12mR W. Starling Burgess Onawa 1929

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Onawa is the sixth and last Twelve Metre ordered by the New York Yacht Club, designed by William Starling Burgess for delivery to American owners and built by Abeking & Rasmussen. The purpose was to have six yachts built exclusively for regatta for comparison sailing in the Club. Hulls were the same but deck layout, interior arrangements and rigs varied among the six yachts. The construction was composite that means that every second frame through the entire length of the hull was made of galvanized steel, the floor plates included. Planking was in Honduras mahogany, quite popular in that period. After a colorful life she ended up in Rhode Island and received a major refit in 2001. McMillen Yachts oversaw this project with the help of Bob Tiedemann, seasoned classic 12 metre expert; David Pedrick & TJ Perrotti, naval architects who redesigned her lead keel and Frank McCaffery who built the new wooden mast to the design of Olin Stephen’s mast designed for Vim. Onawa is currently at their facility in Portsmouth, RI and she is race ready for the road to the worlds in 2019.
USD 475.000,00
Reference 18217
Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
Year 1929
Type 12mR yacht, Second Rule
Design W. Starling Burgess
L.o.a. 21.09 m
Beam 3.87 m
Draft 2.58 m
Flag USA
Location USA
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