The latest Nathanael Greene Herreshoff design to be launched, this open daysailor's roots trace to the Herreshoff 12 1/2, the small keelboat designed in 1914 by Captain Nat. In 1930, he wrote in his design notes that his latest design, half-hull model #204, was “a pleasure sailing keelboat to take the place of the Buzzard’s Bay Boys Boat.” But the design was never built in his lifetime and sat unnoticed for nearly 80 years. Until now. She has been brought to life and built to the highest standards by Bristol Boat Company, she has with a cold molded hull. She can be equipped with either a gaff or marconi rig, and a diesel or electric engine fits completely under the floor. This Herreshoff 20 is larger, faster, drier and more comfortable to sail than the famous 12 1/2.
Come sailing with us on this historic new daysailor and experience the Herreshoff magic!
Hull & Deck
Vacuum bagged cold-molded hull with fiberglass covering set in epoxy.
White cedar lingitudinal with spanish cedar diagonal sheathing, covered with 10 oz fiberglass cloth.
Laminated Douglas fir backbone, framing, and floors.
Bulkheads 1/2" mahogany with staving.
Hull painted iwth epoxy primer and two-part top-coat system, owner's choice of classic colors.
External lead ballast.
Inside skin coated with resin, varnished or painted at owners discretion.
Plywood deck (1/2") covered with dynel, painted with non-skid, and v-grooved underside to give the impression of a planked deck. Owners choice of classic colors. Painted or varnished oak deck beams.
Traditionally constructed Teak coaming.
Herreshoff style Teak toe-rail finished bright, with integrated chocks and drains.
All bright-finished pieces are of clear grained wood.
18 Burnside Street
PO Box 717
Bristol, RI 02809