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|Model||Steel Hull Two-masted topsail gaff schooner|
|Class||Antique and Classic|
|Offered By||Hoek Brokerage|
The Steel Hull (only),the replica of INGOMAR is now for sale. The story of INGOMAR started back in 1903 when railway magnate Morton Plant called Nathanel Herreshoff. His order was simple he wanted a winning Class B schooner to race & cruise American waters and head over to Europe to win the much coveted Cape May Cup. Until that time all Herreshoff designed racing yachts had been single mast and with INGOMAR the wizard of Bristol turned out the first of nine extraordinary successful schooners. In his notes Herreshoff calls her “a wonderfully good schooner that easily proved to be the fasted of his kind”.
Charlie Barr, by then 3 times America’s Cup winner, became captain and he too was well pleased. After crossing the Atlantic in 15 days he wrote to Herreshoff; INGOMAR is the best of cruising yachts you will find anywhere”. Little did he know then because when he started racing that extraordinary cruising yacht brought home 17 trophies in a single season.
This is your chance to purchase the steel hull at very economic conditions and to complete the building of INGOMAR!
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