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Nathaniel G. Herreshoff
1848-1938
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Known as the Wizard of Bristol, Nat Herreshoff was an innovative and brilliant designer, sailor, and boatbuilder. Features common on boats today—sail tracks and slides, bulb keels, fin keels, and hollow aluminum masts—were all developed by Herreshoff. He designed and built one of the earliest catamarans seen in the US.

Spanning a career of 70 years designing large and small sail and power boats, his influence on yacht design is unrivaled. As a designer, helmsman and engineer, he defended the America’s Cup six times: Vigilant, 1893; Defender, 1895; Columbia 1899 and 1901; Reliance, 1903; and Resolute, 1920.

For the more serious students of yacht design, most of the original Offset Books and plans are available for research at the Hart Nautical Collections of the MIT Museum. (Nat Herreshoff worked mostly with models from which offsets were taken and rarely saw the lines of his creations on paper.)
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NAME/TYPE        LOA First Built
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BUZZARDS BAY 15 24.50' / 7.47m 1899
NYYC 70 106.00' / 32.31m 1899
BUZZARDS BAY 30 47.00' / 14.33m 1901
HERRESHOFF 15 24.50' / 7.47m 1902
BAR HARBOR 31 49.00' / 14.94m 1902
NYYC 30 43.75' / 13.34m 1904
ALERION 26.00' / 7.92m 1912
NYYC 50 72.00' / 21.95m 1912
HERRESHOFF 12 1/2 15.83' / 4.82m 1914
BULLSEYE 15.71' / 4.79m 1914
BUZZARDS BAY 25 32.00' / 9.75m 1914
FISH (HERRESHOFF) 20.75' / 6.32m 1916
NYYC 40 59.00' / 17.98m 1916
S CLASS (HERRESHOFF) 27.50' / 8.38m 1919
WATCH HILL 15 24.50' / 7.47m 1922
FISHERS ISLAND 31 43.50' / 13.26m 1926
MARLIN (HERRESHOFF) 20.75' / 6.32m 1930
MARLIN 23 (HERRESHOFF) 23.00' / 7.01m 1958
GOLDENEYE (HERRESHOFF) 18.25' / 5.56m 1959
FLATFISH 20.25' / 6.17m 1960
BERMUDA 30 (CHEOY LEE) 29.58' / 9.02m 1962
DOUGHDISH 15.83' / 4.82m 1972
HAVEN 12 1/2 15.92' / 4.85m 1984
ALERION 26 (CARROL MARINE) 25.33' / 7.72m 2002



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