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Joel White designed the Haven Class boats as a centerboard version of the Nathanial Herreshoff designed 12-½ sloop, one of which (Last Touch) he had owned for nearly a half century. Because Joel so respected the original 12-½ design he set out to make the Haven Class boats perform exactly like their predecessor. With a smidge more beam and slightly filed-out bilges the stability numbers for the Haven Class are almost identical to the Herreshoff 12-½s and with the whetted surface and sail areas also being equal to their inspiration it’s no surprise that along with keeping the classic Herreshoff aesthetic the same sailing qualities came along for the ride. The chief advantage of the Haven Class sloops is of course the shallow draft allowing the boats to float in just a foot and a half of water. This opens quite a bit more acreage for skinny water sailing and allows for easy launching and hauling from a trailer. This trailerability vastly increases sailing opportunities as it's easy to move the boat from one sailing venue to the next adventure either as dictated by the seasons or by the whim of the skipper. Built by the Landing School in 2005, Last Touch is a fine example of the Haven Class Sloops that has seen lots of tender loving care and is in excellent condition. Includes custom galvanized Triad trailer and full cockpit cover new in 2019. All seasonal paint and varnish done by George Zachorne Jr in 2019.
Last Touch is in excellent condition and ready to launch with no work required.
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