1999, Center Harbor 35

This elegant and fast Joel White designed, Brooklin Boat Yard built daysailor / racer has been stored with and maintained by Brooklin Boat Yard since her launching in 1999. Her original and present owners have kept WABASH in near new condition and have made timely upgrades to keep her equipment list modern and up to date.

WABASH has been used by her owners primarily for daysailing but she has also been a racing presence at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta where she always places well and won her division in 2007

WABASH has not been launched for the current (2013) sailing season but all annual maintenance work was done over the previous winter so there is no work apart from normal commissioning tasks required to have her sailing again quickly to enjoy the late summer and fall sailing seasons.

Contact our broker John Maxwell for further information. PH: 207-359-2193 Email:


In mid July, “Pardon Me” was moved into the main shop to begin her restoration work. Since the first order of business is to replace the bottom, all machinery and interior components were removed, the boat was rolled upside down, placed on a specially constructed cradle and then ,moved into position for work to begin. Flipping the boat in this manner makes the job of replacing the bottom infinately easier and faster than working overhead well justifying the extra effort.

At the time of this writing all bottom planking has been removed exposing the structural members (keel, frames, etc) of the boat. The original oak keel will be replaced with a new mahogany keel (better to accept glued planking) as will many of the frames and floor timbers before replanking begins.




The Eggemoggin 47 LYNNETTE was launched back on June 19 and has since been actively racing and daysailing in the waters around Mount Desert Island. Here are a few photos of this beautiful boat out and about on the Eggemoggin Reach and the Great Harbor of Mount Desert Island.



Because they are so treasured by their owners it’s not all that often that boats built here at Brooklin Boat Yard come up for sale but as of late there are several wonderful examples of work done here at the yard that are now available for purchase. Look below to see the offerings and if you want to learn more about these boats contact our broker John Maxwell (PH: 207-359-2193, Email: ) here at the yard for complete listing details and boat history’s.

48′ Bob Stephens design built in 2004
Asking Price $695,000
Located: Maine


45′ Cruising / Racing Yawl built in 2001
Asking Price: $395,000
Located: Connecticut


39′ Bob Stephens design built in 1999
Asking Price: $500,000
Located: Rhode Island


37′ Daysailor / Racer built in 2010
Asking Price: $599,000
Located: Rhode Island


36′ Joel White Cruising Ketch built in 1971
Asking Price: $88,000
Located: Massachusetts


32′ Joel White Daysailor built in 1996
Asking Price: $95,000
Located: Maine

Brooklin Boat Yard to Build Custom Jim Taylor-Designed Sloop

Brooklin Boat Yard will begin construction of 49-foot cold-molded sailboat designed by Jim Taylor of Marblehead, Massachusetts, in June. The yacht is a lightweight, performance-oriented sloop with a traditional aesthetic above the waterline and a modern underbody below. The yacht was commissioned by a repeat customer of Brooklin Boat Yard, and is scheduled to launch in spring of 2014. The design was developed specifically for single- or double-handed sailing on New England coastal waters as well as occasional competitive racing in a range of classes.

The new yacht is 49 feet overall with a waterline length of 35.1 feet and an 11.6-foot beam. Long overhangs increase the boat’s effective sailing length and stability with heel. This traditional feature is coupled with an underwater canoe body shape that’s rounded with low deadrise for less drag, especially in choppy water and during maneuvers. Her fin keel and spade rudder also reduce wetted area while lowering her vertical center of gravity for increased stability. Since the yacht will sail mostly northeastern ports, her keel’s leading edge is swept aft to shed weeds and lobster pots. Her saildrive features a folding prop to also minimize the risk of fouling.

“The long sailing length and narrow beam will give this design a meter boat feel,” said Jim Taylor, yacht designer. “Her deep, high aspect ratio appendages feature ample profile area, to provide a user-friendly ‘groove’ even when downspeed or in sloppy sea conditions. Her unusual combination of classic style with contemporary performance will set her apart from — and usually far ahead of — everything else on the water.

The boat will be built in cold-molded wood, a style for which Brooklin Boatyard is well-known. This approach not only results in high strength and toughness relative to weight, but it also provides very impressive acoustic and thermal insulation. The yacht will carry a Hall carbon rig and Harken deck gear. Competition Composites Inc. in Canada will build her carbon rudder.

“This yacht is highly customized for her owner and his favorite sailing haunts,” said Steve White, owner of Brooklin Boat Yard. “Not only does she have all the critical details to make her an ideal cruiser/racer for New England, but she’ll be a pleasure to sail — whether day-tripping with grandchildren or racing competitively with a handful of crew.

Brooklin Boat Yard will begin construction on the new yacht in mid-June after the yard’s latest projects, LYNETTE and IRIS, both Eggemoggin 47s, are finished and launched. SONNY, a 70-foot sailboat, will launch shortly thereafter in early August.


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