Monday, November 24, 2014

White Hawk out of the water and in a very clever winter shed at the Newport Shipyard

29 March 2010 Whitehawk

BOAT: White Hawk
OWNER: Anonymous
DESIGNER: Bruce King, Newcastle, Maine
BUILDER: O. Lie-Neilsen, Rockland, Maine
LENGTH: 105 feet [32 meters]
YEAR: 1978
HULL: Cold Molded cedar/ epoxy
 Inspired by L Francis Herreshoff’s famous sailing yacht Ticonderoga, White Hawk is recognized by yacht connoisseurs as a masterpiece of majestic proportions.  Heralded as one of the world’s most splendid ketches, White Hawk is a showcase for sleek traditional lines, impeccable detailing and contemporary construction- she straddles past and present- drawing the best of both worlds.
White Hawk spent this past winter inside the shed at Hinckley Yacht Services in Portsmouth where she underwent some exploratory surgery. The idea was that perhaps a boat built in 1978 might have some rot or other defects below the waterline. The concept, while not unreasonable, was unfounded in the case of White Hawk- she proved to be as good as new!  Sticking to a rigorous schedule, the captain and crew are preparing for a busy season which will be spent – fortunately for us- in and around our waters. Keep your eyes out for this extraordinary beauty next summer as she moves about Newport Harbor.

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