Monday, August 23, 2010

35' Double Ender - Design 1519

This pretty little sloop named Saraband is a rare canoe stern design. There are only a handful in the archives. She was built by the Norman H. Hodgdon, Jr. yard of Boothbay (predecessor to the current Hodgdon Yachts) and launched in 1960.

Note the nice little aft cabin and associated aft deckhouse in the General Arrangement plan shown below. This gave a nice sense of safety and security in the cockpit and provided a bit of privacy when cruising in a 35' boat.

Her stem, keel, deadwood and framing is of white oak. Her single planking is of mahogany.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-0"
LWL 29'-0"
Beam 8'-6"
Draft 5'-3"
Displacement 14,350 lbs


  1. Beautiful! How much sail does she carry (sail area)?

  2. Dear blog reader,
    She carries 572 sq ft of sail area. I will post some additional information. including her sail plan later today.

    1. She was moored in Christmas Cove, Maine for a number of years, owned by the brother of boat builder Jock Williams. She has another owner now and is stored in South Bristol this winter. Like all his builds, she was built beautifully by Norman Hodgdon, but Hodgdon Yachts was an outgrowth of George Jr. 'Sonny' Hodgdon's shop, enlarged and expanded into what it is now under his son Timmy. Norman's and Sonny's families were fairly distantly related although of course in the same business.

    2. As anonoymous stated above, it is indeed correct that Norman Hugh Hodgdon Jr. owned & operated his own boatyard in Boothbay Harbor on Atlantic Avenue until his death in 1966. Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay is now operated by Timothy Hodgdon whose father, George "Sonny" Hodgdon Jr. was a cousin to my grandfather Norman. In my grandfather's short life he certainly produced extraordinary boats. Thank you.
      Terri Reynolds -