The Boat

Elemiah is a Herreshoff Tioga. L. Francis Herreshoff was her designer. She is a ketch. She is made of wood and epoxy, has a centreboard rather than a keel, and a cutter rig, which means that she has two foresails (the ones at the front).

Here are some of her vital statistics:

Length overall 65′
Length on deck 57′
Length at the water line 50′
Beam 13′ 4″
Draft (centre board up/down) 5′ 9″/11′
Displacement 56,000 lbs
Ballast 17,300 lbs
Sail area (100% foretriangle) 1,529 sq ft
Auxiliary engine 85-hp Perkins diesel
Fuel 132 gal
Water 205 gal
Water 100 gal

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