• 13.26 m
  • 1905
  • France
  • 280 000 €


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: HERRESHOFF
  • Category: Classic Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1905
  • YearBuilt: 1905
  • Year Refit: 2005
  • Refit Type: rebuilt
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: France
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/4 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 43' 7" (13.26m)
  • LWL: 30' 0" (9.14m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 8' 2" (2.47m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 3" (1.90m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
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  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 4
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Oak
  • Deck Material: N/A
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  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
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  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Nanni
  • Model: 3cylinder
  • Engine Count: n/a
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: N/A


TYPE Classic Sailing Yacht
HULL NO. 11 (for 18 hulls in the class, built January to May 1905)
RIG Gaff Sloop
SERIES New York Yacht Club 30
BUILDER Herreshoff Manufacturing C°, Bristol RI, USA
NAVAL ARCHITECT Nathaniel Greene Herreshoff
YEAR Mar-05
REFIT 2003-2005 by Cannell Boatbuilding of Camden, Maine
CONSTRUCTION Oak & Mahogany; Oregon pine deck
FLAG USA, registered in Boothbay Harbour, Maine
ENGINES 1 x 21Hp Nanni 3 cylinder (2005)
DISPLACEMENT 8 metric tonnes, 4 tonnes of ballast
LOA 13.26m/ 43’6’’
LWL 9.14m/30’
BEAM 2.47m/ 8’10’’
DRAFT 1.90m/ 6’3’’

First owner was Mr Lyman Delano. The boat was then purchased in the ‘50s by a Mr John Quincy Adams, who took part in the 50th celebrations of the NYYC 30s, before transforming her into a Marconi cruising yawl.


In 2003 the boat was purchased by the company HBR (Historic Boat Revival) a syndicate of American and European enthusiasts who restored her, and prepared her for the classic Mediterranean regattas.

All structure (frames, beams, floors, stringers, beamshelf, etc…) is in white oak.
Hull is horizontal double planked, interior in Cypress, outer layer in yellow pine, fastened with bronze screws into white oak frames.
Deck is Oregon pine slats, fastened directly onto deck beams, and covered in painted canvas.
Deck structures in mahogany.
Fastenings in bronze.
Ring frame structure in bronze.
Windows in bevelled glass.
Ballast in lead (4 tonnes)
Interior bulkheads in raised and fielded mahogany( following original plans)
Spars in spruce.

Since being re-launched in 2005, Oriole has been winterised every year under cover, from October through April.
Paint and varnish are upheld every year. Running rigging is replaced as necessary.
The electric panel was replaced in 2014.
2 x New batteries were installed in 2013.


Oriole had been transformed into a cruising yawl in the ‘50’s. The deckhouse had been lengthened forward of the mast up to the forward hatch, and the rig changed to a Marconi yawl.


Hull and structural parts had not been altered. Between 2003 and 5 the whole vessel, except the hull, covering board, beam shelf, ballast had been re-built as original by Cannell Boatbuilding of Camden, Maine, based on plans supplied by the Haffenreffer/Herreshoff Collection, MIT, Boston.


Standing rigging (S/S) was completely replaced, as well as deck fittings in bronze by Reineck, all according to original plans. Sails were supplied by Elvstrom-Sobstadt France. A new Nanni 3 cylinder 21HP engine was fitted in 2005.

ENGINES 1 x 21HpNanni 3 cylinder fitted in 2005
ELECTRICITY 1 x Electric panel new in 2014
BATTERIES 2 x Batteries new installed in 2013
SEWAGE SYSTEM 1 x Black water tank
FUEL TANK 1 x Diesel tank, 60 litres
PUMPS 1 x Manual bilge pump
1 x Electric bilge pump
SAILS All by Elvstrom-Sobstad, France
SAIL AREA CLOSE HAULED 1,000 Sq.ft. (105m2, with 75m2 mainsail)
STANDING RIGGING Replaced in 2005 according to original plans
JIB 2005
JIB 2009
STORM JIB 2005 (never used)
CAPSTANS 1 x Bronze Herreshoff capstan
ANCHOR & CHAIN 1 x Danforth anchor, 30 kgs, plus 40m of chain
SOFT FURNISHINGS Cushions and mattresses with green covers
COVERS Main and Jib cover
DECK FITTINGS New 2005 by Reineck according to original plans
  • Full safety equipment for 5th Category under French law (5 miles from a safe haven)
  • Liferaft for 6 persons in date

Since being re-launched in July 2005 at Boothbay Harbour, Maine, Oriole has participated in the Centenary celebrations of the NYYC 30 organised in Newport by the New York Yacht Club. (8 boats took part).


After a crossing by cargo, Oriole took part between 2005 – 2014 in the majority of the Mediterranean regattas for classic yachts. All the events in Monaco, Imperia, Cannes, St Tropez, twice in Argentario, and, after being invited to take part in Brest 2013, a season in the Atlantic classic meetings.


During these regattas, Oriole collected many first places, and was nearly always on the podium.


The NYYC 30s were the fourth 30ft one-design class to come out of the drawing board of ‘Captain Nat’, and were a great success from the day they were launched. Used also as small cruisers, they were owned by some of the wealthiest and most successful sailors of their day, despite their small size. They were raced hard and fast, and were said to never reef.


One of the great things about the NY 30s is their ease of handling – although gaff rigged, it is the absolute height of simplicity in the gaff rig, and they can easily be handled by two for cruising and deliveries. As easy as a Bermudian rig, and very fast.


Today there still exist 10 of the 18 NYYC 30s. Two of them are in Europe; LINNET which was restored in Argentario, Italy and ORIOLE.

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