Schooner Rebecca

Rebecca of Vineyard Haven Boat Ride
Rebecca in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, feeder race from Castine ME to Camden ME

Rebecca of Vineyard Haven

Designer:   Nat Benjamin

Builders:  Gannon & Benjamin Inc. Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

LOA:          75 ft.  (sparred length)             

LOD:         60 ft.

LWL:         45 ft.                                      

BEAM:       14ft. 8 in.

DRAFT:     8 ft. 6 in.                                

PRISMATIC:       0.55

DISPLACEMENT:                 76,000lbs (34 tons)

LEAD BALLAST:                   26,000lbs (11.6 tons)

WORKING SAIL AREA:       1800 sq. ft. in 4 lowers

Available this summer for a boat ride in Mystic, CT is Rebecca of Vineyard Haven, a 75’ Gannon and Benjamin-built schooner.  Rebecca is available for day or weekly charter or race sponsorship.  Rebecca and Little Vigilant are available together for an unforgettable family cruise boat ride or New England Classic Sailing Regatta. Email charters@mysticseaport.org for rates and availability.

About Rebecca

Rebecca of Vineyard Haven was designed by Nat Benjamin and launched by the famed Martha’s Vineyard yard of Gannon and Benjamin in 2001. The vessel’s construction was chronicled by the book Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha’s Vineyard by Tom Dunlop. Designed more to the lines of the 1930s than today, she fits right in with Brilliant at Mystic Seaport Museum. Design elements inspired from classic designs from Nathaniel Herreshoff, John Alden, and Olin Stephens are apparent in her classic lines. Rebecca is traditionally built with a combination of domestic and tropical hardwoods including Angelique, White Oak, and Silver Bali. Since her launching Rebecca has cruised and raced in Europe, New England, and the Caribbean.