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Coastal Sailing at MIT


Bluewater Sailing

Mashnee is a 1902 Buzzards Bay 30 designed by world renowned naval architect Nathaniel Greene Herreshoff (MIT Class of 1870). The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built Mashnee as one of fourteen boats but only six hulls are known to still exist. Mashnee has a waterline of 30 feet and a length of overall of 46 feet 6 inches but with the bowsprit she reaches 50 feet. The fleet of fourteen Buzzard Bay 30s were originally commissioned for members of Beverly Yacht Club who wanted a shallower draft day raceboat with a cutter rig. In 1939, Mashnee was fit with a Marconi rig and remains that way today. She draws 8 feet 4 inches with the centerboard down and only 5 feet 4 inches with the board up.

For many years, Mashnee lay abandoned on a beach in Myrtle, South Carolina until Jan Rozendaal was inspired by an article in Wooden Boat Magazine to take it to Vermont for a full restoration and rebuild. It took three years but the restoration was completed in 2008 at Darling Boatworks. In 2017, Mashnee was awarded the most photogenic boat award at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. Jan and Mary Rozendaal kindly donated this museum quality yacht to the MIT sailing program to be sailed and raced in 2018 and beyond.

You can learn more about Mashnee at the MITNA Bluewater Wiki.

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Updated: 2018/02/21 10:52:26
Updated: 2018/02/21 10:52:26