Herreshoff Mfg. Co.

www.herreshoff.org

1878 - 1943

Formed as a partnership between John Brown Herreshoff and his younger brother, Nathaniel. Though the reputation of the latter is well established, it was the elder Herreshoff (who was blind), that kept the finances in order. So important was his role that company was sold very shortly after his death.


The Herreshoff Museum has a website, listed below. A visit to the museum is certainly worth the trip even for the casual enthusiast. Others might find themselves looking for longer term accommodations.

Over 14,000 plans and related design records were loaned to MIT when the firm was closed by the General Manager, Rudolph F. Haffenreffer (MIT Class of 1895).
In 1961, the Haffenreffer Family donated the collection to MIT. A 218 page guide is available at MIT Museum or by mail from the Hart curator.

web.mit.edu
herreshoff-legacy.mit.edu

Sailboats Built By Herreshoff Mfg. Co.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
ALERION 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1912
BAR HARBOR 31 49.00 ft / 14.94 m 1902
BISCAYNE BAY 14 14.42 ft / 4.40 m 1925
BULLSEYE 15.71 ft / 4.79 m 1914
BUZZARDS BAY 15 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1899
BUZZARDS BAY 18 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1903
BUZZARDS BAY 25 32.58 ft / 9.93 m 1914
BUZZARDS BAY 30 46.50 ft / 14.17 m 1901
FISH (HERRESHOFF) 20.75 ft / 6.32 m 1916
FISHERS ISLAND 23 34.00 ft / 10.36 m 1931
FISHERS ISLAND 31 43.50 ft / 13.26 m 1928
GEMINI (CAPE COD) 16.08 ft / 4.90 m 1955
HERRESHOFF 12 1/2 15.83 ft / 4.82 m 1914
HERRESHOFF 15 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1902
MARLIN (HERRESHOFF) 20.75 ft / 6.32 m 1937
MARLIN 23 (HERRESHOFF) 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1958
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 30 43.75 ft / 13.34 m 1904
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 40 59.00 ft / 17.98 m 1916
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 50 72.00 ft / 21.95 m 1912
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 57 85.25 ft / 25.98 m 1906
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB 70 106.00 ft / 32.31 m 1899
NEWPORT 29 (HERRESHOFF) 35.58 ft / 10.84 m 1914
S-CLASS (HERRESHOFF) 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1919
SEAFARER (HERRESHOFF) 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1937
SEAWANHAKA ONE-DESIGN (HERRESHOFF) 20.00 ft / 6.10 m 1916


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