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Friday, February 24, 2012

Mustang and Morgan's Ghost - Club Swan 42s

With the 2012 racing season rapidly approaching, these two Club Swan 42s are excellent choices in this exciting fleet.

In 2005, the New York Yacht Club set out to create another NYYC one-design class. Since its launch, this class has been a huge success. With one-design and handicap racing taking place around the world. The boats are capable of offshore racing, round the buoys racing or family cruising. The Swan 42 Class is very active and strong. There is a very good fleet in the New England, USA area with upwards of 10-15 boats at major regattas. Every other year the NYYC hosts the Invitational Cup which brings yacht clubs from around the world to race in this exciting event in the Club Swan 42s.

The class is based on Owner-Drivers and the level of competition is extremely high, but with the boats being equal in performance, the victories go to those with the best crew work and tactics. While the boats are all equal, it never hurts when extra preparation goes into maximizing speed potential. Both Mustang and Morgan's Ghost have benefited from top level preparation. Both are lightly used and race ready. Mustang recently finished 3rd in the Invitational Cup, demonstrating just how fast she is.

For more information on either of these great Club Swan 42s, contact the central listing agent, Kevin Dailey

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adventuress - 40' Rhodes Sloop 1955

Adventuress is one of only a handful of Rhodes 27's that were built at the venerable Abeking & Rasmussen yard in Lemwerder, Germany.

Her superstructure is built of teak. Her decks are teak as well.

She been professionally restored and meticulously maintained and is a fine example of this popular and well-found classic.

Adventuress is currently listed for $135,000. Click here to access the full listing. For more information, contact Jeff Grey at 774-454-7638 or by email to

Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-0"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 5' 10"
Displacement 20,000 lbs

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lucky Pierre - 27' Herreshoff S-Boat 1923

Lucky Pierre (sail number 66 above) has had numerous names in her lifetime: Erne, Obsession, Rover, Seven Bells and Resolute. She is a 1923 S-Boat designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff and built by George Lawley & Son of Massachusetts. The boat was rebuilt by the Mount Desert Yacht Yard in 1979. She is in good structural condition and a joy to sail.

The local class association in Narragansett Bay is very active with generally 20 boats racing. Click here to learn more about the Class Association. She is currently lying in Newport, Rhode Island.

Here are the sail and deck plans.

The asking price is $35,000 and includes an aluminum trailer. Her complete listing can be accessed by clicking here. If you would like further information, please contact the listing broker Harry Morgan or by calling Harry directly at: 516-551-6224 (mobile).

Principal Dimensions
LOA 27'-0"
LWL 20'-1"
Beam 7'-2"
Draft 4'-9"
Displacement 6,750 lbs
Ballast 3,350 lbs
Sail Area 431 sq ft