26ft. VINTAGE AMERICAN WEEKENDER designed by B B Crowninshield in 1908 and built by Floatsjackson, Ipswich in 2014

Boat Details

Overall Length: 25ft 10ins
Waterline: 17ft 6ins
Beam: 6ft 3ins
Draught: 4ft 3ins
Displacement: 1,500 kg
Engine: none
Berths: 2
Sail: Gaff Rig sets 311 sq. ft.
Designer: B B Crowninshield
Builder: Ben Jackson
Year Built: 2014
Location: East Coast

Specification: LOA 25′ 10″ LWL 17′ 6″
BEAM: 6′ 3″
DRAFT: 4′ 3″
SAIL AREA: 311sqft


West system cedar strip planking over 13 laminated mahogany ring frames. laminated douglas fir longitudinals. sheathed in 600gram glass saturated in west system epoxy. finished with Awlgrip products.  Inside of hull finished in epoxy followed by varnish where seen.

Fin and Rudder

Laminated douglas fir fin sheathed in 600gram glass saturated with west system epoxy. The rudder blade is a solid ply lamination, profiled and sheathed in glass. Lead keel through-bolted and bonded with Arbicol. All surfaces finished in Awlgrip products.

Laminated mahogany beams with a ply deck, painted and grooved deckhead. Sheathed in 600gram glass saturated with epoxy. finished with International products.
Coachroof Cockpit
Two matching solid, single lengths of African Mahogany forms the cockpit coaming and cabin sides. All brightwork is made up of Mahogany from the same board to guarantee a colour match. The cockpit sole is bright finished Douglas fir planking. Self-draining reversed camber cockpit sole. All brightwork is finished in Durapox followed Stoppani and then given two coats of Epifanes for ease of maintenance.

Inboard gaff rig with single foresail. Varnished spars and custom bronze fixings.
Custom Snipe Trailer
Raymarine wireless log and sounder.
Everything else needed to go sailing.

Builders Comments:

Every opportunity has been taken to make this yacht as maintenance-free as possible. With its trailer and fun size, this yacht would make a great regatta attendee as well as a very easy to live with daysailer/ weekender.

GUIDE PRICE: £37,000  Build Cost – £69,500

LYING: East Coast

VIEWING: Through Classic Yacht Brokerage