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    $ 26,995
    Herreshoff - 12 1/2
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    $ 26,995

    Herreshoff - 12 1/2


    Contact Bob at SevenOneThreeFourFourThreeNineThreeNineT hree

    Boat is located in Austin, Texas.

    Email Address: bob. - Click to contact - .


    Nathanael Herreshoff designed the H 12 1/2 in 1914.

    It has been in continuous production since then and is nearly universally acclaimed as on of the finest small boats of all time.

    By 1914 Mr. Herreshoff had a legendary career of designing and building 6 consecutive America’s Cup boats and winning 6 consecutive victories.

    Beginning construction of the 12 1/2, his Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built 364 wooden 12 1/2 boats from 1914 to 1943, when all manufacturing efforts were shifted to World War 2 military productions.

    In 1947, Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. acquired the rights to the 12 1/2 design and switched to fiberglass hulls in 1950.

    In continuous production since then to today new boats ($60,000 +/-) and all parts and accessories are readily available.

    LOA ................. 15’ 9”
    LWL ................. 12’ 6”
    Beam .............. 5’ 10”
    Draft ................. 29” full keel
    Displacement ... 1,350 lbs.

    Ballast ............... 750 lbs.

    Sail Area ........... 140 sq.ft.

    Gaff Rig
    Spars .................Solid Sitka Spruce
    (mast, boom, gaff and jib boom)

    Classic Boat magazine Technical Editor, Theo Rye, has written about the 12 1/2 “these are keel boats with a hefty ballast ratio, a healthy beam/length ratio and a modest sail area, your chance of capsizing are vanishingly small.

    Also, the cockpit is deep enough to offer security when the boat begins to heel and it’s large enough for friends to share and move about.

    The 12 1/2 is responsive enough to reward experience but forgiving enough not to punish inexperience.”

    Go to www.capecodshipbuilding.com website for detailed information by builder.

    Hull: Black hull, original gel coat, Buff deck, Green antifouling 11/2019
    Solid Sitka Spruce mast, boom, gaff, jib boom
    Full keel, 750 lbs. lead ballast, 29” draft
    Bronze - all hardware
    Harken mainsheet controls
    Teak floorboards
    Mahogany trim and seats
    Spacious cockpit for guests
    Solo overnighting with air mattress and cockpit tent

    Tan bark main and self tending jib by Quantum Sails, Newport, R.I.

    Like new condition - minimal use
    Custom Sunbrella sail covers and cockpit cover/tent
    Wood hoops with bronze clips for mainsail

    Three sealed air tanks integral to the hull
    Two tanks under the cockpit floor, port and starboard
    Bow tank under foredeck

    Triad Trailers 2006 single axle custom for H 12 1/2 and Cape Cod Shipbuilding
    Keel guide and adjustable screw jacks for hull support
    Custom supports for trailering/storing spars
    5,000 miles usage since 2009 -
    New tires February, 2020
    Deestone tubeless 20.5 x 8.0-10
    Spare tire tongue mounted

    Anchor, lines, fenders(bumpers)
    Keel bolt lifting harness
    All my”stuff”

    History: I purchased the boat, named the Black Pearl, still new, from its original owner in Massachusetts and trailered it back to Texas.

    Absolutely no problems.

    She has been used in fresh water only, including summer in Grand Lake, Colorado.

    Over my 10 years of ownership the boat has been in storage for 7 plus years with a little more than 2 years docked in Lake Travis, Texas, marinas.

    I have gotten to be 82 years old, retired in the Texas Hill Country, while my boat is still in like-new condition she needs a new skipper.

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    Model12 1/2
    Year built2006
    Conditionvery good
    Length15 ft
    Beam5 ft
    Material hullFiberglass
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