Herreshoff Marlin

1937 — 1938
Designer
Nathaniel G. Herreshoff
Builder
Herreshoff Mfg. Co.
Association
Herreshoff Marine Museum
# Built
4
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
Wood planked

Dimensions

Length Overall
20 8 / 6.3 m
Waterline Length
16 0 / 4.9 m
Beam
7 1 / 2.2 m
Draft
3 1 / 0.9 m
Displacement
2,850 lbs / 1,293 kg
Ballast
1,400 lbs / 635 kg (lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
235 ft2 / 21.8 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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J
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Forestay Length
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Fuel Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
5.36 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.71
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
49.12
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
310.63
heavy
Comfort Ratio
18.45
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.0
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Same hull as the FISH Class but with a cuddy/cabin.
At last account, all 4 original Marlins have survived into the 21’st century.


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