New England Yacht Partners
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Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
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1925 Herreshoff S Class

location icon Newport, Rhode Island
Year 1925
Length 27 ft

ARGUMENT is a 1925 built Herreshoff S Class racing sailboat, hull number 964, and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.

The S-Class Sloop was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff late in 1919 and comprises one of the most significant one-design racing classes of the era. They are revered by their owners for their responsive helm, for their ability to stand up to a breeze, and for their ability to ghost along in light air.The S Boat has a five-eighths rig and a powerful sail plan consisting of a self-tending jib, a main and a spinnaker. The 42-foot spruce mast is tapered, hollow, and curved. The running backstays and overhanging boom carry about 426 square feet of sail and provide a thrilling ride. The cockpit is comfortable and reasonably dry, and there is a small cabin for protection from the weather and storage.

ARGUMENT had seen and extensive refit prior to 2009 to include the following:

There are large S class fleets on Narragansett Bay and in Western Long Island Sound, and the regatta schedule is quite busy. The powerful sail plan and pleasing shape hull combine to create a competitive racer that has been active for 90 years and still going strong.

ARGUMENT also comes with her own custom made trailer that is included with the asking price.


Year Built 1925
Category Sail
Length Overall 27'6 ft
Length Of Deck 27'6 ft
Beam 7'2 ft
Max Draft 4'9 ft
Construction Wood
Keel Full Keel
Displacement 6,750 lb
Displacement Type Dry Load
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

For further information, please contact Bill Shaw at 401 252 1231, or email -

All showings are by advanced appointment only.