1950 49ft 4'' Herreshoff Custom double end launch

This beauty was designed and owned by L. Francis Herreshoff!! She was built by the Luders Yard and reportedly was used for a time as a pace boat for the Harvard University crew team in Massachusetts.
Was purchased  in 1978 and totally rebuilt her over the years, launching her in 1992 with a layout that is designed for coastal cruising and comfort on the inland waterways. The interior layout is absolutely stunning with many different kinds of varnished woods as well as a working wood stove. This boat would really fit PERFECTLY in any Boat show and could also be used as a floating hotel suite.
Her rebuild was done using the cold molded epoxy method with 3 layers of strip planked Philippine mahogany and bronze fasteners. With a mahogany hull that is bronze fastened and encapsulated in epoxy, she is completely watertight when launched and does not need the maintenance or soaking typically needed by wooden boats. Over 400k invested about 20 years ago. Has been in storage for 15 years.
She has a 1984 low hours 75 HP Westerbeke model W-70  4 cyl diesel engine that moves her with ease, 50 gal. fuel tank,

Length Overall: 49.4' Beam: 6' 9" Min. Draft: 36"
Navigational EquipmentNavigation Lights
Deck FeaturesAnchor, Anchor Line, Bimini top, Full Enclosure, Raw Water Washdown. Rub Rails, Self Bailing Cockpit
Electrical ComponentsBattery Switch, Horn, 12 V DC Outlets, Accessory Switches, Alternator, Stereo, Water Heater

This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of boating history. Boat has been in storage for the past 15 years due to illness. 

 Layaway plan available if needed.  All trades considered.