Custom 16ft gaff-rigged centerboard daysailer — SOLD
Custom designed and built in 2012 by a professional boatbuilder for his own use, BELLE is for sale for the first time. (The reason? To finance a new boat of course.)
By far the best photo of BELLE was taken by Benjamin Mendlowitz for the 2015 Calendar of Wooden Boats. Click to see a copy at his Facebook page.
BELLE’s 6’2” beam provides stability and roominess while her shallow centerboard hull eases trailering (there is no heavy ballast keel) and invites gunkholing. Her simple gaff sloop rig provides ample power. Wide slatted varnished seats are comfortable to sit on and (rumor has it) make for excellent snoozing. Coamings are varnished steam-bent oak. Spars are varnished Douglas fir, mast is hollow.
Includes trailer (bought new in 2012), Bohndell sails, small anchor and chain, fenders, a paddle, two life vests, and misc. gear. Ready to go. Some Belle Blue paint, the custom color developed by the builder for BELLE, will be included. Located Brooklin, Maine. SOLD.