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Maine Coastal News Volume 30 Issue 12 December 2017 FREE K P Y Y L LADY ERIN

LADY ERIN, a Holland 32 fi nished off by Kittery Point Yacht Yard for a local customer, is shown running off Kittery Point on 9 November.

KITTERY POINT – Over the last year Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Eliot has been fi nishing off a Holland 32 hull for a local customer. When the hull arrived the crew instantly went to work putting her together. It was a methodical process headed by Mar- shall Farnham, with the assistance of Tom Allen, George Patten and several other yard workers. As the launch date got closer it was learned that the owner had been building the boat unbeknown to his wife as this was going to be a surprise and quite a surprise it was. “I have been working with this custom-

er for quite some time,” said Kittery Point Yacht Yard owner Tom Allen. “He came to me with a couple of existing boats that he was looking at. I did a little research on them and I steered him away from those boats. I started to ask what he really wanted. He thought he wanted to be a cruiser up and down the coast, but I know what his wife is into and that he is a busy guy. What he wanted was a boat to run out to the islands, see a sunset and occasionally sleep over on.” The owner had been a sternman for a

local fi sherman when he was younger and thus was familiar with the Maine lobster boat hull. Tom thought that this would make an excellent platform for what he wanted and added, “The idea of a lobster boat hull intrigued him and it seemed to fi t,” explained Tom. “When we were discussing diff erent hulls, I said, Holland, and his eyes lit up. He said, ‘You know I’ve been thinking about a


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Holland 32.’ I said, ‘We can make a Holland 32 very special and exactly what you want. “From a performance standpoint I knew

it wasn’t too big and that he could handle it by himself,” continued Tom. “For an engine he went from a 320 to a 370 Yanmar. He re- alized it is nice to have it under the hood and that it made sense not to use the full capacity of a motor as there is some economy to scale there. If you are going to run a 370 hp. motor at 60 percent, that motor will outlast him. She cruises at about 24 to 26 and that was just perfect. “As far as an 8LV Yanmar on this plat-

form I couldn’t be happier,” said Tom. “It is a boat that cruises comfortably, whether you want to go 19 knots or 31. The thing that intrigued me about the 8LV was its weight. This was a new motor that hadn’t been used in this hull and because it weighed about the same as a big block I knew when I went down to Glenn’s [Holland] shop and told him what we were going to put into it he would raise an eyebrow. I said, ‘Glenn what we would like to do is have you put the motor in this boats. We would like you to put it right where you want it. And he did and then we built the boat around that. We had him scribe in the waterline and it fl oated exactly on her them.” The owner questioned as to whether he

needed a naval architect and was told not in this case. As the ideas began to come togeth- er as to what would go into the boat and what details would be included the owner made

An interior view of LADY ERIN, showing the fi ne woodwork and comfortable accommoda- tions. What is hard to see is the table top with a chart epoxied to it on the starboard side.

most of the decisions, however when he could not make the decision it was taken to the three. Those three were the lead builder Marshall Farnham, George Patten and Tom and it worked without a hitch. Tom added, “There are elements where you can’t get the owner involved just because he doesn’t have that experience. You always have to have an element of trust in fi nishing or building a boat and the owner and I had that right from the beginning. There were an awful lot

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of decisions where the owner had an easy button to push. That is if the three agreed go in that direction whatever it is. That made the project fun as you didn’t have somebody second-guessing every detail.” The owner also had another request,

which was ‘don’t let me spend stupid.’ “There were areas he was convinced he wanted certain things done and we said no,”

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