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2009 29′ Diesel/Electric Launch “Zogo”

December 30th, 2009

French & Webb has completed construction of a 29′ Diesel/Electric Launch designed by Stephens, Waring, & White Yacht Design of Brooklin, Maine.

This innovative launch is powered by a Steyr Hybrid drive incorporating a diesel motor coupled to an electric motor/generator, enabling the propeller to turn by either diesel or electric motors. The launch’s arched carbon canopy is covered with solar panels to help keep batteries charged. Construction is cedar strip planked sheathed with 9 oz. unidirectional carbon inside and out. The stern is cold-molded veneers sheathed with carbon.

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2008 3 47′ Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30 Class Sloops Totally Restored and Relaunched.

December 1st, 2009

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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at sail


2006 45′ FW 45 Daysailer “Erica”

December 1st, 2009

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.

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