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|Modelo||Northeast Harbor A-Class Sloop|
|Clase||Veleros clásicos y antiguos|
|Tipo de combustible||Otro|
|Material del casco||Madera|
|Propuesto por||Brooklin Boat Yard|
Designed by Edwin a. Boardman the Northeast Harbor A-Class sloops were originally designed and built for members of the Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, MA) and were known as the Eastern Yacht Club 17’s.
By the 1920’s almost all of the original Marblehead boats (about 25 boats) had been sold to members of the Northeast Harbor Fleet (Mount Desert, ME) and raced under the moniker of the Northeast Harbor A-Class sloops.
Over the years about 25 more boats were built by Rice Brothers of Boothbay Harbor.
This was a very active fleet racing in the Great Harbor of Mount Desert Island for several decades after WW1 until the introduction of 30 square meter boats and later International One Designs. Many of the A-Class sloops continued to sail as a class alongside the newer one design fleets but eventually the A-Boats (as they were called) mostly were used for day sailing or they moved away to various locations.
ARIEL is one of the original Marblehead boats and after coming to Maine was very competitive for many years until finally moving away from the Northeast Harbor Fleet to a new home off Hancock Point off Frenchman’s Bay just north of Bar Harbor.
ARIEL is in very good condition and has been actively sailed every year of her existence and mostly by generations of the current ownership.
Those looking for a classic gaff-rigged knock-about style sloop should give ARIEL serious consideration as she will provide her next family with all the pride and fun she’s given to all her owners over the years.
Designer: Edwin A. Boardman
Builder: George Lawley & Sons
Year Built: 1914
Displacement: 3,100 lbs.
Sail Area: 368 sq. ft.
Cypress planking over White Oak frames, stem, backbone, horn timber and deadwood. Bronze fastenings.
Cedar deck, cabin top and cockpit sole planking over Fir deck beams, cabin beams and cockpit floor beams with painted canvas overlay
Varnished Mahogany toe rails, taff rail, cabin sides, cabin eye brow, companionway hatch, cockpit coamings and cockpit seating
Varnished tongue and grove Yellow Pine aft cabin bulkhead and cockpit sheathing Topsides, decks, cabin top and cockpit sole are painted white
Cockpit is self-bailing
Aft lazzerette storage area
Varnished mahogany boom crutch
Simple interior with plank seating port and starboard
All deck hardware either for docking / mooring (chocks and cleats) or for sailing (blocks, tracks, pad eyes, etc.) is of either cast or manufactured bronze construction.
Bronze opening ports port and starboard in cabin sides
Single spreader, gaff-rigged, sloop configuration
Varnished Sitka Spruce mast, boom and gaff
Stainless steel wire standing rigging (shrouds and headstay) with stainless steel turnbuckle adjusters
Stainless steel wire running back stays with traditional 3-strand rope tails
Traditional 3-strand rope halyards and sheets
2 to 1 purchase on jib sheets
Main sail cover
Honda 3HP outboard motor
Outboard motor bracket
Two (2) SPXFlow 600 GPH electric / automatic bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Two (2) 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries (to power bilge pumps)
Solar charging system
Yachtsman anchor with rode
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