2003 GANNON & BENJAMIN 28′ “CELESTE”
CELESTE has often been described as a magnificent piece of art from the drawing board of Nat Benjamin, built by the family of craftsmen and artists of Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway company of Vineyard Haven.
Built true to Gannon & Benjamin form, she is built of steam bent frames on a backbone sawn from reaitivly massive timbers with carvel planking. Her backbone is angelique, while her frames are steam bent white oak. Planking is of white cedar, except for garboards and sheerstrakes where denser South American wana has been used from stem to stern. All deck joiner-work is silver bali (a mahogany-like wood). All spars are of spruce. Decks are of marine ply covered with Dynel and epoxy. Bronze fastenings are used throughout. All blocks and cleats are bronze.
At 9,489 lbs displacement and 394 sq. ft of sail, CELESTE is an absolute delight to sail. When the wind is unreliable, CELESTE is powered by a very well maintained Yanmar Diesel. The main sail has lazy jacks and two reef points. She is a keel /centerboard design drawing only 3′ with her board up, making it easy to bring her into the shallow harbors of the Vineyard and Buzzards Bay.
CELESTE sleeps two comfortably below in her lit cabin with berths port and starboard. Her two berths were just custom fitted with two new extra thick comfort foam cushions that provide an excellent nights sleep. The cabin is ventilated with four opening bronze ports and an adjustable bronze dorade. She has a sink with bronze hand pump port side and an extra large, well insulated ice box to starboard below the counter. She has ample stowage for several days out cruising. Her pottie set forward contains enough holding capacity for several days without need for pump out.
“CELESTE” can be seen on Martha’s Vineyard at her mooring in Vineyard Haven.
Should you wish to schedule a visit to CELESTE, or wish to discuss her particulars, please feel free to contact Tim McElroy at 413-335-6402
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2003 EDEY & DUFF HERRESHOFF 12 1/2 DOUGHDISH (New Listing) CALAMITY is a comfortable, easy family daysailer, well suited for teaching someone to sail, or for an expert interested in class racing as she is equipped with numerous hardware and sail upgrades. Built by Edey and Duff in 2004, CALAMITY has been a well cared one owner boat since launching. She has been owned by a most meticulous owner and is in excellent condition. She has been always stored indoors for the winter. Dimensions LOA: 15 ft 10 in, Beam: 5 ft 10 in, LWL: 12 ft 6 in Draft: 2 ft 6 in Displacement: 1500 lbs. Ballast: 735 lbs Along with new Harkin blocks, non-stretch rigging, CALAMITY has 4 quality sets of sails, main and jib, from Harding, Sperry, and Quantum as well as 2 spinnakers with pole and gear. The varnish is in very good condition and her bottom has been painted with Interlux Baltoplate Anti-Fouling Paint, for a racing finish. CALAMITY will be sold at the advertised buy it now price with her standard cruising sails (main and jib) and without the Triad Trailer. She is available with the Triad Trailer and her full complement of sails at additional cost. All rigging, blocks cleats etc. come with the boat ready to sail. 4 sets of sails: Main and Jib from Harding, Sperry, and Quantum as well as 2 spinnakers Larger main and jib sheet blocks to accommodate larger diameter lines. Scheafer main sheet cam cleat, large mast mounted card compass “Quissett” spinnaker sheet blocks, Masthead wind indicator, Non-stretch halyards, Custom outhaul Aluminum spinnaker pole, Wooden spinnaker pole, Custom hand carved name boards “CALAMITY”, Varnish oar and bronze oar lock Should you wish to inspect CALAMITY, she is located in Cataumet, Massachusetts Feel free to call 413-335-6402 or email email@example.com CALAMITY is a fabulous little yacht. The Doughdish is a fiberglass reproduction of the original Herreshoff 12 1/2 footer, constructed in foam sandwich fiberglass with teak trim. It is built to the exact hull dimensions and rig of the sloops designed by N. G. Herreshoff in 1914.
We’re very excited that our 1904 28′ B.B. Crowninshield has attracted the attention of SOUNDINGS Magazine. This past Friday, Soundings journalist/photographer Steve Knauth met us on beautiful sunny Berkshire afternoon to do a photo shoot of ANONA at TANGLEWOOD, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra BSO. Be sure to watch an upcoming issue of Soundings to see many fabulous photos and a beautifully written article on ANONA!
Chris Matoon of Berkshire Wooden Boat and I just teamed up and purchased the 1904 B.B. Crowninshield “ANONA” from the family who have owned her since 1964.
We just returned from the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic Seaport where she was on display and for sale. “ANONA” was received with rave reviews from Seaport Staff as well as show goers alike. We have her looking spectacular with her new paint and varnish and are looking for a knowledgable buyer who will restore her so she will be sailing another 107 years!