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32′ Buzzards Bay 25

Vitessa is an original Buzzard Bay 25 making the boat a key piece of yachting history. In 1914 The Beverly Yacht Club commissioned Nat Herreshoff to design a gaff rigged sloop for inshore racing. That spring five boats were launched – Mink, Vitessa, Bagatellea, White Cap and Tarantula. Today, Vitessa, Mink and Bagatellea remain active. Tarantula hasn’t been seen since 1920 and White Cap (last named Aria) was donated to the Herreshoff Museum in 1992.

From 2000-2001 Vitessa received a significant rebuild including all new frames, hull fastenings, keel bolts, deck, house top, and cockpit combings. The current owners have provided Vitessa with exemplary annual maintenance and the boat hangs off their home in Round Pond each summer. Somewhere along the way Vitessa’s rig was modified and the boat now sails as a yawl making it an ideal daysailer and classic racer.

A 2019 survey report and additional images are available upon request.


buy now Specifications:

LOD: 32′

LWL: 25′

Beam: 8′ 9″

Draft: 3′


buy now Hull and Deck Structure:

Plank on frame

Hull Material: Mix of cedar, yellow pine and hackmatack planking on white oak framing. Fastened with bronze on Mondel

Decking Material: Laid deck with canvass covering

Cabin Ventilation: Natural

Bilge Ventilation: Natural


buy now Mechanical System:

Engine: Evinrude Outboard

Fuel Type: Gasoline

Power: 6 HP

Steering: Tiller


order now Sails:





Covers and Awning Electrical:

DC: 12 V

Batteries: 2 batteries stored forward in cabin

Charging: Solar panels

DC Panel: Fuses

Wire Type: Jacketed, multistrand copper



Plotter/Radar: Raymarine E80


Safety Equipment: 

Hand Held Extinguishers

Throwable Device

Personal Flotation



Price $200,000
Name Vitessa
Type Sail
Length 32 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Nathaniel Herreshoff
Classification Yawl

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