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Old 07-06-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Name this model

Last March, we saw this lovely downeast/trawler/tug (?) yacht at Tahiti Beach, Abaco, Bahamas

Anyone know what builder/model it is ?
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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The design is by William Barrows, unusual because that's the only design I know of from him, yet it appears a nice boat. She was built by Willard of foam cored glass in about 1977.....

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Old 07-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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Good info Tad. So would this vessel be referred to as a Willard then?
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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So would this vessel be referred to as a Willard then?
Well...It could be. That would probably be done by a broker as the Willard name is recognized. But Willard had it's own line of "Willard xx" that they advertized and promoted. The Barrows boat is a custom one-off.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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I wouldn't call it a tug though. To me, tugs have a more rounded front end. Trawler, yes. Down east? Dunno.
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Downeast - no
Tug - no
Motoryacht - yes
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:57 PM   #7
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Kinda reminiscent of a Stephens to me. In fact, that was my first thought.

That is a pretty deep draft craft for venturing into the shallow waters between Lubber Landing and Elbow Cay. I have to watch very carefully in there with Moonstruck.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:57 PM   #8
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Just right

I'm surprised she's 65', she didn't seem twice as long as my 32' baby grand

She really attracted my attention because she combines what I think are the best attributes of 1) a modern sailboat-like hull and large open aftdeck of a downeaster like a recent Lyman-Morse 2) the flybridge and aft deck of a Europa style trawler and 3) the pilothouse of a tug. All in an elegant, low profile and low center of gravity, classic yacht.

If she was built in 1975, the naval architect was way ahead of his time.

Just gorgeous, another one of my dreamboats
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:33 PM   #9
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I'd call her a trawler yacht.

Look at that fish hook in the stem. A CQR most likely. In head seas I wonder how they deal w the water coming up the anchor hawsepipe? Must make quite an eruption on the foredeck.

Nice boat and not overpowered.
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This is much more (recreational) trawler-looking:


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"Look at that fish hook in the stem. A CQR most likely. In head seas I wonder how they deal w the water coming up the anchor hawsepipe? Must make quite an eruption on the foredeck."
A can of spray insulating foam is what we use. Keeps the water from squirting up the H pipe and anchor still at he ready able to deploy. Just fill it from the top.
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[QUOTE=markpierce;247983]This is much more (recreational) trawler-looking:


Recreational?... because it doesn't have outrigger/beam trawls? Nice workboat disguise though
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:19 AM   #13
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Sailor of Fortune,
Thanks. I guess there is a problem .. but w a quick and simple solution. Always wondered about that.

Mark,
The Gryphon looks pure workboat to me.
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Greetings,
The Gryphon, to the best of my memory is an ex US army T-boat. Steel, 65' in length.
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"Look at that fish hook in the stem. A CQR most likely. In head seas I wonder how they deal w the water coming up the anchor hawsepipe? Must make quite an eruption on the foredeck."
A can of spray insulating foam is what we use. Keeps the water from squirting up the H pipe and anchor still at he ready able to deploy. Just fill it from the top.

She seems to be running with a bone in her teeth, but the flags are still flying toward the bow. Probably a good ride.
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The Gryphon, to the best of my memory is an ex US army T-boat. Steel, 65' in length.
You're right,
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The design is by William Barrows, unusual because that's the only design I know of from him, yet it appears a nice boat. She was built by Willard of foam cored glass in about 1977.....

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I'm glad you posted this as I was scratching my head. She has little bit of: Derecktor, Hatteras, Matthews, Burger, and Stephens. Of course like art, designers borrow (learn) from others, and apply to their own work.
It must have stayed in the same family for a long time, as usually boats like this would had been customized by now. The salon just calls out to be lengthened doesn't it?
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