This is a scaled-down version of a well-founded, proven hull design, which retains the fine lines, the efficient gaff rig, and the nostalgic dead eyes of the traditional Friendship Sloops. He carries a traditional, tan-bark main and jib by Hood.
The cabin has four Plexiglas ports and a sliding companionway hatch. With eight-foot length, it can sleep two people and is currently unfurnished but nicely varnished.
Hinged hatch on foredeck gives access to anchor, line, and sail storage area. There's more stowage under the cockpit seats and in a large lazarette. A spoked wood steering wheel leaves room in cockpit for three or four people.
A custom-fitted trailer in good working order and cosmetic condition, a 3.5 Nissan Outboard Motor, bumpers and mooring lines are included in the price. Hull and cockpit were just refinished with two-part paint, and the bright-work re-varnished and the boat was not used since then. The boat and all fitting are in excellent working order and she has never been damaged. Ready for sail; nothing needed...no work to do!
Constructed by wood-epoxy method (all wood encased in three coats epoxy + paint or varnish)
Solid mahogany and marine grade mahogany plywood Keel is Douglas fir, encased in fiberglass Bottom is fiberglassed to several inches above chine.
Rudder blade is fiberglassed.
Centerboard is heavy cast iron covered with three coats of epoxy
The original Friendship Sloops were fast, seaworthy lobster fishing boats, introduced in the 1850's by a family of boat builders named Morse, in the town of Friendship, Maine. It was one of a series of Muscongus Bay boats that existed in plentiful numbers for many years. Hundreds of original Friendship Sloops, including smaller replicas like this one, gather for the Friendship Sloop Society's annual "sail-in/trail-in" in Rockland, Maine every July...an event not to be missed. See
I'm happy to report that with your excellent assistance and listing service, we found our Friendship Sloop a loving home!