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spartan

spartanspartan is a 72' herreshoff “new york fifty” sloop, built in 1913. 
ed and ben began her restoration in 1981. on a part-time basis, they replaced all of her steam-bent frames, floor timbers, the diagonal hull straps (with bronze - it was originally steel), and all of her planking.  all of the work was done to the original specifications. andy giblin joined them in 1987 after a stint as captain of neith. in 1988, with the hull rebuilt and deck beams in place, then-owner allen pease suspended the project. 

the uncompleted spartan was in storage until 2005,
when ngh restoration llc purchased her and engaged mp&g to complete the restoration. spartan’s hull came into the mp&g shop in mystic in the fall of ‘06, left late in ‘09, and the restoration was completed for the summer sailing season of 2010, with an mp&g shop crew of twelve and a large cast of talented subcontractors. restored to her original gaff topsail sloop rig, spartan returned to mystic the following winter for finishing touches and system upgrades, including lithium-ion batteries.  she is based in nantucket.

view a photo gallery of the rebuild

phase 1 (1981-89)

spartan new stem

phase 2 (2006-2011)

spartan strap crossing

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