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50' Herreshoff Custom double end launch 1926

$ 135,000

This beauty was designed and owned by L. Francis Herreshoff!! She was built by the Luders Yard and reportedly was used for a time as a pace boat for the Harvard University crew team in Massachusetts.

Was purchased in 1978 and totally rebuilt her over the years, launching her in 1992 with a layout that is designed for coastal cruising and comfort on the inland waterways. The interior layout is absolutely stunning with many different kinds of varnished woods as well as a working wood stove. This boat would really fit PERFECTLY in any Boat show and could also be used as a floating hotel suite.

Her rebuild was done using the cold molded epoxy method with 3 layers of strip planked Philippine mahogany and bronze fasteners. With a mahogany hull that is bronze fastened and encapsulated in epoxy, she is completely watertight when launched and does not need the maintenance or soaking typically needed by wooden boats. Over 400k invested about 20 years ago. Has been in storage for 15 years.

She has a 1984 low hours 75 HP Westerbeke model W-70 4 cyl diesel engine that moves her with ease, 50 gal. fuel tank,

Length Overall: 49.4' Beam: 6' 9" Min. Draft: 36"

Navigational EquipmentNavigation Lights

Deck FeaturesAnchor, Anchor Line, Bimini top, Full Enclosure, Raw Water Washdown. Rub Rails, Self Bailing Cockpit

Electrical ComponentsBattery Switch, Horn, 12 V DC Outlets, Accessory Switches, Alternator, Stereo, Water Heater

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of boating history. Boat has been in storage for the past 15 years due to illness. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Integrity Yacht Sales. 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:$ 135,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Custom double end launch

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Bath, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 49 ft 4 in
  • Display Length: 50 ft
  • Beam: 6' 9"
  • Yacht Category

    Antique and Classics

  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Westerbeke W-70
  • Engine 1: 1984 75.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company 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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