The Buzzards Bay 19, SPARROW, is an exceptional looking day-sailer built by The Landing School by Kennebunkport, ME and designed by Peter Culler. She is styled after his 17'8" Concordia Sloop boat with a heritage that goes back to small working vessels. Based on his Concordia design, Culler added 1' to the hull, length and width wise, 6" to the draft along with additional engineering improvements to make a more seaworthy, traditional looking, gaff rigged, day sailor. Sparrow has been impeccably cared for by her enthusiastic owner since 2002, having been built at the Landing School in Kennebunkport, ME in 1996. She has spent most of her time in the Watch Hill, RI and Cohasset, MA waters. She is an exceptionally beautiful example of the model and has just recently been reconditioned by Snediker Yacht Restoration. Perfectly housed on her included Load Rite trailer, she is easily transported and currently stored outside the Dog Watch Café at Dodson Boatyard in Stonington, CT.
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SPARROW's hull construction, though appearing traditional with oak frames, is by modern glued lap strake. The hull is tight and structurally stable, with no seams or leakage. Her topsides have been painted white with green bottom paint. The boat is in pristine condition having just been completely re-done (9/2016) stem to stern by renowned restoration professionals at Snediker Yacht Restoration (detailed bills available upon request). Her green cove stripe shows the name SPARROW on both port and starboard and is trimmed by teak on both sides, which easily transitions into her oiled teak decks, which are in excellent condition. At the stern, SPARROW has a beautifully varnished transom and is equipped with the optional outboard and deck mounting plate and additional hull structuring required for the included 2HP Honda motor.
Inside SPARROW you will find a roomy and comfortable cockpit with seating for 4 or 5 companions comfortably. Cockpit coamings are varnished mahogany, cockpit benches and floor boards teak, the deck is traditional laid teak, and spars are varnished spruce. The hull design is keel/centerboard with outside lead ballast at 710 pounds. Displacement is 2200 lbs. There is a small area for storage under the foredeck for canvas, your picnic lunch, or whatever else you might bring on board. Behind that is the mast constructed of sitka spruce, as are all of the other spars. Next aft is the dagger board which has a maximum draft of 1'6". At the stern you will find the helm, traveler bar, etc.
The trailer is by Triad, and is equipped with surge brakes and easy load/launch features of keel guides and tongue extension.