E. Farnham Butler

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1909 - 2006


Farnham Butler was the owner of Mount Desert Yacht Yard in Maine, USA and designer (along with Cyrus Hamlin) and builder of the Controversy line of small sailing yachts of the 1950's and early 1960's. Models such as the 24-foot AMHIBI-ETTE and AMPHIBICON, were ahead of their time with their reverse sheer and glued strip plank construction, light displacement and trailerability.

Sailboats Designed By E. Farnham Butler

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
MERMAID CLASS 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1947


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