We enjoy building useful, attractive boats, and we also enjoy using them. This helps us to understand what makes a better boat.
“Eurynome” (Bill’s boat – seen in the photograph at left) is an example of L. Francis Herreshoff’s “Rozinante” ketch, design #98. She was built in 1965 by Dave Todd, under the tutelage of the late Allan Vaitses of Mattapoisett, MA. She is 28’ long OA, 6’4” of beam and draws 3’9”. Our homepage photograph was taken from her cockpit, which is a very nice place to be, indeed.
We are fortunate to have a complete set of building molds and templates for this design, should there be interest in having one built. Prior to purchasing Eurynome in 1996, Bill was the proud owner for 19 years of a Herreshoff “Fish” class sloop built in 1925 (see what we mean about a well-built boat lasting a very long time?) This boat is still actively sailing out of Edgartown, MA, and was the inspiration for Patience, our current project.