The Schooner Yankee Foundation

Our Plan

Artist’s Rendition of the New Schooner Yankee

Artist’s Rendition of the New Schooner

The schooner Yankee will be built in a Massachusetts shipyard, where vessels of this type have been built before. We anticipate the project to attract a huge amount of media interest.

Design plans to be reproduced as close to the original as possible. The interior arrangements will provide accommodation for 10-12 passengers in 5-6 comfortable well-decorated cabins. Power will be diesel giving positive cruising of 10 knots. Canvas will be Duradon. Ship will conform to SOLAS international safety requirements.

Basic Specifications

  • 92 feet OD
  • 21 beam
  • 11 feet draft
  • Teak or Iroko decks & cabin trim
  • Traditional gaff & rig Sitka spruce spars
  • Duradon or Dacron sails
  • Plow steel standing rigging
  • Galvanised turnbuckles
  • Single/twin diesel giving 9-10 knots cruise
  • 2 gen. sets
  • Water maker
  • Hull TBA
  • Box keel with inside ballast or outside lead shoe
  • Clipper bow and elliptical stern
  • Rub rail at deck level
  • Custom SS holding plate referring.
  • Holding tank sewage.
  • Air conditioning/ducted air.
  • Traditional catted Fisherman anchors and ground tackle.
  • Steel gallows frame
  • Hardwood belaying pins on all rails.


Logistics and schedule of the project

Divers will scope the wreck and take some parts to incorporate into the new schooner. They will also confirm her basic measurements.

  1. Present project & secure financing
  2. Final assessment of cost and logistics of project
  3. Select & start design
  4. Interview & select building site and contractor
  5. Begin design work
  6. Begin construction
  7. Project managers monitor construction
  8. Company begins promotions & begin taking bookings
  9. Insurance graduated beginning at first values
  10. Interviewing of crew
  11. Final acceptance of vessel and sea trials
  12. Passengers board for 1st voyage

Project time: 16–18 months.

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