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Herreshoff 12 1/2 Gaff-rigged Sloop 1938 "CORIOLIS"

  • 16 ft
  • Daysailer
  • Damariscotta, ME, US

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The Herreshoff H-12½ has been referred to as the best small boat design ever. Perfect proportions coupled with expert construction equal a timeless design and a boat that lasts for generations.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    12 1/2 Gaff-rigged Sloop
  • Year
  • LOA
    16 ft - 4.88 meter
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Damariscotta, 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: NG Herreshoff

Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company / Bristol, RI

Manufacturers Hull #: 1442

Year Built: 1938

LOA: 15', 8 ½"

LWL: 12', 6 ¾"

Beam: 5', 10"

Draft: 2', 5"

Displacement: 1,250 lbs.

Ballast: 735 lbs.

Sail Area: 140 sq. ft.

Rig Type: Gaff-Headed 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 Mahogany sheer strake.

Varnished Mahogany toe rails, cockpit coamings, cockpit seats and transom.

Cedar cockpit sole with painted (Gray) finish.

Decks are of cedar planking over fir deck beams with painted canvas over lay.

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, Red boot stripe, White topsides, Varnished sheer strake and transom.

Interior color scheme: White hull interior and bulkheads, Varnished transom, aft deck, cockpit coamings, seat tops, lazarette door and misc. trim.

Coriolis is constructed with original factory installed air chambers under cockpit seating allowing the boat to remain afloat if cockpit is flooded.

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

Bronze chain plates and stem iron

All running rigging blocks are of bronze construction

Bronze halyard cleats

Spars and Rigging

Gaff-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, jib, spinnaker and topping lift) of traditional 3-strand Dacron line

Varnished Ash mast hoops

All jib and mainsheet turning blocks of bronze fabrication

Bronze sail track on boom and jib club.

Sails and Canvas

North Sails main sail

North Sails jib

North Sails spinnaker

Sail Bags

Additional Equipment

Anchor and anchor ride

Hand Bilge pump

PFD's / life jackets


Boat Hook

Misc sheets and lines

Wooden cradle

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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