1970 Herreshoff Nereia

A$  133,288*
Deltaville, VA
Interested in this boat? Tel: 410-401-8617
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Deltaville, VA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 97,500 (A$  133,288) 

"Native" is a classic Herreshoff Nereia design in original configuration.  The designer L.Francis Herreshoff was possibly the most famous designer of clipper bowed ketches from 33' to 77'.  His most famous ketch design is "Ticonderoga". Herreshoff designed the Nereia class around 1948 and personally supervised the build of "Native" at the yard of Alain Vaitses in Mattapoisit Massachussets where she was completed in 1970.  Vaitses was originally trained and employed in the Herreshoff manufacturing company in Bristol RI. The Vaitses yard in MA probably built more Herreshoff ketches than any other yard. He and L.Francis Herreshoff worked on many projects together.  

The original owner named her "Alaria of Boston" and had her specified and built to very high standards. She was sailed mostly in New England waters but also made many trips to the Bahamas. In 1998 she was bought by Master Shipwright Peter Boudreau who built Pride of Baltimore I and II, the schooner Virginia as well as many other large wooden vessels. Native arrived in the Chesapeake Bay in 1998 and has been sailing in the bay ever since. The current owner has been sailing her out of Deltaville since 2005. She is a boat that has been lovingly maintained. 

Recent upgrades include:

  • New Main Mast 2011
  • New Tri color masthead light 2011
  • New Rudder 2009
  • New Chainplates - 2011
  • New Garmin GPS and Radar - 2013
  • New Radio 2012
  • New Tiller 2009

Hello from Jonathan and Anne Hutchings, the listing brokers for this yacht. Please call either of our mobiles (804) 436 4484 (J) or (804 436 4701 (A) for most prompt attention. We are both Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) and take pride in listing quality yachts. We inspect all the boats we list, where possible take all the photos and represent the boats as accurately as possible. We are experienced cruisers and racers who have crossed the Atlantic several times and who understand boat buyer's needs. Feel free to call us at your convenience to discuss this listing. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact the listing broker:

Jonathan Hutchings (CPYB) 
Annapolis Yacht Sales, Deltaville, VA

(804) 776 7575 (office) 
(804) 436 4484 (cell)


Please contact Jonathan and Anne Hutchings at 804 436 4484

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