Rosie: A Sweet Spirit of Tradition Daysailer

When an owner’s dreams collide with superior design wonderful sailing boats result   The genesis of an excellent design is as varied as the number of designs we’ve created over the years. This design began when a long-time friend and client, with a lifetime of sailing and owning various craft approached us to re-imagine the Herreshoff Rozinante yawl. He owned two of the Rozinantes at one time or another but understood that in a new design he would be able to merge the looks he admired of L. Francis’s masterpiece with the modern performance realized in a 100 years of […]

Zingara rigged and ready to go

In a previous post (stephenswaring.com/bob-and-paul-set-sail-with-zingara) we announced that Zingara was purchased by Stephens Waring principals Bob and Paul and will be cruising and racing in Maine this summer under the stewardship of the pair at times and either of them with their families at other times. We signed off that piece with a “watch this space” announcement so fellow watchers here we are.  You’d think that being owned by such knowledgeable sailors with immense industry experience, Zingara’s spring launch would pass without a hitch. Right. As most snow-belt boat owners know, spring launching is a dance of the wicked with […]

World’s Spookiest Yacht!

It’s Halloween. And by all accounts, ghouls love a good yacht: There’s no shortage of great boat-ghost stories: There is the famous Italian ghost schooner Bell’amica that was found drifting off the coast of the Sardinia in 2006. All hands were missing, as was the GPS data, the nameplate and the flag of origin. The only human trace? An on-board phone that could call an owner. An owner that would never appear. There’s The Sailing Mummy, one Manfred Fritz Bajorat, who was found dead and mummified at his boat’s navigation station in 2016. Was he radioing for help? Was it […]