Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design 1293 - Glory

Glory was built by the Morton Johnson Shipyard of Bay Head, New Jersey. She is a very typical S&S centerboarder, built of wood. She was launched in 1957. This boat is a refinement of this clients' previous boat, Windward (design #1203), also an S&S design.

A sistership was built for a repeat customer from South America but I can't tell where she was built.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-7"
LWL 29'-6"
Beam 11'-10"
Draft 4'-6"
Displacement 22,035 lbs
Ballast 6,575 lbs
Sail Area 883 sq ft


  1. She is undergoing a complete restoration in Rockport Maine at Artisan Boatbuilders.
    She underwent sea trials in August and September 2011 and is now undergoing interior restoration and buildout during the winter and spring of 2012. Anticipated final completion date: fall of 2012.
    She will be sailing this summer out of Camden , Maine.

  2. The sistership ended up at the Brazilian Naval College (Angra dos Reis) where she was called the Timbiras (name of a former local indian tribe).
    She served for training trips along the coast with the midshipmen (of which I was one) and raced on a weekly basis, including at least 4 Santos - Rio offshore races and one Buenos Aires - Rio.

  3. Glory sistership in South America, once called Timbira-is now Maria de Luna- has been completely restored keeping original features and materials and she is now sailing again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  4. Staphano---have you been aboard Maria de Luna? I am looking at Glory. She's in Maine. Has not been finished.

  5. Staphano---have you been aboard Maria de Luna? I am looking at Glory. She's in Maine. Has not been finished.

  6. we do have a Glory in Rio de Janeiro called "Helen", actually pretty well restored and offered for sale.

    1. Ola Marcelo
      Tenho um glory em salvador.
      O seu continua a venda?
      Preciso fazer uma restauração completa no meu..
      Se puder me passar seu contato pra conversarmos
      Fabio Pena Cal
      71 9 9961-7300

  7. Glory was our family boat growing up. Sailed her from Newport Beach to Catalina mostly. Also sailed the Channel Islands. My father raced her in the Transpac in the mid '60s. She sailed beautifully and people really appreciated her lines.

    1. Bought Glory this past December with the plan to finish the rebuild started by Artisan Boatworks. Regrettably I will be putting her on the market this fall. She's in great shape but needs the interior.
      I have an old log book that the first entry is 1964. Let me know if you would like this and I'll send it to you. I also found a photo copy the Transpac program listing Glory as a participant.

    2. Hi john,
      My name is Fabio, i live in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil...
      I bought this week one SS Glory here in salvador, that was constructed in 1961 in rio de janeiro. This boat already called PLUFT and Mr. ISRAEL KLABIN was on of his owner.
      I have a lot of pictures and need all information that is possible to make a completly restoration.
      Some one can help me wiht all plans, sail plans, pictures....
      55 71 999617300