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2011 Wm Fife III 8m “Quest”

November 16th, 2011

Built in 1930 by Fairlie in Oakville, Canada, this Fife 8m came to French & Webb for a major structural rebuild. Her ballast was removed and restored by Mars Metals. The plank keel, floor timbers, and frame ends were all replaced here at F&W.

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Click here to read about the restoration in more detail. 

Click here to read an article about Quest in Yachting magazine.



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 Bristol 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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View a video of one of the BB 30s
at sail

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