Custom Day Sailor for sale

Portsmouth, RI, United States

Listed price $109,999 USD

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Custom Day Sailor
Used sail boat for sale
£80,241 GBP | Listed price $109,999 USD
Length overall
8.94 metres
2.36 metres
1.83 metres
1,588 kg
Bulb Keel
Portsmouth, RI, United States

About this Custom Day Sailor


PRELIMINARY LISTINGMore pictures and details to follow. 

This beautiful day sailor is in like new condition with her gleaming varnished topsides and freshly varnished interior. 


is a one of a kind, custom day sailor/racer built Newport R.I. in 2013 by master shipwright Richard Calkins and her current owner. She was designed by Matthew Smith a Navel Architect from Barrington RI. The architect took the design from the Herreshoff knockabout and added a modern underwater profile with a bulb keel.

Construction is cold molded and built from 3 layers of Red Cedar. The first layer is 3/8" thick, followed by two 1/8" layers crossed diagonally, and then a final 1/8" layer of African Mahogany making the hull 3/4" thick. West epoxy system was used for the build. Her interior has 2 layers of 10oz cloth and carbon reinforcing along the keel frame. Below the waterline is 2 layers of 10oz cloth. He underwater profile was filled and faired to give her a very smooth finish. An epoxy barrier coat was then applied prior to bottom paint. Her topsides are epoxy sealed varnished African Mahogany.

In 2019 she underwent a major refit by Joe Loughborough of LMI which included redesigning the control systems and sheeting angle for the jib, and adding more mast rake. New cockpit combings were also added at this time.

Irene is powered by a E-TECH electric motor installed in 2019 along with new batteries. Her motor will push her along at 3 to 4 knots for approx.1 hour with her current set up. While at the mooring she has two 100-watt solar panels to charge both batteries which are located either side athwart of the mast in battery boxes. A battery monitoring system was also added to monitor the battery charging progress.

For the rig plan, Hall spars designed and built the Carbon mast and boom with a harken roller furler. Sails are by Doyle with the main on Harken ball bearing cars and integrated batten cars. She has a roller furling jib new in 2020 (built by North) and her downwind sails are flown off a custom retractable bowsprit. 

Irene will give her new owner the best of both worlds. She is a competitive day racer with a PHRF of 104 but can be enjoyed as the perfect day sailor and can be easily single-handed under both power and sail. 


  • Doyle Main 2013
  • Doyle Jib 2013
  • Doyle A1 2013
  • Doyle A3 2015
  • North Jib 2020


  • Carbon Hall spar mast
  • Carbon Hall spar boom
  • Harken Roller furler
  • New running rigging 2020
  • Standing rigging 2013
  • Harken self tailing cockpit winch's


  • 12v bilge pumps
  • 2 100-watt Solar panels 
  • 2 12v batteries  (new 2019)
  • Running lights 
  • 12v charging sockets 
  • Velocitek GPS powered Boat speed ,countdown timer and direction 


Irene needs to be seen first hand to fully appreciate how truly stunning she is. She in better than new condition and requires absolutely nothing to get on board and go sailing. She is currently stored indoors and is scheduled for launch in early May. Don't miss out on this amazing custom one off.

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Latitude Yacht Brokerage

Mr Ryan Miller
45 Elm Street Newport
Rhode Island
United States
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