In 1914, Capt. Nat designed an open cockpit sailboat with a 12 ½’ waterline, available in both Gaff & Marconi rig, this boat was known as the Herreshoff H-12 1/2. In 1938 the folks in Fishers Island, New York asked Capt Nat for something a little more sea worthy so he modified his H-12 design by bringing the coamings more inboard so the boat could heal & he also lowered the transom & allowed the tiller to come over the transom as opposed to through the transom. He called this modification the Fisher’s Island Sound Bull’s Eye.
SILK PURSE was restored to "as new" condition by Artisan Boatworks in 2005 and has been professionally maintained at the highest yacht standard since.
Marconi Rigged, Includes a trailer and Sunbrella cockpit cover.
Please contact Alec Brainerd for more information. 207-542-0372
Contact Alec Brainerd for more information at (207) 542-0372
or email Alec@ArtisanBoatworks.com
Please contact Master User at 207- 236-4231
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Quincy Adams Shipyard
Designer: N.G. and Sydney Herreshoff
LOA: 15 ft 8 in
Beam: 5 ft 10 in
LWL: 12 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 6 in
Ballast: 750 lbs
Dry Weight: 1500 lbs
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.