Buzzards Bay 14
LOA 17’3” LWL 14’ Beam 5’10” Draft 2’6”
The Buzzards Bay 14 is L. Francis Herreshoff’s answer to Llewelyn Howland’s request for a slightly larger version of Nathaniel Herreshoff’s tried and true 12 ½. Mr. Howland, a member of the founding family of the Concordia Company, was a discerning customer and the resulting boat was a svelte little yacht of robust construction set atop L. Francis’ signature rabbeted ballast keel.
With a Marconi sail plan of approximately the same square footage as the 12 ½, the design provides ease of handling with a bit more run to drive through the inevitable chop of a Buzzards Bay afternoon.
A completely restored 1982 example of LFH’s design number 86 is available for purchase from IYRS. If you like the father’s work, check out what the artistic son could do.
There is no sales tax on boats purchased and kept for use in the state of Rhode Island.
For inquiries, please email Bill Kenyon or call 401.848.5777 x213.