26′ Gehrleins Downeast Cruiser
Edelweiss is a beautifully restored classic, well appointed for picnics and cocktail cruises. The boat was built in 1959 and meticulously restored and re-powered in 2000 by Erik Christensen. Since then, Edelweiss has been expertly cared for by knowledgeable owners.
Edelweiss is available for viewing in Rockport, ME.
Builder: Gehrleins Boat Company
2000 Yanmar 125 HP Turbo Diesel (New 2000)
Engine Hours: 575
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
2 Aluminum Fuel Tanks (90 Gallons)
1 Double Berth
GPS – Garmin GPSmap 741xs
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Cockpit cover – stem to stern
Hull: 3/4″ Mahogany lapstrake planking over laminated white oak frames
Floor Timbers: Mahogany-sided, 2″ on 16″ centers (New 2000)
Keel Stem + Stern Post: White oak (New 2000)
Transom: Varnished Honduran Mahogany (New 2000)
Bottom: Triple diagonal planked with West epoxy (New 2000)
Fastenings: Bronze through bolts and copper rivets.
Edelweiss is a beautifully restored classic, well appointed for picnics and cocktail cruises. The boat was built in 1959 and meticulously restored and re-powered in 2000 by Erik Christensen. Since then, Edelweiss has been expertly cared for by knowledgable owners.
Construction is 3/4″ Mahogany lapstrake planking over laminated white oak frames. Floor timbers are Mahogany-sided, 2″ on 16″ centers. Keel stem and stern post are white oak. Transom is varnished Honduran Mahogany. The bottom is triple diagonal planked with West epoxy finish. All fastenings are bronze through bolts and copper rivets.
Fuel efficient @ 4 gallons per hour, with 2 – 45 gal. fuel tanks
About the lapstrake hull
With the cold-molded bottom there’s no swelling necessary. Edelweiss doesn’t take on any water at launch – even after land storage.
The initial rebuild of Edelweiss was done in 2000 by the previous owner, at a cost of approx. $270,000. A nautical engineer (family member of the owner) oversaw every detail. The current owner has maintained those records, and those of work done since that time.