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Herreshoff America 18, 1976, Madison, Alabama, $7,300, Price reduced 2/5/24 to $6,300

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Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat for sale

  • Madison Alabama

    Selling the ‘Ooh La La’ after five years of restorations and sailing. I hesitated putting her up for sale but I need a bigger boat that can go offshore.

    Here’s what she has:

  • Brand new still in the bag sail from Precision Sails complete with Stars and Stripes printed just like the original sail-see the last pic showing the design specs I sent to the sailmaker. Sail is made of Bainbridge sailcloth and comes with all the battens and two reef lines. Cost was $2,100.
  • tabernacle mast mount
  • two new deep cycle batteries in 2022
  • new flexible Sunpower 50W solar panel with new Renogy inverter/charging station -B&W radio with 8' high-gain Shakespear antenna -Lowrance dual GPS and depth finder. Depth sensor is mounted to the hull -automatic bilge pump -Shore power hookup -Simrad Tiller Pilot TP10 -reupholstered cabin cushions in excellent condition -4HP Nissan 4-stroke in the engine well with custom forced air feed to overcome the chronic collecting of exhaust gases in the well that these boats are known for. Works great. Includes new spare propeller and plug.
  • custom bronze running lights off an antique ChrisCraft -mast light -bottom paint done in 2020 (it’ll probably need to be redone at the end of the season if you leave her in a slip) -Teak refinished in 2020. The sun was pretty hard on it in 2021 and 2022 and could use touching up (see photos for some examples) -Original all-bronze hardware -Sheets and halyards in very good condition. Most are new either in 2020 or 2021 -No soft spots anywhere on the deck or hull -Lazy Jacks -Includes the original sail (the one pictured). You might be able to revitalize it if you have some sail making skills -Sail cover (it is home made and works great but I don’t have sail making skills!)

    Trailer in great shape. Dual axle. Front axle has electric brakes. It has taken the Ooh La La as far north as Tim’s Ford Lake and as far south as Sarasota bay. Tires are new and it comes with a spare.

  • The one thing that isn’t true to the original boat is the seating in the cockpit. There was none when I bought it. The benches are made out of oak.
  • The gaff jaws need replacing (see pic). I'll knock some off the price if I don't get that done before she's sold.
  • Some of the teak can use some refinishing. Same for the oak benches. It’s only cosmetic though- no structural problems what so ever. I took some close-ups to show some examples

    Email Andy at pqowieurghfj@yahoo.com

  • or phone (256)850-four-one-four-five















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    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat

    Herreshoff America 18, 1976 sailboat