LOUISE is a Buzzards Bay 25, rumored to be N. G. Herreshoff’s favorite of his own designs.  At over 32 feet, she is a large daysailer that can carry a crowd, but also perform well in both light and heavy air. Her classic lines have made this a sought after design since she first drawn in 1914.

After her sea trials, LOUISE was delivered to the Bahamas, her current home waters. This keel/centerboarder is traditionally built with Alaskan cedar planks over white oak frames. The cockpit is roomy and she has a small cuddy cabin forward. She is a gaff-rigged sloop; the rig was built by Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers of Camden, Maine, and her sails were sewn by Roy Downes.

 

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