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Vintage painting from Yachting 1936 of New York 32s racing on Long Island Sound.

The Class

In 1935, when the New York Yacht Club was looking for boats to replace the “Thirties” created by Herreshoff, their requirements included blue water seaworthiness in addition to grace and quickness. Olin Stephens and the Nevins Yard met the challenge, specifying oak frames (1 5/8″ on 8″ centers), heavy Philippine mahogany planking, and a low, solid deck house, all without sacrificing speed or beauty. Originally priced at $11,000, the New York 32’s have stood the test of time, with about two-thirds of the original fleet still sailing.

Design Specifications

Design No 125
LOA 45 ft 4 in
DWL 32 ft
Beam 10 ft 7 in
Draft 6 ft 6 in
Sail Area 990 sq ft
Design Year 1935