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  1. 1996 Baybird

    February 28, 2013 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    The original Baybirds were designed by Starling Burgess for the Corinthian Yacht Club sailing program in or around 1916 and built by William Chamberlain in his shop on Orne Street in Marblehead. It was designed for shoal draft sailing in Pleasant Bay on Cape Cod. At 18’ on deck, 16’3” on the waterline, 5’6” beam, and with only 6” of draft with the centerboard up this classic boat provides space for 3-4 sailors comfortably. The sloop rig is just right to keep everyone occupied—one person tending the jib, one on the main sheet, a helmsman at the tiller. This is a great sailing, responsive open boat with the bare essentials for the essence of sailing. This Baybird is very well restored and maintained boat. This boat was donated to our non-profit, Planet Hope Land and Sea. We specialize in teaching sailing to at-risk youth from the inner city of DC. We are selling this boat to help fund some of the other
    projects that we have going on at this juncture. Check out the nonprofit at

    Equipment on Board:

    Fiberglass Hull
    All woodwork finished in Sikkens Cetol
    Wooden bench style seats
    Mahogany coaming
    Teak Woodwork
    Mahogany centerboard trunk enclosure
    Hardware: classic blocks and bronze/wood cleats
    Hollow VG Douglas fir mast, boom and gaff varnished and completely rigged
    Dacron sail, ties and bag
    Boom crutch
    PVC centerboard
    Cockpit cover
    Boom cover
    Oars and bronze oar rings
    Galvanized trailer to fit boat
    2 mainsails and 2 jibs
    Seagull 3hp Outboard