BUZZARDS BAY 15

BUZZARDS BAY 15 photo BUZZARDS BAY 15 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Keel/Cbrd.
Rigging Type:
Gaffhead Sloop
LOA:
24.50 ft / 7.47 m
LWL:
15.00 ft / 4.57 m
Beam:
6.75 ft / 2.06 m
S.A. (reported):
331.00 ft2 / 30.75 m2
Draft (max):
5.50 ft / 1.68 m
Draft (min):
2.25 ft / 0.69 m
Displacement:
2,432 lb / 1,103 kg
Ballast:
1,000 lb / 454 kg
S.A./Disp.:
29.36
Bal./Disp.:
41.12
Disp./Len.:
321.69
Construction:
Wood
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1899
Last Built:
1928
# Built:
92
Builder:
Herreshoff Mfg. Co.
Designer:
Nathaniel Herreshoff
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Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
29.36
Bal./Disp.:
41.12
Disp./Len.:
321.69
Comfort Ratio:
16.54
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.01

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Notes

The first 11 were built for members of Beverly Yacht Club, MA (USA).
There was another version called the NEWPORT 15 (1899) with deeper fixed keel.
WATCH HILL 15 (1922), updated by Sidney Herreshoff.
Thanks to Jim Reineck for providing corrected information.
According to him, over 30 of the original boats survived the 20th century, with more than 50 replicas (in fiberglass and wood).



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