Yacht: Nellie

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Built for Morton F Plant, heir to his father’s railroad fortune, ‘Nellie’ was one of a trio of yachts of the same design built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company between 1902 and 1903.   The first of the 35-foot class was Trivia, commissioned by Harold Vanderbilt, and the other was Azor, built for J Malcolm Forbes of Boston and Naushon Island (as distinct from todays Malcolm Forbes magazine fame).

‘Trivia’ was lost in the 1938 hurricane but ‘Azor’ is in the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. ‘Nellie’ was restored in New England, USA.

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Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff
Type of Boat:
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 1903
Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
LOA m / ft: /64'
LOD m / ft: 14.2m / 46'6"
LWL m / ft: /35'
Beam m / ft: /12'5"
Draft m / ft: /8'5"
Yard No: 586
Sail Stats Sail Area: 1,400 sq.ft
Construction: Long leaf yellow pine over steam bent white oak; traditional raised panel interiors; and butternut chest of drawers... traditional canvas decks and traditional eight staved hollow spars.
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