Friday, September 3, 2010

More on Huntington Class Sloop - Design 773

We are getting a lot of inquiries regarding our posting about the 26' Huntington Class sloop. Here's a bit more information. These images are of an original that has been fully restored and is sitting on a barn on Long Island (and is for sale).

Here's a company prepared press release about this design:

Originally designed by S&S and built in Long Island in 1947, this one-design class filled the gap between small open racing classes active at the time and larger racing-cruising yachts on Long Island Sound. As a June 1947 article in Yachting magazine noted, this little sailboat “will make not only for a fine racing class but also daysailer and overnight cruiser. It will be a boat for the whole family to enjoy.”

In this new iteration, the design team at S&S has maintained the classic club racer styling and hull lines, with light displacement and low wetted surface, making it a speedy one-design class. Two alternatives are offered for the underwater appendages – the original full keel and attached rudder for the traditionalist, or a new fin keel and spade rudder configuration for the more competitive club racer. Construction method and scantlings have been updated for cold-molded construction, allowing the aesthetic appeal of exposed laminated wood beams below decks to add character throughout the cabin. Below deck, this club racer can accommodate two people for an overnight stay.

The sail plan is manageable by a crew of two while racing or cruising. Optional symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker gear also allows the owner to expand the sail inventory to his own comfort level. Deck hardware is kept to a minimum and optional teak trim on the toe rail and deckhouse make maintenance a breeze.

Here's the review from Yachting magazine from 1947 (double click for larger image) that we referenced:

Length Overall 26’-0”
Length Waterline 21’-3”
Beam 7’-0”
Draft 4’-7”
Sail Area 340 ft2
Displacement 4,740 lbs


  1. Did this design ever go beyond the single
    hull built by knutsen.What is the keel weight
    of the fin keel version

  2. Dear Blog Reader,
    We believe this example is the only boat that has been built to this design. The ballast weighs 2,281 lbs.
    Bruce Johnson