Building on the lines of the L.Francis Herreshoff Rozinante, designer/builder Nat Benjamin of Gannon and Benjamin, created the Tern Class Rozinante, incorporating greater beam, firmer bilges and adding more displacemtn and sail area.
HERO is a very well maintained version of this wholesome and very attractive "day and a half" sailer.
Does anyone build a finer wooden boat these days than Gannon & Benjamin?
HERO is planked with white cedar over steam bent oak frames, fastened with bronze screws. Sheer and garboard planks are Wana, a very dense and stable material.
Keel and deadwood are Locust and Angelique. Coamings and trim are Silver Bali. Decks are high grade marine ply finished in Dynel set in epoxy. All spars are varnished Doublas Fir. Deck hardware; blocks, winches, cleats and chocks are bronze. The lead ballast is fastened with 3/4" bronze keel bolts.
There is a large vee-berth with storage shelving above flanked by wonderful, varnished hanging knees. Countertops port and starboard provide storage and area for galley work as well as a nice, built-in ice box.. There is an enclosed area housing a Porta Potti. All serves to provide a comfortable space for over-nighting.
P.O. Box 182, West Mystic, CT 06388
70 Essex St. (Mystic Shipyard)
Mystic, CT 06355