Custom designed by Ted Fontaine and built right here at Rockport Marine, CARY ALI is a one-off cold molded wood sailing yacht that embodies the seamless blending of classic aesthetics and modern technology central to all the Friendship Yachts. She was commissioned by a Friendship 40 owner who wanted a second boat with just 30” of draft so he could keep it at the dock of his Long Island waterfront home.
With over 25,000 man hours invested in her build, CARY ALI was completed in late fall, 2013. Her styling cues are classic but CARY ALI ‘s build and systems, particularly rigging, are thoroughly modern. She has carbon fiber spars, electric winches, roller-furling laminated sails and Antal rigging hardware throughout. Everything is lead aft for ease of handling and, the backstay and and vang are hydraulic.
CARY ALI’s elegantly crafted interior boasts satin-varnished raised-panel teak joinery and tongue and grove interior plank seams that follow the sheer. Port and starboard settee’s, a fully outfit custom mini galley and a queen sized berth complete the interior. She maintains an impressive spaciousness for a boat of her size. With an abundance of storage, custom dish locker and functional galley, CARY ALI is the perfect venue for sunset cocktails or long weekend excursions.
She is currently stored in Stonington, CT and will be in Newport for the summer. More photos and detailed specs available on request.