Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Herreshoff H12½

Designed by Nathanael Herreshoff

The Herreshoff H-12½ 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-12½ in 1950 after acquiring the exclusive rights to the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.’s designs. In 1972 we also started building the original H-12½ in fiberglass. Using our fiberglass mold made from the original Herreshoff jigs and patterns the fiberglass H-12½ has the exact shape and specifications that Captain Nat created. The H-12½’s fiberglass hull provides for easy maintenance, but bronze hardware, wooden spars and trim maintain her beauty and heritage.

Line drawing
Length Overall15’ 8 1/2”
Length Waterline12’ 6 3/4”
Beam5’ 10”
Draft2’ 5”
PDF Download a specification sheet.

New Boat Options

H-12½ (Standard) - White hull/buff deck choice of gaff or Marconi rig..........$57,200

Varnished Sitka spruce spars
Mast hoops, stainless steel sail track on boom, gaff & Marconi mast
Choice of Gaff or Marconi rig (same price)
Choice of varnished mahogany trim (6-8 coats) or oiled teak trim - no additional charge
Oiled teak floor
Polished bronze hardware including cleats, mast keeper & bow chocks
Schaefer stainless steel blocks
Colored boot stripe (gelcoat)
Bottom painting Anti-fouling
New England ropes sta-set running rigging, stainless steel standing rigging
Launching/Rigging at CCSB, or loaded on an optional trailer for pick-up
Colored hull (gelcoat)$900.00
Mainsail and Jib white dacron (Gaff or Marconi)$1,960.00
Mainsail and Jib tanbark or cream colored dacron (Gaff or Marconi) $2,440.00
Spinnaker (Gaff or Marconi)$925.00
Spinnaker Gear w/ aluminum pole$745.00
Spinnaker Gear w/ spruce pole$990.00
Cockpit Cover, acrylic choice of color$780.00
Mainsail Cover, acrylic (not necessary w/cockpit cover)$350.00
Jib Cover, acrylic$150.00
Cam cleat for mainsheet - Harken$265.00
Flag Halyard on mast$200.00
Mahogany Interior Transom (varnished)$1,150.00
Lifting Sling w/ SS Eye bolt$420.00
Oarlock Sockets w/ bronze horns (note next line item)$540.00
Reinforcement needed for Cockpit Cover when ordering above$90.00
Removable Compass mounted on mast$705.00
Outboard Bracket bronze, 2 part installed on transom$690.00
Seat Cushions - white w.foam, clips around wooden seat$750.00
Ladder S.S. foldable & removable (fits in lazzarette)$890.00
Winter cover, heavy duck w/support$1,686.25
Trailer-galvanized w/screw poppits 2” ball coupler & flat plug$4,260.00
Trailer-tie-down package (2 ratchet straps & spar carriers)$475.00
Trailer - keel guides$187.00
Accessory package (anchorline, 2 fenders, sail ties, horn, 2 life jackets, hand pump, paddle 3 dock lines)$860.00

Name painting & delivery also available

Prices subject to 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, if applicable

Prices subject to change without notice

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