BANZAI

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, 1905

Gaff sloop. LOA 43' LWL 30' Beam 8' 9" Draft 6' 4"

Banzai races in Classic Boat Regattas in Long Island Sound. A New York 30, one of the finest racing/cruising one-design classes ever designed. Extensive rebuild and restoration in 2009/2010. Completely replanked (double- planked) the hull, replaced 60% of framing, installed new floor timbers, a new Dynel deck, new systems, power plant and drive train as well as all the keel bolts. Wooden Boatworks restored the interior -- of which almost half was original, having been safeguarded in a barn for forty years. Maintained and winters in-water with Wooden Boatworks.
Nat Herreshoff’s NY30’s were <em>built</em> for wind Generations of sailors treasured <em>Banzai</em> Washing up as it used to be Working inside and out: closing planks and laying ceiling Completed floorboards, sole and ceiling Repaired, an original bulkhead is set in place Her original bell completes Herreshoff's classic interior Exterior work began with ribbons on for framing
Reframing complete and planking begins; note Herreshoff's bronze strapping <em>Banzai</em>'s replanked underwater lines suggest both fish and wing New Dynel deck will protect her hull for years to come A mirror finish in <em>Banzai</em>'s original black On her way to Hanff's Boatyard, <em>Banzai</em>'s season begins Alongside Wooden Boatworks' float, Sterling Harbor, Greenport, NY She floats to her lines Careful restoration gives <em>Banzai</em> years of new life