Town Class

We created and launched the first Townie in 1932. Since then we've built another two thousand more. One reason this 16-1/2' lapstrake centerboard sloop is so popular is that it's both a great family daysailer and fun racing boat. It's also beautifully built, if we do say so ourselves. (We make them in fiberglass now, too.)

  • LOA: 16'6"; Beam: 5'9½"; Freeboard: 21"
  • Draft: Centerboard up 7", down 28"
  • Sail area ~152 square feet
  • Approximate weight: wood 630 lbs, fiberglass 800 lbs
  • Stem, Skeg, and Frames: oak
  • Stern: mahogany
  • Planking: 5/8" white pine and 7/8" pine rabbetted bottom
  • Fastenings: bronze bolts
  • Trim: mahogany
  • Deck: canvas covered marine plywood over oak carlines
  • Mast and Boom: solid Alaskan Sitka spruce (24' and 12')
  • Centerboard: 52 lb. brass adjustable
  • Hardware: stainless steel standing rigging, all bronze fittings,
       5/8" stainless steel sail track, Dacron running rigging
  • Sails 3.9 OZ. Dacron
  • Extras: copper riveted cockpit cover, whisker pole,
       tilt-up rudder
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