Herreshoff H Class




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One-Design Class Type: Keelboat

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 200

About Herreshoff H Class

The gaff-rigged sloops of wooden construction (built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, and Cape Cod Shipbuilding), all built to the designs and specifications of the Herreshoff Mfg. Co., and the fiberglass version of the Herreshoff 12½ footer, known by the trademark ‘Doughdish’, (built by Doughdish, Inc., and Doughdish, LLC), are eligible for membership in the H Class Association.


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Class boat builder(s):

Class-certified fiberglass boats (Doughdish) are currently manufactured by Ballentine’s Boat Shop.

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America?

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

New England, Mid-Atlantic

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  Total crew weight not to exceed 500 lbs.

Boat Designed in 1914

Beam: 5′ 10″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 1,500 lbs.

Draft: 2′ 6″

Mast Height: 16′ 3″