Yacht: Branta

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One of 14 boats built to a W Starling Burgess design for a New York client. She is one of only two remaining boats from that series and has been in the same ongoing ownership for three generations.

“In the late 1940’s and early 1950s there were 5 of the  Burgess/Abeking 10’s in southern California. Branta was one of them with varnished topsides, no engine, and the first boat Olin Stephens went to sea on as a lad (See his autobiography  All This and Sailing Too, ). Brought to California by Donald Ayres, later owner of S&S Skylark“. (Valerio Giannini)

In 2015 she was up for sale.


Designer: William Starling Burgess
Type of Boat: 10-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1927
Built By: Abeking & Rasmussen, Lemwerder, Germany
LOA m / ft: 17.94m / 58'8"
LOD m / ft: 17.94m / 58'8"
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Beam m / ft: 3.22m / 10'5"
Draft m / ft: 2.3m / 7'5"
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Sail Stats
Construction: Single planked mahogany on alternating steel and oak ribs, the planks have been splined during the 1980's.

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