted aluminum keel stepped mast and aluminum boom.
- Bronze hardware.
- Mast height from waterline is 31.5 feet.
- 2 Lewmar halyard and 2 Lewmar sheet winches.
- Complete CUSTOM boat canvas
Electronics and Navigation
- 2 compasses
- Handheld VHF
- 12-volt starting and lighting system
- Single 12-volt battery
- Fused electrical panel
- Master switch
- Engine starter/generator
- Whale manual bilge pump
- 2 dry chemical fire extinguishers
- Dock lines, boathook, 3 fenders
- Berth cushions
- 12-lb. Danforth
- Bronze Herreshoff anchor
- Custom bronze bow roller
- Two 10’ anchor chains
- 100-ft. ½” nylon rode.
|LOA||25' (7.57 meters)|
For more information about this vessel, please contact Russ Calasant.
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Russ Calasant grew up in Niantic, CT working in local boatyards and on charter boats. By age twelve, Russ purchased his first boat: fast forward to today and about a dozen boats later, Russ travels between Beaufort and Hilton Head, SC as well as Savannah, GA on his Boston Whaler and lives aboard his Sea Ray with his wife Lisa and pup Ziggy in Port Royal, SC.
Russ enjoyed over thirty-five successful years in his sales consulting career with a Fortune-1000 company. Russ also has more than forty years of boating experience, including many trips and deliveries to the west coast of FL, to MA, and places in between. For the last twenty years, Russ has held a USCG Masters License, recently upgraded to 100 ton.
Most importantly Russ looks forward to building relationships and helping folks achieve or continue their dreams of boat ownership and all the great experiences it brings.