Town Class




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

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

Approximately how many class members do you have? 100

About Town Class

The boat is lapstrake, 16 1/2 feet, designed for kids to learn to sail in a safe boat. She has a main and jib, no spinnaker. The boats are built by Pert Lowell Company in Newbury, Massachusetts and the same family business is still in operation today. In 1935 a fleet was established in Marblehead, Massachusetts and has been racing there ever since. Other fleets have come and gone. There are currently fleets in Nahant, Massachusetts and Touisset Point Rhode Island. The Marblehad fleet is alive and well, racing 4 days a week, providing fun for families and kids, with 41 active current owners.


Boats Produced: 1800

Class boat builder(s):

Pert Lowell Company
One Lanes End
Newbury MA 01951

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 200

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

New England
Marblehead and Nahant, Massachusetts
Touisset Point, Rhode Island

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  200-400 lbs.

Boat Designed in 1932

Beam: 6′

Weight of rigged boat without sails: Minimum is 750 lbs

Draft: 6″

Mast Height: 24′