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“Bella Luna”: a new classic

August 6th, 2015

2s copyBella Luna is a 27′ daysailer built with cold-molded construction.  She’s based on a Herreshoff Alerion with modern modifications by Chuck Paine.  Launched in the spring of 2015, this beauty will remain here on the Maine coast.

Click here for her specs and more photos.

Click here to view a time-lapse video of her construction.


2014-2016 New York 40 “Marilee”

May 5th, 2015

Marilee1Built in 1926 as one of the famous Herreshoff New York Yacht Club 40s, this 59′ sloop came to French & Webb for a two-year extensive refit in the fall of 2014.  She is one of only four remaining examples of her class, which has been described as having “that Herreshoff characteristic of passing unperturbed through agitated waters.”  So far her first year here at French & Webb has included removing her entire interior as well as removing, rebuilding and re-fastening her broad boards, making and inserting new bronze butt blocks, a new horn timber and floor timbers, a new mast step and stern post, and removing a skylight. Next year’s restoration will focus on her new cabin and putting in a teak deck in lieu of the old pine decking.

See more details on Marilee‘s blog:

2012 F&W 37 Daysailer “Untide”

February 4th, 2013

2sStyled with traditional lines and built of modern cold-molded wood construction, the F&W 37 rises to the top of the fleet in beauty, performance, and comfort.  The lean hull shape with balanced ends defines fast, responsive performance combined with great looks.  Stability derives from a 4,400 pound fin keel below while a 46′ carbon fiber rig carries the fully battened main and self-tacking headsail.  The classic cockpit was designed for total comfort and ease of line handling and can be enjoyed for single-handed sailing or with a full complement of friends. Built to the highest standard with no compromise, the F&W 37 is the pinnacle of the new breed of New England daysailer.

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View a video of the building of Untide

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