Herreshoff Fish Class

Custom built by Artisan Boatworks to the highest yacht standard of either traditional wood or wood/epoxy composite construction.

The Fish Class is and enlarged version of the ubiquitous Herreshoff 12-1/2, with the same virtues of stability, rough water ability, good looks, and excellent handling characteristics. While she is only  4′ longer than the 12-1/2, she has twice the displacement and thus, in real terms, is twice as big. 

The cuddy cabin allows for storage space and some privacy for use of a head or bucket, and she is generally a fine, handy, compact boat that will  keep the sailing fun even when conditions are less than optimum. She will sail fast at moderate  angles of heel, and like her smaller cousins features a large, deep cockpit that will be reassuring for folks of all ages and will be particularly good for couples with small children.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Alec Brainerd at (207) 542-0372.

Additional Specifications
LWL: 16′
Draft: 3′ 1″
Beam: 7′ 1″
Sail Area: 265 sq ft Displacement: 2,850 lbs

 Standard Features and Accessories
– Edge-glued cedar planking over steam bent oak frames
– Marine plywood bulkheads & deck, laminated mahogany backbone
– Bronze fasteners throughout, with hardware by JM Reineck & Son
– Sitka Spruce Spars (gaff or marconi rigged)
– Sails by Nat Wilson or loft of owners choice, Sunbrella covers
– Varnished Mahogany sheer planks, transom, coamings, seats, doors, and trim
– Bare teak cockpit sole
– Choice of paint colors, boat’s name hand painted in gold leaf
– Shaw & Tenny paddle & boathook
– Life Jackets, anchor, bilge pump, and required safety equipment
– 3-year warranty on all materials and workmanship

Optional Extras
– Galvanized Triad Boat Trailer
– Beta 14 hp Diesel engine with insulated box in cockpit
– Or, 24v Mastervolt electric propulsion system
– Carbon fiber mast
– Cockpit Cover
– Spinnaker with varnished pole and rigging
– Epoxy composite construction
– Centerboard “Flat Fish” version as designed by Joel White (2′ 2″ draft)
– Complete seasonal mooring to mooring storage and maintenance services