N. G. Herreshoff Coquina Plans


N. G. Herreshoff Coquina

Both glued lapstrake plywood and traditional cedar over oak construction.

Under license from the MIT’s Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder’s package for both amateur and professional builders, as well as students of Herreshoff’s work. Nathanael Herreshoff designed Coquina for his own use in the winter of 1889, and used her for may years, perhaps longer that any other of his personal yachts. Herreshoff wrote in some detail of Coquina in his later life: “I sailed quite often, both summer and winter.” Surely such a boat, used so much and remembered so fondly by a man of Herreshoff’s means and experience, must have applications for today’s sailors.


PLANS are fully detailed, and consist of 11 sheets including Herreshoff’s original construction drawing.

Other sheets include sail plan, lines plan, original construction, glued lapstrake plywood construction, spars & rigging plan, building jig, and four sheets of full sized patterns and plank layouts.



COMPACT DISC – also available, a CD in Adobe Acrobat format containing over 500 photos of both traditional and glued lapstrake plywood construction, covering every aspect of building, rigging and sailing these wonderful boats.


LOA – 16′ 8″
BEAM – 61″
DRAFT, 8″ board up, 36″ board down
WEIGHT – with rig, 450 lb
HULL TYPE – round bottom lapstrake
CONSTRUCTION – glued lapstrake plywood or traditional cedar over oak
SUITABLE FOR – Somewhat protected waters
SKILL REQUIRED – Skilled amateur


Click here to download free Coquina Study Plans (1.2MB Acrobat PDF file).
Includes specifications, examples of plans, and sample photos from the Photo CD.


PLANS DETAIL – Very detailed
ALSO AVAILABLE: Photo CD ($50.00 plus S & H)
OTHER REFERENCES – Herreshoff of Bristol, Bray & Pinheiro, pp. 50, 51, 126, 146.
“Getting to Know COQUINA” by Maynard Bray, WoodenBoat Magazine, No. 187, p. 76.


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