Thursday, March 21, 2013

‘Joshua’, a Spray Class Yawl


I have previously featured* this Spray Class Yawl. This time I have close-up detailed photographs. She appears to be a fairly accurate replica of Joshua Slocum’s original 36’ 9” wooden gaff yawl, except she is a Ferro cement boat. Her deckhouse structure is similar to the original, but she has a little less freeboard. Her solid construction and heavy displacement should give her crew an easy motion at sea. I would be interested to learn if she can do as Slocum’s ‘Spray’ did, that is to sail for hundreds of miles with her helm lashed.

Slocum's 'Spray'

*Bruce Roberts Spray Class Yawl

Spray for Sale


Spray Illustrations

Solo Circumnavigation Record Attempts

Joshua Slocum

Sailing Alone Around the World

The Slocum Spray Society

Bruce Roberts Yacht Designs

Bruce Roberts Spray Ketch for Sale

1993 Spray Cutter for Sale

Bruce Roberts Spray for Sale

Ferro-cement Boat

‘Gem’ a Ferro-cement Yacht

1 comment:

Paul said...

Lovely looking ferro Spray. Where is she? Any chance of getting to know more about her?