Yep, we have a Herreshoff "Caribbean 50". If I had a nickel for every time somebody said how pretty she is I'd be cruising already. She's a great sailor, very fast and comfortable. Here's some info on it, will post pics later.
Garry Hoyt, an Olympic sailor and 1970 Sunfish World Champion, took a background of seventeen years sailing in the Caribbean
to put together layout ideas for a cruising boat of maximum comfort. Not a cold water
compromise, and not a half-assed ocean racer
, but a full powered center cockpit
ketch designed specifically for warm waters and trade
Halsey Herreshoff was asked to blend his knowledge of traditional sea kindly lines with the technology of modem fiberglass
construction, to create a boat that pleased the eye while performing well on all points of sailing. Special considerations were maximum ventilation and ease of handling under sail and power.
David Cheng is a master ship builder
with over twenty-five years experience. Not to be confused with Hong Kong
production houses, Davidís shop is a small group of custom craftsmen who know how to make teak
work with fiberglass
and stainless steel. All fittings, rigging
, and hardware
are top grade U. S. A. manufacture and the overall construction quality of these boats is first-class .