Located In: Cataumet, MA
Hull Material: Wood
Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
Designer: N. G. Herreshoff
Ballentine's Boat Shop has earned a reputation in classic boat circles for thorough and meticulous restorations of original Herreshoffs. Over a hundred Herreshoff 12s have come through our doors for care or restoration over our 45 years in business. We have completed both partial and complete rebuilds and our work sets the standard for authenticity and craftsmanship. Each boat has a story and owners choose to invest in their boats for different reasons. Many want to pass their boats down to their children and grandchildren and others recognize the significance of the design and want to preserve the boat for its historical value. Our work makes sure the legacy continues for either reason.
CAPTAIN KIDD was purchased because she was a great candidate for preservation. Her current owner found her modified and in failing health, but her history and recognizable shape remained. CAPTAIN KIDD is hull # 1298 and was built at HMCo. in 1936. KIDD stands out in the designs long history as likely one of the last Herreshoff 12s built with oak trim instead of the later used Mahogany. Over her lifetime, her transom had been replaced, hardware had been lost and mis-replaced and her oak trim painted.
Her restoration was done with methods to preserve her authenticity and remain as an accurate example of the Herreshoff legacy, but to also ensure a longer, less problematic lifespan.
New oak frames were steamed in replacement of the tired originals. Unfortunately, none of her original planking was found to be salvageable and it too was completely replaced. New deck beams were fit and a plywood deck laid down on top to be covered in fiberglass and painted with non-skid particles. While a new keelson and floor timbers were installed, the original lead ballast and yellow pine deadwood were able to be reused.
High quality bronze hardware was used to not only accentuate her beautiful finish, but to add a greater level of function. The final touch was the re-installation of her original Herreshoff builder's plate preserving CAPTAIN KIDD's long history as the boat is ready to be enjoyed by the next generation of ownership.
KIDD is ready for the 2019 season with a full maintenance schedule of paint and varnish already complete. At her current asking price, CAPTAIN KIDD represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a completely restored 12 at half the cost.
CAPTAIN KIDD can be view by appointment only. Please contact Tyler Fields at Ballentine's Boat Shop via Email for more information about this listing or to schedule an appointment for viewing. Or call Tyler or Amy at 508-563-2800
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