Bluejacket Herreshoff


Scale: 1″ = 1′ (1:12)
Length: 17″

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Bluejacket Herreshoff

The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, founded by brothers Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and John Brown Herreshoff in 1863, was a prominent American shipbuilding company known for its innovative designs and high-quality craftsmanship. The company, based in Bristol, Rhode Island, played a significant role in the development of yachts, sailboats, and racing vessels during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, also known as “Captain Nat,” was a brilliant naval architect and engineer who designed some of the most successful and technologically advanced yachts and sailing vessels of his time. His designs were characterized by their sleek lines, efficient hull shapes, and innovative use of materials, such as steel, aluminum, and fiberglass, which set them apart from traditional wooden boats.

One of Herreshoff’s most famous designs was the “America,” a racing yacht that won the first America’s Cup race in 1851. This victory helped establish the reputation of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company as a leader in yacht design and construction.

The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company also produced a wide range of other sailboats and yachts, including the iconic Herreshoff 12 1/2, a popular daysailer that is still highly regarded for its classic lines and performance on the water. Other notable designs by Herreshoff include the New York Yacht Club’s defenders of the America’s Cup, as well as numerous successful racing yachts and powerboats.

In addition to yacht and sailboat design, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company also built steam yachts, torpedo boats, and other naval vessels for the United States Navy during World War I. The company’s reputation for excellence in design and craftsmanship extended beyond the realm of yachting, making it a respected and sought-after shipbuilder in various maritime industries.

The legacy of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company lives on today through the continued appreciation and preservation of its iconic yacht designs, as well as the influence of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff on modern naval architecture and marine engineering. The company’s contributions to the maritime industry have left a lasting impact on the world of yacht design and sailing, cementing its place in American maritime history.

The Bluejacket Herreshoff kit is s plank on bulkhead kit faithfully reproduces this stable boat as Captain Nat envisioned it. Features basswood and mahogany construction.

Scale: 1″ = 1′ (1:12)
Length: 17″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 10 × 10 in


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