Buzzards Bay 30s were originally built in 1902 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, R.I. The 47-foot yachts were ordered by the Beverly, Mass., Yacht Club and were raced as a class. French & Webb was selected to restore three of these 30-foot class sloops. These yachts, in varying stages of disrepair, were restored to their original condition using materials, hardware & details specified in their Herreshoff plans. Where possible, the same species of woods as on the original boats were used, including double planking of cypress and fir with a bedding of thickened shellac between them. The new BB 30s are living testament to last century’s golden age of yachting.
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Designed by C.W. Paine, this 45′ modern daysailer/racer combines an exhilarating sail plan with a comfortable, expansive cockpit & interior. Designed to be competitive on the race course, Erica offers a platform for a well-mannered boat that is easily handled.
A “floating piece of furniture” built of composite/epoxy construction, she sports mahogany topsides, teak decks and a light playful interior of sitka spruce that offers 6’3″ headroom.
Erica is equipped with all the amenities expected on today’s yachts: 40 HP Volvo sail drive, B&G electronics, carbon fiber rig, hydraulic sail trim, shower, and refrigeration.