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1987 Shell Boats Swifty 14 Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Westmoreland

Mast

Mast Configuration
Single Mast
Single Mast Type
Catboat
Two-Mast Type
Hull Configuration
Sail Handing and Equipment Comments

This gorgeous Shell Swifty 14 was built by the legendary boat builder Fred Shell as a prototype in the spring of 1987. See more about Fred's boats at http://www.shellboats.com/about-shell-boats.html

Length 14'-0"
Beam 6'-0"
Weight 165 lbs.
Sail Area 85 sq ft
The boat identification number is FSQ00022E787

A little about the boat (courtesy the Shell Boats website). Although one person can handle it easily, it will sail very well with a crew of two, three or even four people. The 19’ mast folds in half to stow easily in the boat. The design is glued lapstrake construction. The bottom is flat and with four planks on each side, producing a well-rounded cross section, with good initial and ultimate stability.

The planking and deck wood used is marine grade Meranti plywood, clear grain, and coated with several coats of marine varnish. Top grade of ash, pine or spruce is used for solid wood. All spars are spruce. The fastenings and hardware fittings are stainless steel or bronze. All masts are unstayed and some folding. The rigs are very simple to set up - the boats with single sails can easily be rigged in less than five minutes. (Although we recommend allowing five extra minutes to talk to all those people who will lust after your boat and want to know if you built it yourself, etc. etc.) Fred Shell Boats sews their own sails (this red sail was at extra cost.

GLT trailer is registered and in very good shape. Also included is a high-quality marine tarp and spruce oars with brass oarlocks.

Selling due to illness. I am no sailor, so may not be able to answer technical questions. I took it out twice in the time I've owned the boat. Serious inquiries only. Come have a look, observing COVID precautions.

Spars and Rigging Comments

Spruce mast 

Ballast

Overview

Price
2500.00
Type Of Boat
Sail
Make
Shell Boats
Model
Swifty 14
Year
1987
LOA (feet)
14
Deck Material
marine grade Meranti plywood
Hull Material
marine grade Meranti plywood

Location

City
Westmoreland
Province/State
NH
Country
United States
Contact Number
8024909345

Engine

Engine Make
none
Engine Model
Engine Year
Horsepower
Cooling
Fuel Type

General

Boat Survey
Survey Date
Trailer
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
Winter Cover
Dinghy
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Head
Manual Head
Electric Head
Fire Extinguisher
Color of Canvas
Dodger (Forward)
Closure (Vertical)
Bridge Cover
Bimini (after)
Camper Back
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
Water Tanks

Further Comments

Stored under a marine tarp, under cover in a barn.

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