Sailing yachts

Haven 12.5

(REF: 18360)


  • Designer: Herreshoff, Nat
  • Builder: Martin Cruden, Marayshire
  • Year: 2001
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Length on deck: 16'
  • Beam: 6'1"
  • Draft: 1'6"/3'4"
  • Tonnage: 639kg disp

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wooden ships comments on this Haven 12.5  centre-board version  sloop                                          £10,750

An almost new boat, very little sailed.

The Herreshoff 12 ½ designed by the great Nat Herreshoff in 1914 when he was already 66 years old has become possibly his most enduring design despite 6 Americas Cup winners and so many fabulous big yachts with hundreds of them built in the USA and round the world

American designer Joel White described the Herreshoff 12 ½  as “ probably the best small boat ever designed” and went on to design a centre-board version of the great man’s 12 ½  which he called the Haven 12 ½,  Design No 75.

Joel White’s centreboard Haven 12 ½ version  is shallower in the bilge than the original with 3” more in the beam to maintain displacement. Rig, hull shape above wl, performance and everything else remain the same as the Herreshoff 12 ½

Haven 12.5

Built by boat-builder Martin Cruden, Findhorn, Morayshire in 2001

Cedar strip plank and epoxy construction

Galvanised steel centre-board.

Bermudian sloop rig.

Mainsail, Genoa and self tacking staysail.

Yamaha 3.5hp outboard engine.


4-wheel galvanised road trailer.


This yacht has been very lightly used sailing occasionally on the Broads and Lake Windermere, stored under cover and is offered in almost as new condition.