1926 Herreshoff 50' Custom double end launch


1926 Herreshoff

50' (15.24m) Custom double end launch -

Custom double end launch, with 4 cylinder westerbeak diesel engine, over 400k invested over the years. Just completed total exterior restoration, interior is in great condition.

Flag of Registry: United States

Vessel ID# 2809024      Last Updated: 2024-06-18 18:06:38

$ 135,000 USD

€ 126,819 Euros
$ 185,810 CAD
£ 108,598 GBP


This beauty was designed and owned by L. Francis Herreshoff!! She was built by the Luders Yard and reportedly was used for a time as a pace boat for the Harvard University crew team in Massachusetts.

Was purchased in 1978 and totally rebuilt her over the years, launching her in 1992 with a layout that is designed for coastal cruising and comfort on the inland waterways. The interior layout is absolutely stunning with many different kinds of varnished woods as well as a working wood stove. This boat would really fit PERFECTLY in any Boat show and could also be used as a floating hotel suite.

Her rebuild was done using the cold molded epoxy method with 3 layers of strip planked Philippine mahogany and bronze fasteners. With a mahogany hull that is bronze fastened and encapsulated in epoxy, she is completely watertight when launched and does not need the maintenance or soaking typically needed by wooden boats. Over 400k invested about 20 years ago. Has been in storage for 15 years.

She has a 1984 low hours 75 HP Westerbeke model W-70 4 cyl diesel engine that moves her with ease, 50 gal. fuel tank,

Length Overall: 49.4' Beam: 6' 9" Min. Draft: 36"

Navigational EquipmentNavigation Lights

Deck FeaturesAnchor, Anchor Line, Bimini top, Full Enclosure, Raw Water Washdown. Rub Rails, Self Bailing Cockpit

Electrical ComponentsBattery Switch, Horn, 12 V DC Outlets, Accessory Switches, Alternator, Stereo, Water Heater

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of boating history. Boat has been in storage for the past 15 years due to illness. 

Data Sheet

In Stock: Yes

LOA: 49' 4" (15.04 Meters)

Type: Power - Used

Year: 1926

Beam: 6' 9"

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Wood

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Westerbeke
  • Engine Model: W-70
  • Engine Year: 1984
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 75.00
  • Power KW: 55.93
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Full Details

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Us

For more information about this yacht please contact Reuel Sample.
We look forward to working with you!

Integrity Yacht Sales

Phone: 1-865-742-2427
Email: reuel@integrityyachtsales.com
Website: http://www.integrityyachtsales.com

Coastal Carolina is one of the jewels of the East Coast Cruising Grounds. From our fantastic sailing grounds to fishing charters to the gulf stream to the simple pleasures of the Intercoastal Waterway - there is nothing like North and South Carolina to enjoy time out on the water.

Our broker in the Wilmington and Coastal Carolina region is Reuel Sample. Reuel has over 45 years experience sailing. His family sailed home from Brisbane, Australia in 1973. They made another transatlantic crossing in 1985. He is a former Navy officer and currently owns an Irwin 46, which he has sailed up and down the east coast of the United States. Reuel has extensive knowledge of bluewater sailboats, inshore sailboats, and power craft. Reuel also comes from a digital marketing background and knows how to get your boat in front of the right buyers. He is based in Wilmington, NC and is ready to assist you in the Carolinas.

Reuel Sample

Cell: 865-742-2427
Email: reuel@integrityyachtsales.com


International Yacht Brokers Association - Reuel Sample, Active Member - Vessel ID:  2809024