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 Length 41'3" not including bowsprit.

LWL 33'8"

Gaff rigged tops'l schooner.

120 hp Ford Lehman diesel.

5 berths, double in main cabin

46,000# disp. 200 gal water 100 gal fuel.

 Mahogany over oak, bronze fastened.

 Brewer built in 1963 at Wayfarer Marine.


 

 

"SILVER HEELS" dockside Newport, Rhode Island, underway in Buzzards Bay and dockside at Worton Creek, Maryland

A coastal schooner was a workboat used to carry goods between the offshore islands along the North American coastline. The schooner rig supported a sail plan manageable by a small crew, sometimes just a father and son. Many were built in Maine in the 1800's. Their use diminished as steam trains and roads became better ways to move products along the coastline. Smaller in size, SILVER HEELS is a pleasure boat design copying those workboat lines and their rigs.