Sidney Herreshoff Designed Early 1900’s Beverly Sailboat
- This boat was designed by Sidney Herreshoff in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. It’s design came about when large boat owners requested a rowing/towing/sailing dinghy to use as a tender for the large boats but something that could easily be towed and sailed. The original boats were built of wood but in the 1960’s all of the boats were fiberglass. Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company of Marion, Massachusetts built all of the boats and only recently discontinued their construction.
- This particular sailboat was purchased by Smith College for use in their sailing program. A 1925 graduate of Smith College made a donation to the college to be used for adding to their fleet of Beverlys. Sometime in the past decade or two Smith College decided to concentrate on rowing and sold most or all of their sailboats.
- This particular boat has all Harken hardware, a carbon fiber mast and Quantum sail.