Yacht: Black Watch

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The design contract is dated 1938 for Rudy Schaefer of the Schaefer beer family and this was the first design that Sparkman and Stephens tank tested.

1938 – Launched as Edlu II.

1941 – The Schaefer family loaned the boat to the US Navy as part of the civilian Corsair Fleet.  She earned a battle flag for scaring away German submarines.

1947 – The Schaefer family donated the boat to Tabor Academy and the boat was renamed Tabor Boy.

1954 – Sold to Dr. George Brooks who named her Black Watch.  Dr. Brooks owned her for 51 years and sailed her out of Larchmont Yacht Club.

She finished second in the Newport – Bermuda Race of 1938 to ‘Baruna‘. Since she has competed in a further 10 Bermuda races and won her class in 2012.

2005 – Owned by a syndicate of 5 New York YC members her homeport in Newport, RI. (2021)

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat: S&S Yawl
Rig: Bermudan Yawl
Year Built: 1938
Built By: Henry B Nevins Yard - City Island NY
LOA m / ft: 20.7m / 68'
LOD m / ft: 20.7m / 68'
LWL m / ft: 14.6m / 48'
Beam m / ft: 4.4m / 14'7"
Draft m / ft: 2.8m / 9'3"
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Sail Stats
Construction: Design No: 218

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