A traditional New England design, originally used as a workboat for fishermen and lobstermen. It is a centerboard boat, which allows it to be fairly easily trailered. With the board up it only draws about 19″, making running aground a non-issue. Despite the lack of a fixed keel, it is very stable and seaworthy with a broad beam of 8′ 6″. This makes it roomy in the cockpit as well-you can comfortably fit 6 adults for a daysail. The mast is stepped very far forward, and there is just one gaff-rigged mainsail. This particular boat had a bowsprit added on and it can fly a small jib on it.