Listing of Private Exhibit Vessels

In addition to the Tall Ships participating in Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend, the Festival also draws a considerable fleet of privately owned wooden boats.   Below is just a sample of the types of watercraft you can expect to see at Downrigging Weekend.   Check back as new boats are being added daily.

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This vessel list was updated October 24, 2016


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25-foot electric launch built at Batchelor's Point Boatyard, Oxford, MD in 1981. This custom boat was designed to resemble the owner's launches on early 20th century private yachts such as CORSAIR, owned by J. P. Morgan.
Concordia Beetle Cat
Conelia Marie
57" working (RC) replica of Alaskan King Crab vessel
Deborah McLain
Classic Lapstrake 15' Melonseed
E. E. Moore
36' double ended Sharpie Gaff Schooner representative of halibut fishing vessels from the late 1800's in the Juan de Fuca Strait, Pacific Northwest. Built new by John Swain, Nick Biles and Dominic Dragotta, launched June, 2012.
East Hampton
Chesapeake Bat Buyboat
Flying Squirrel
20'-6" Wooden center console based on Pete Culler's fast outboard launch "Olive".
28 foot wooden ketch - L. Francis Herreshoff H28
Meadowlark, a 37' Ketch, with a 18" draft.......perfect Chesapeake Bay vessell
1959 Highlander - laminated mahogany with spruce mast
Hot Crabs/Cold Beer
Smith Island Crab Skiff
Howard Blackburn
1951 John Alden Ketch
Jollyboat Vigilant
The boat is a reconstruction of a 18th century ship’s jolly boat from the ship Columbia. The Columbia was under the command of Captain Gray who explored the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792. This type boat was used mainly to ferry personnel to and from the ship or for other small scale activities.
Joyce Elaine
Pemaquid gaff rigged Friendship Sloop (cira 1880-1900)
Friendship Sloop Society, Sail Number 92
Designer: Geerd N. Hendel, based on drawings by Howard I. Chapelle
Builder: James S. Rockefeller, Thomaston, Maine 1970
LOA: 35’ LOD:25’ LWL: 20’-9” Beam: 8’-6” Draft: 4’-6” Displacement: 8,500 lbs.
Sail Area: 432sf (Main 320sf, Jib 65sf, Staysail 47sf)
Construction: Carvel cedar planking on white oak frames bronze fastened. Teak deck, Solid Sitka Spruce Spars
Power: 1990 Westerbeke 20B 18Hp diesel
Little Toot
Steam Launch
Miss Sue
25 ft Hooper Island Dovetail (Draketail), constructed of wood using historically correct methods from 1930's, but launched in 2012
Molly Malone
Molly Malone is a contemporary replica of a boat designed and built by renowned yacht designer, builder, and engineer Nathanael Greene Herreschoff for his personal use in 1889. Built to construction plans by Doug Hylan her glued Meranti plywood lapstrake hull also incorporates woods native to builder Mark Ritter's home in Georgia including cypress, sassafras, osage orange, and black locust with poplar used for her laminated spars.
Moondance is a 1966 38' O'Neil Jones workboat built in Whitman Maryland.
Northumbrian Coble
A glued lapstrake version of the traditional inshore fishing boats of the Northeast coast of England. Renowned for their ability to be launched and retrieved in the surf.
Old Point
Old Point was one of a fleet of crab dredging boats that operated out of Hampton, Virginia, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay from the 1910s through the 1960s. From December through March, captains and crews lived on their boats so they could leave early every morning and dredge for crabs all day.

In the summer and fall, Old Point carried fish and oysters to packing houses or to market. Old Point’s hull was built the old-fashioned way, hewn from seven pine logs. At that time big logs were hard to get, but watermen still preferred a solid log boat if they could get one.
Pathfinder is a 62-foot, 1926 Elco, built in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Perri Lee
32' wooden replica of Chesapeake Bay Drake Tail Skiff. Lines from Martha at St Michaels Maritime Museum and built by Larry Belkov of Annapolis. Launched in 1991.
Henry R. Hinckley, (William H.) Tripp 48 Yawl. Beautiful, classic Bill Tripp lines.
Smith Island Crab Skiff
Smith Island Crab Skiff