The classic Herreshoff S-boat, Lulworth (HMCo #915), seeks a new owner who will undertake a keel-up restoration so she can once again grace the open water and perhaps re-join the growing fleet of active S-class one-design sailing.
Please contact Peter K. Sterrett at 401-644-8395
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: NG Herreshoff
LOA: 27 ft 6 in
LWL: 20 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 9 in
Displacement: 6750 lbs
Ballast: 3350 lbs
Engine/Fuel Type: Other
The "S"-Class Boat is a displacement boat that is quick in light air, stiff in a breeze, and remarkably agile in response to her helm. She is powered by a five-eighths rig consisting of a self-tending jib, a main, and a spinnaker. The cockpit provides unusually ample working space for a one-design racer; it is moderately deep, comfortable, and relatively dry. The cabin provides shelter from foul weather, storage and space for a portable head if desired. Most were produced between 1919 and 1941 by the world famous Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island; designed and supervised by "Captain Nat" Herreshoff - the Wizard of Bristol.
Capt Nat's son, L. Francis Herreshoff sums up his impression of the S-Class:
"There have been few all-around better boats for afternoon sailing, cruising, and racing, and perhaps also the last one-design class that was somewhat comfortable."
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.