26' Catboat Celebrating 100th Anniversary - 1916 to 2016 - Extraordinary Restoration

1916 Wooden Catboat Entirely Rebuilt by Shipwright from 2010-2014

Online PR News – 17-June-2016 – Onset Bay, MA – Like New After 100 Years: The "Sea Rover" has been sailing in Babylon YC Regattas and the waters of Great South Bay since the year 1916. Built in Connecticut 100 years ago as a seagoing yacht, it has recently been 100% professionally rebuilt by a professional Shipwright and master craftsman, from 2010 until 2014. Her rebuild included many maintenance saving re-construction modernizations.

Extraordinary 100% Rebuild:
Great care was taken to preserve this truly classic cruising cat. The Sabb diesel features a keel cooler (900 hrs), variable pitch prop and optional hand start. Extremely reliable and efficient (10nm/gal @ hull speed). Vessel is dialed in and loves a 20 knot breeze. Her distinctive flared bow and "V" hull give her strong, smooth windward characteristics unusual for a catboat. She is a capable offshore vessel, truly sensational sailing and comfortable in heavy offshore conditions, while she is also nimble around the club. “Sea Rover” is greeted with interest and awe at every port of call. Currently sailing between Martha's Vineyard, the Westport River and Onset Bay, MA.

LOD: 26'

LOA: 27.5'

Beam: 10'11"

Draft: 34"

Aux. Propulsion: Sabb Diesel Motor: manual and elect start, keel cooled, variable pitch prop. (900 hrs)

Sail just recon'd by NorthSails, good condition

All bronze hardware

7 Bronze portlights


Manual Marine Head

Bronze Centerboard Winch, Stainless Steel Cable

Mahogany/Bronze Boathook


Tiller Tender System

Louvered Oak Washboards

Varnished Gaff & Boom

Wooden/Bronze Blocks

Cedar on Oak Hull

Mahogany Coaming, Toerail, Pulpit

Spare Masthead Halyard

2 Oversized anchors, 3 rodes

Pulpit with Anchor Roller and Alternate heavy duty Mooring Chalk

Teak cockpit sole w/2 Large Bronze Scuppers

New Posh II running rigging from R & W Rope

2 Epoxied Alum water tanks (35 g)

20g Epoxied Aluminum Fuel Tank w Water/Debris Catch

Edson Manual and Rule Electric Bilge Pumps

Completely and professionally rebuilt utilizing modern technology where possible to lower maintenance but strictly adhering to her authenticity.This 26' Catboat is offshore capable and a striking classic having just turned 100 years old. The cabin can sleep 3 comfortably and has flip up dinettes on the centerboard trunk. The corian sink has a brass water pump beside oak counter. Cozy lighting is by kerosene gimballed lantern or overhead 12v. Dual battery switch and 12 volt breaker panel. Lots of dry storage compartments. Equipped with Balmar high performance charge regulator giving optimally rapid battery re-charge. Sea Rover is strong, gorgeous and well designed.

Please contact Eric Dobbyn at (978) 462-2323 if you'd like to see, sail it, or buy it.

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