1995, Gaff-Rigged Buzzards Bay 25, 33’

PRIDE was launched and sea trialed here in Brooklin in the summer of 1995 after which she was placed on a trailer and delivered to her (then) owners home on the shore of Lake Ontario. PRIDE sailed there for the rest of that summer before being hauled out for winter storage. For unknown reasons her (then) owners never launched PRIDE again.

In the fall of 2016 Brooklin Boat Yard purchased her and had her brought back to the yard for a significant refit. The refit (done over 2016-2017 winter) included some repair of water damage but mostly was done to renew the cosmetics of the boat (paint and varnish finishes) and replace items that had deteriorated or been ruined due age and exposure (new standing & running rigging, new sails & canvas)

With the refit completed PRIDE was launched in time for the 2017 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta and feeder races where she had the opportunity to stretch her legs and strut her stuff on the race course.  PRIDE wasted no time in establishing the fact that she can be a forse to be reckoned with  by placing 1st in class in the Castine Classic Yacht Regatta, 3rd in class in the Camden Classic Yacht Regatta and finished up the weekend with a 2nd in class in the ERR.

PRIDE is now on a mooring here at Brooklin Boat Yard available for inspection and test sail for qualified candidates.

Principle Dimensions and Information
Designer Nathanial G. Herreshoff
Builder Brooklin Boat Yard
Year Built 1995
LOA 32’ 3”
LWL 25’ 4”
Beam 8’ 9”
Minimum Draft 3’ 0”
Maximum Draft 6’ 0”
Sail Area 539 sq. ft.
Displacement 7386 lbs.

Hull & Deck Construction & Hardware

Cold-molded, wood-epoxy construction using WEST Systems epoxies for adhesion and coatings

Hull laminate schedule as follows (interior to exterior)

  • Longitudinal ¾” White cedar strip planking
  • 1/8” Meranti veneer at 45 degrees
  • 1/8” Meranti veneer at 135 degrees

Decks and cabin top are marine plywood over-laid with Dynel cloth set in epoxy

House sides, aft house bulkhead, cabin doors, companionway hatch slide, toe rails, cockpit coamings & deck trim are of varnished mahogany

Cast bronze chocks & Spartan Marine “Correct Cleat” bronze docking cleats

Bronze dorade-type vent in forepeak

Cockpit seats, cockpit sole and (interior) cabin soles are of bare, unfinished teak.

Topsides painted white.

Decks and cabin top are painted light Gray

Bottom anti-fouling paint is Black

Spars & Rigging

Gaff-rigged sloop configuration

Varnished Sitka spruce spars: mast, boom, gaff & jib club

All new (2017) Stainless steel wire standing rigging with bronze turnbuckle adjusters

All new (2017) Endura Braid Classic running rigging (sheets and halyards)

Lewmar Air-blocks for all halyards, running backstays & sheets

Masthead mounted Windex

Sails and Canvas

2017 North Sails Mainsail

2017 North Sails Jib

Additional Equipment

Custom Double-Axle Triad Trailer with tongue extension for ramp launching

Side-mounted outboard motor bracket

PFD’s (6ea) Adult Universal

Electric / Automomatic Bilge Pump

Manual Bilge Pump

Danforth anchor with Nylon rode.