Monday, November 29, 2010

Design 577 - Comet

Here is another of those rare designs penned by Aage Nielsen, who headed up our Boston office for a time in the mid 1940s. However it looks like the preliminary set of drawings were drawn by a fellow named Alexander George, and Aage finished up the working drawings. Either way it's a nice looking boat. The image above was taken at our 75th Anniversary Celebration at Mystic Seaport in 2004.

Here's an early article from Yachting Magazine. Double click for a bigger view.

And the plans.

The boat has been completely restored.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 52'-10"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 7'-6"


  1. Since September 1, 2012, Comet (original name), previously known as Cometa, a S&S 53 ft, 1946 yawl has a proud new owner. The picture shown above is before her renovation in 2004 in England, as she had new wooden masts fitted then. Classic Boat magazine shows her refit in November 2004 issue, with Olin Stephens having come onboard himself for the launch! Comet was renamed then Cometa. She had a new owner in 2007 and was kept in Cannes, France.
    She is currently in Barcelona at the Real Club Nautico and will be participating in the Classic regattas in the Med in the coming years.

  2. Quite the life for this lovely vessel. This boat was the dream boat of my father. We had many happy years when she resided on the Chesapeake Bay. She was raced in classic yacht races on the Chesapeake and in my fathers childhood home, the Narrangansett. Glad that she is still sound and well. A truly lovely vessel.

  3. The last news about Comet from Barcelona

    And a cabin refit:


  4. I fell in love with COMET when I first saw her but didn't know it at the time. I found her on White Hall Creek MD. And after purchasing her sailed her engineless up to Connecticut where I spent 3years rebuilding her from the shear streak up. Almost singlehandedly I replaced the decks cabin sides cockpit coamings, boworks caprails and replaced a few planks and frames. Then set of for the West Indies. After several years the dog died and the kids moved out so my wife thought we would sail around the world. Which we did. Upon our return ,the top picture .we met up with Olin Stephens who Amoung other things said its amazing that an ordinary boat can be sailed around the world ,with little fan fair or fuss by a couple of ordinary people.

    1. I was third owner of Comet. Feel free to contact me:

      Alan Bogatay

  5. I am seeking current owner/representative name and contact details as part of my research into the "Daughters of Dorade". If you have any information you are willing to share, kindly contact me at mflaherty AT iyrs DOT edu Thank you!