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Herreshoff 12 1/2 1931 "SALTY"

  • 16 ft
  • Daysailer
  • Brooklin, ME, US

Yacht Price



Built in 1931, Salty has been in the same ownership for 50+ years and under the care of both Brooklin Boat Yard and Brooklin boat builder Eric Dow for many of those years. Salty is in very good condition and ready for another half-century of providing sailing enjoyment for generations to come.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    12 1/2
  • Year
  • LOA
    16 ft - 4.88 meter
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Brooklin, ME, US
  • Vessel Name
  • Boat Type
  • Hull Material
  • Flag of Registry
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    16 ft - 4.88 meter
  • LOA:
    16 ft - 4.88 meter
  • Engine(s):
  • Joystick Control:
  • Total Berths:
  • Captains Cabin:
Principle Dimensions and Information

Designer: Nathanial G. Herreshoff

Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company / Bristol, RI

Year Built" 1931

HMCo Hull Number: 1176

LOA: 15.83'

LWL: 12.50'

Beam: 5.83'

Draft: 2.50'

Displacement: 1,250 lbs.

Ballast: 735 lbs.

Sail Area: 140 sq. ft.

Rig Type: Marconi Sloop

Hull and Deck Construction

Full keel with transom hung rudder underwater configuration

Carvel planking

Cedar planking over White Oak frames, floors, stem, keel, deadwood and transom.

Bronze screw fastenings

Varnished, molded White Oak sheer strake.

Varnished White Oak toe rails, cockpit coamings, cockpit seats and transom.

Bare /raw teak cockpit sole.

Decks are marine plywood over fir deck beams with an overlay of Dynel cloth set in epoxy and finished with Sea Foam Green paint.

Fore and aft cockpit bulkheads are of marine plywood with White painted finish

Transom hung White Oak rudder with bronze pintails and gudgeons and varnished White Oak tiller.

Exterior color scheme: Green bottom, Blue boot stripe, White topsides, Varnished sheer strake and transom.

Interior color scheme: White hull interior and bulkheads, Sea Foam Green decks.

Deck and Cockpit Hardware

Bronze bow chocks and bow cleat

Bronze stern cleats

Bronze pad eyes for jib sheet fore deck blocks

Bronze oar lock sockets on cockpit coaming

Bronze main sheet traveler

Bronze pad eye for main sheet block

Stainless steel Harken swivel can cleat for main sheet

Bronze chain plates and stem iron

All running rigging blocks are of bronze construction

Bronze halyard cleats

Spars and Rigging

Fractional Marconi rigged sloop configuration

Varnished Sitka Spruce mast, boom and jib club

Aluminum spinnaker pole

Stainless steel 1x19 wire standing rigging (shrouds and headstay) with chrome bronze turnbuckle adjusters

Sheets (main, jib and spinnaker) of traditional 3-strand Dacron line.

Halyards (main and jib) of low stretch yacht braid.

Halyards (spinnaker and topping lift) of traditional 3-strand Dacron line

All jib and mainsheet turning blocks of bronze fabrication

Stainless steel sail track on mast and boom.

Stainless steel spinnaker pole fitting / ring on mast.

Windex (wind direction) at masthead.

Sails and Canvas

Main Sail (Center Harbor Sails)

Jib (Center Harbor Sails

Triradial Spinnaker (Shore Sails)

Canvas covers for main and club jib (Green Sunbrella)

Additional Equipment

Varnished oars (1 pair)

Oar locks (1 pair)

Danforth anchor with chain and rode

Telescoping aluminum boat hook

Dock lines and fender

Manual / hand bilge pump

Bilge bailer


Next Generation Yachting offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. Next Generation Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brooklin Boat Yard . She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.


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