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16′ Herreshoff 12 1/2 Daysailer

Ibis is a professionally restored and well-maintained gaff rigged Herreshoff 12 1/2 daysailer. With the hull number 2015, Ibis is one of the only two-dozen 12 1/2 wooden sloops manufactured at Quincy Adams Yacht Yard in Quincy, MA, between 1945 and 1948 (estimated year built 1946) under the license of the then insolvent Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.

She is equipped with mahogany planking, shear, coamings and transom, and a teak sole. She has not been sailed for the last two seasons as the owner has no time to sail. She has been stored indoors and is in great condition.

Ibis boasts a winning racing record to her name.

Ibis comes with a new electric engine, brand new Harding cockpit cover, and a fairly new set of Harding sails and sail covers:

  • New/unused Harding cockpit cover and jib cover (value $980). Plus and extra green cockpit cover.
  • New/not used Outboard electric motor (Value $1,800 (bought Fall 2011)): Torqueedo Travel 1003L (long shaft) electric motor (TOR-1123-00) with new lithium battery
  • Under seat motor mount by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company (Value $160)

PLEASE NOTE: Pictures of Ibis in the water are from a few seasons ago. Ibis was last in the water two season ago. She has been in storage since. One image of her – port side – as currently in storage, along with pictures of the covers and engine are provided with this listing. Upon request we can provide you with a complete set of closeup pictures of her currently in storage.

  • Boat Name: Ibis
  • Year: 1946
  • Current Price: US$ 17,500 (05/16)
  • Located in Duxbury, MA
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Other
  • YW# 4104-2970520
  • Central/Exclusive Listing
  • Available for co-brokerage


After insolvency in 1943, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (HMC) transferred the license to build the H 12 ½ to Quincy Adams Yacht Yard (QAYY). QAYY obtained the rights to use the original HMC builder’s plate, starting with hull numbers at 2,001. QAYY planked their H 12 ½ with mahogany rather than with white cedar used by HMC (Herreshoff 12-1/2 Footer Registry. May 10, 2016). Altogether, 31 H 12 ½ were contracted to QAYY. However, due to the war effort, no pleasure-boat hulls were built until late 1945. Records housed at the Quincy Historical Society show that not all 31 hulls were built; only about 24 H 12 ½ were eventually delivered. These findings are confirmed by “Ibis,” having been the 15th H 12 ½ built at QAYY and by another H 12 ½, which was for sale in September 2014 with the hull # 2023, having presumably been the second to last boat manufactured at QAYY in 1948 (,673.0.html). In 1947, Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company (CCSC) acquired the rights to the H 12 ½ design. CCSC built about 35 wooden hulls between 1948 and 1950 before they switched to fiberglass (Herreshoff 12-1/2 Footer Registry).”


  • Harding cockpit cover and jib cover (value $980): both are still new and unused. Plus and extra green cockpit cover.
  • Outboard electric motor (Value $1,800): New, not used (bought Fall 2011): Torqueedo Travel 1003L (long shaft) electric motor (TOR-1123-00) with new lithium battery
  • Under seat motor mount by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company (Value $160)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Price $17,500
Name Ibis
Type Sail
Length 16 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Herreshoff
Classification Daysailer

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