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ECLIPSE34' Herreshoff 1996

$ 80,000

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brooklin Boat Yard. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 80,000
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  • Location:

    Manchester, Massachusetts, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 34 ft in
  • Display Length: 34 ft
  • Beam: --
  • Yacht Category

    Antique and Classics

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Designer: Nathaniel G. Herreshoff

Builder: Damian McLaughlin

Year Built: 1996

Hull Type: Keel / Centerboard

Hull Construction: Cold-Molded / Wood-Epoxy Composite

Rig Type: Fractional Marconi Sloop

LOA: 33’, 9”

LWL: 25’, 4”

Beam: 8’, 9”

Draft (Maximum): 6’, 6”

Draft (Minimum): 3’, 1”

Displacement: 7,400 lbs.

Ballast: 3,750 lbs.

Sail Area: 539 sq. ft.

Auxiliary Propulsion: Yanmar, Fresh-Water Cooled, 2-Cylinder Diesel

Engine Model: 2GM20F

Engine Horsepower: 18 HP

Fuel Capacity: 11.5 Gallons

Freshwater Capacity: 10 Gallons

Blackwater Capacity: 10 Gallons

Hull is cold-molded wood-West System epoxy composite construction with Matterhorn White Awlgrip exterior finish. Exterior hull, centerboard and rudder below the waterline is coated with Green anti-fouling paint

Decks and housetop are marine plywood on fir deck beams overlaid with Dynel cloth set in epoxy with Light Buff exterior painted non-skid finish.

Trunk cabin sides, combings, toe rails, and companionway hatch, are solid teak with varnish exterior coating.

Cockpit benches and cockpit sole are solid teak.

Molded epoxy & fiberglass keel w/ 3,750 lb. lead ballast and centerboard trunk bolted to hull with stainless steel keel bolts, nuts and backing plates.

Wood-epoxy centerboard trunk w/lead ballast centerboard trunk in keel.

Composite marine plywood and West System epoxy centerboard w/integrated 200lb. lead

All deck hardware not associated with sail trim and handling is of cast or fabricated bronze construction. This to include docking line cleats and chocks, stem iron, backstay tang, chainplates, padeyes, turning blocks, jib club gooseneck, and deck fills.

The Buzzards Bay 25’s are fitted out down below with just enough in the way of interior accommodation to allow for the occasional overnight or weekend cruise and for a few hearty sailors who don’t mind roughing it a bit longer cruises both in milage and days on the water.

Furthest forward is sleeping accommodations for two people with berths in a V-berth configuration and a “filler cushion” to turn the space into a true double berth if desired.

Under the V-berth “filler cushion” there is a fixed marine head plumbed for discharge either directly overboard or to a blackwater tank for later shore-side pump-out.

Aft of the sleeping accommodations are reading chairs both port and starboard.

Furthest aft (to port) is a galley area with a stainless steel sink basin with manually supplied cold freshwater and storage areas located under and outboard of the counter space.

Furthest aft (to starboard) is the engine area with engine located in a sound insulated engine box with a sliding top that when open allows complete access to the engine area and when closed provides for additional counter and food preparation space.

Since Eclipse is provided with a cockpit cover / boom tent the cockpit can easily become additional sleeping space for a couple more adult cruising companions or a whole pile of kids.

Fractionally rigged, sloop configuration

Varnished Sitka spruce mast with fabricated bronze hardware and fittings.

Varnished solid Fir boom with custom fabricated bronze hardware.

Varnished solid Fir jib club with custom fabricated bronze hardware

Forespar aluminum whisker pole

Varnished Teak boom crutch.

Chainplates are bronze bar stock thru deck bolted to timber structure down inside hull sides.

Mast Step is solid wood step on keel.

Standing rigging (shrouds, jumpers, headstay & backstay) is 1x19 stainless steel wire with stainless steel swaged marine eye fittings and bronze open barrel turnbuckles adjusters.

Running rigging is low stretch braided halyards and control sheets in good condition.

Downs Sails square-weave Dacron mainsail.

Downs Sails square-weave Dacron self-tacking jib

Downs Sails Dacron jib in new condition.

Mainsail cover Sage green Sunbrella

Club jib cover Sage green Sunbrella

Cockpit cover / boom tent Sage green Sunbrella

Interior seat and berth cushions

Lewmar #16ST bronze single-speed, self-tailing sheet winches (2ea) on bronze bases port and starboard in cockpit.

Lewmar #16ST bronze single-speed, self-tailing halyard winches (2ea) port and starboard on cabin top.

Lewmar #6 bronze single-speed reefing winch on boom

Harken cam cleats and Herreshoff style bronze blocks on boom

Lewmar adjustable main sheet traveler, control blocks and cam cleats.

Multi-purchase mainsheet system with Lewmar blocks and can cleat.

Lewmar self-tacking club jib traveler

Lewmar self-tacking jib sheet and deck blocks

Winch handle

Ritchie bulkhead mounted helm compass (2ea)

1996, Yanmar, Model 2GM20F, 2-cylinder, freshwater-cooled, inboard diesel

Yanmar ignition panel with tachometer, and ngine status / warning lights and auible alarms

Engine Hours: Unknown, Assumed to be low as usage has only been for off and / or on dock or mooring.

Kanzaki, ModelKM2P transmission with 2.21:1 ratio

Vetus single lever throttle and transmission control

Stainless Steel 1” propellor shaft

Steel shaft coupling

Bronze/flax packing gland stype stuffing box

Bronze shaft strut with cutlass bearing

Maxprop bronze, feathering, 2-blade propellor

Tempo PVC fuel tank located in port cockpit seat locker

Fuel capacity: 11.5 gallons

Racor R12-S filter

USCG Type A1 and A1-15 fuel supply, return and vent hoses,

Single Group 24 battery for both engine start and ship’s dc electrical systems

Battery located in secured plastic battery box under v-berth by mast step.

Perko rotary-style battery selector switch in engine space

Blue Seas DC circuit panel with voltage and amp meters

Blue Seas USB charging outlet

Marine grade insulated stranded copper wire, well-routed and supported to ABYC standards.

Battery charging by engine alternator

10 Gallon freshwater stored in PVC water tank located under V-berth

Stainless steel sink basin in galley counter

Bronze manually operated hand pump

Jabsco manually operated MSD (toilet) located under V-berth filler,

10 Gallon blackwater tank located in forepeak

MSD system plumbed with Y-valve for discharge either overboard or by shore-side pump-out.

Danforth type anchor with appropriate chain and rode

Whale Supersub Smart 1100 in cabin bilge

Rule 500 with Rule-a-matic float switch in cockpit bilge

Edson manual in cockpit

Thirsty-Mate hand-held bilge pump

Type IV PFD’s / cushions (3ea)

Type III PFD’s / life jackets (3ea)

Fire Extinguishers (2ea)


Boat hook

Dock lines and fenders

2019: Complete removal and replacement of centerboard trunk.

2019: Engine removal, replacement of engine beds and engine area floor timbers, reinstallation, and alignment of engine

2020: Remove water damaged floor timbers in mast step area. Repair adjacent planking and bulkhead. Install new floor timbers. Install new mast step

Brooklin Boat Yard offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


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