Herreshoff S Class

1919 Herreshoff S Class

Portsmouth, RI, US


Herreshoff S Class

Portsmouth, RI, US$65,000

Swallow offers the rare opportunity to own a Herreshoff classic .The  S-Class is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful one-designs ever built They are  instantly recognizable classic with it’s spoon bow, Herreshoff cabin trunk, and sharply curved mast carrying a large Marconi mainsail and 5/8ths self-tending jib.  

Swallow was built in 1919 which makes her one of the first boats of her class built. In 1986 she received a Major refit which was done by Frank McCaffery of Narragansett Shipwrights and Jim Titus of Mt. Hope Boat works.

Highlights of the restoration included 

Keel off

New bolts 



new cabin house to the exact 1919 plans.

She was raced and cruised in New England for many years by a very experienced yachtsman who again maintained her with a no expense spared budget.

In the fall of 2019 she was purchased  by Joe Loughborough of LMI who was instrumental in the restoration of the world famous yachts  Santana and Dorade. LMI have just recently finished a multi year refit on Kirawan. It is fair to say she has been looked after by some of the finest shipwrights in the country.


She is ready for the 2021 season with gleaming freshly painted top side and fresh varnish .She is in truly outstanding condition and comes with  2018 Doyle sails used a hand full of times. Included in the sale is a custom built double axle boatyard trailer. 




Boat Name: Swallow

Make: Herreshoff

Model: S Class

Condition: Used

Category: Sail

Construction: Wood


Length Overall: 27' 6"

Beam: 7' 2"

Max Draft:



Engines: 0


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Water Tanks: 0

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Boat Class: Antique and Classics


Willie Lynch

Phone: 773 870 6444

Email: willie@latitudeyacht.com

  • 1986 by Jimmy Titus and Frank Mc Caffery 
  • Keel off
  • New Planks 
  • Frames 
  • bolts replaced 
  • partial deck replacement
  • New Cabin House 
  • 2017 to 2019 
  • Topside repainted 
  • varnish 
  • New rigging 



  • 2018 Doyle main sail
  • 2018 Doyle Jib 
  • 2018 Doyle spinnaker 
  • Standing and running rigging continuously updated as needed 
  • Mast and boom refinished 
  • Full boat boom over cover while afloat 
  • Main sail cover 
  • Misc. running and standing rigging (age unknown)
  • Double axle custom trailer (suitable for storage purposes only)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.customContactInformation

Willie Lynch 

Cell 773 870 6444


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