Amity is an original "Class A" Friendship Sloop built and designed by Wilbur A. Morse in 1901 in Friendship Maine. She is Sail No. 9 in the Friendship Sloop Society. Amity was initially a working lobster boat and has been sailed for recreation since the 1940s. She was completely rebuilt in 1974-5 by the Ralph Stanley yard in Southwest Harbor while owned by James Russell Wiggins, who sailed her over 50 years. Her current owners have sailed her for their own enjoyment as well as for day charters. If you are looking for one of Maine's classic boats, Amity has been well cared for over the years with her upgraded engine and sails. She is a classic seaworthy Friendship Sloop.
Traditionally built and rebuilt in 1970s with cedar over steam-bent oak frames. Bronze screw fastened. Oak keel and stem. 2000 lbs of outside lead ballast with bronze bolts. 2015 Samson Post. Decks and cabintop are fiberglass-over-marine plywood, painted gray. Mahogany cabin sides with 4 ports. Painted teak toe rail, rub rail, cockpit coaming. Cockpit seats, ceiling and sole are painted gray.
2012 Beta B20 diesel, 20 HP, Model #B43815. FWC, heat exchanger. 1" SS shaft swinging a 2-blade bronze prop 12/14 LH. Wooden rudder, tiller steering.
Spruce spars: Mast, boom and gaff. Bowsprit is spruce with chain bobstay and wire whisker stays w/turnbuckles.
Sails: Main is brand new, made by Bohndell in 2017 and has not been used; 2011 Jib, and Staysail is in good condition.
Rigging: wire to deadeyes with 3-strand Dacron lanyards. Dacron running rigging in good condition.
Bronze deck hardware, traditional lignum vitae blocks.
Fuel: 10-gallon Monel tank under starboard deck aft
Water: 15-gallon polyethylene tank
Two 12V batteries, 6-switch circuit breaker panel, master switch 1-2-Both
In cabin aft of rope locker, are vee berths with marine head (currently, no holding tank) between. Two full settee/berths, port and starboard. Shelf to starboard for portable alcohol stove. Removable companionway steps for engine access. Four ports--2 fixed, 2 opening. Cushions for all berths, sitting headroom. Ceiling is painted white, other woodwork and sole are painted gray. Cockpit is seating for several. Tiller steering. All exterior woodwork is painted with the exception of the spars and bowsprit, which are varnished spruce.
Ritchie Compass, bulkhead mount
VHF - handheld
GPS - handheld
Engine gauge panel in cockpit
Fisherman Anchor mounted to starboard bowsprit stay w/chain & rode
Danforth Anchor & rode in cockpit locker
Two Rule Bilge Pumps - 500 and 1500
PFDs - 5 adult, 2 child
Horn - portable