Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Designed by Nathanael Herreshoff

The Herreshoff H-12 1/2 has been referred to as the best small boat design ever. Perfect proportions coupled with expert construction equal a timeless design and a boat that lasts for generations. Her hull shape and external lead keel provide stability through the water and her cockpit provides plenty of comfort for 6 adults. Yet she can be easily single handed with her self tending jib.

We began building the fiberglass version of the Fishers Island H-12 1/2 in 1950 after acquiring the exclusive rights to the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.'s designs. In 1972 we also started building the original H-12 1/2 in fiberglass. Using our fiberglass mold made from the original Herreshoff jigs and patterns the fiberglass H-12 1/2 has the exact shape and specifications that Captain Nat created. The H-12 1/2's fiberglass hull provides for easy maintenance, but bronze hardware, wooden spars and trim maintain her beauty and heritage.
H-12 1/2 - $50,450
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Length Overall15’ 8 1/2”
Length Waterline12’ 6 3/4”
Beam5’ 10”
Draft2’ 5”
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