Brooklin Boat, Rockport Marine partner on 91-footer
Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
Most boaters would be thrilled to have a yacht built at one of Maine’s finest yards. But what about one that was built at two of them? Brooklin Boat Yard and Rockport Marine teamed up on construction of a custom 91-foot, cold-molded yacht.
The talented crew in Rockport built the cold-molded hull, which was launched in mid-May. It was towed across Penobscot Bay to Brooklin where the talented crew at BBY will finish work on the flush-deck sloop, which was designed by Bruce Johnson and the Brooklin Boat Yard design office. The boat is scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2018.
The photos here (taken by Michael O'Neil) show the hull on launching day at Rockport Marine.
The yacht’s specs are: 91’4” LOA, 74’5” LWL, beam 19’, draft 10’, Displ. 122,500 Lbs., sail area 3,500 square feet.
The yacht is designed primarily for high-performance cruising along coastal U.S. waters. A twin cockpit configuration keeps the center cockpit strictly for social interaction and all sail handling is led to the aft working cockpit. The cockpits will be protected by low, varnished-mahogany cockpit coamings and each can be accessed through its own companionway opening. The interior layout will include a crew cabin forward with private head and stall shower, two guest staterooms forward of the mast, one with ensuite head and stall shower and the other with a day head, also with separate shower.
The main salon will feature an elliptical dining area, a pair of reclining chairs and a navigation station. Access to the full beam master stateroom is either through the portside passageway or through the generous galley to starboard. The master stateroom includes an ensuite head with stall shower. A utility/laundry room is accessed from the portside passageway. The interior will be finished in Herreshoff style with white and cream paintwork offset by American cherry joinery, leather upholstery and a teak and maple cabin sole.