Mount Desert Yacht Yard

Mount Desert Yacht Yard began as a yacht storage and repair business, but became a design and building yard, particularly during the late 1940s and 1950s, as E. Farnham Butler and his associates, Ted Earl and Cy Hamlin, developed a line of light displacement, reverse sheer cruising boats from 22 to 36 feet. These include the Amphibicon, Amphibi-ette, Controversy 26, 27, 30, and 36.

Sailboats Built By Mount Desert Yacht Yard

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

Model LOA First Built
AMPHIBI-CON 25.42 ft / 7.75 m 1954
AMPHIBI-ETTE 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 26 25.92 ft / 7.90 m 1954
CONTROVERSY 27 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 30 31.17 ft / 9.50 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 31 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 36 37.25 ft / 11.35 m 1960
HUSTLER 18 (MASSACHUSETTS BAY) 18.00 ft / 5.49 m 1924
MERMAID CLASS 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1947


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