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1973 Herreshoff

18 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

These are the words which describe this beautifully built cruising ketch. Designed by the legendary L Francis Herreshoff, this version of the “Nereia” is carefully built of ferro concrete. Well maintained, and partially overhauled, she needs a new loving Owner to keep her up to scratch, and maintain her fiberglass like finish. “Almitra” sails beautifully, is exceptionally well balanced, with her versatile ketch rig. She is an ideal cruising yacht with her heavy displacement, long keel and spread out sail plan, over a generous waterline.

She is trimmed outside in mahogany, with varnished sitka spruce masts. She has 5 sails, 2 which are relatively new. Standing rigging is mostly less than 10 yrs old, is stainless. Merriman bronze hardware! Ash faced Dauphinee blocks through to Lewmar winches. Ground tackle is a 75lb Herreshoff “fisherman’s” anchor with a Vetus windlass.

Her interiors are finished in lauan mahogany with cherry trim, her floors are cherry and maple. She sleeps 4 in long berths. There is ample storage for all crew requirements for lengthy cruising. Galley: burner propane stove with oven, EZ Kold holding plate refrigeration from engine compressor. Powered by Perkins 4-99 diesel- 2 fuel tanks. Fresh water: two stainless steel tanks under the floors.

Almitra has become too much for me to maintain, and needs a fair bit of cosmetic work. She’s on the hard in Kingston, Ontario. Once brought back to her natural beauty, she will be the Queen of the fleet! This ideal cruising yacht is 37’6″ bowsprit x 11’6″ beam x 5’6″ deep x 32′ lwl, and displaces 26000lb. Please visit for more infomation on this fine cruising yacht.

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