Baby Blue, Sail No. 249 in the Friendship Sloop Society, was built in 1983 by the Jarvis Newman Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine. She has a one-piece molded fiberglass deck assembly with teak overlays and is the last one built to date. She has been sailing in fresh water on Lake Champlain for 20+ years, and her owners have upgraded and maintained her well--new mast, sails, engine shaft, etc. She sports rollerfurled head sails for ease of raising and furling. Her gaff rig and bowsprit, varnished spars, and graceful sheer make her a classic beauty as well as a proven seaworthy and stable sloop. If you are looking for a fun family boat for daysailing and overnighting, along with contributing to the lovely coastal views at a very reasonable cost, we recommend Baby Blue.
Baby Blue is Hull #18, and was built by the Jarvis Newman Boatyard in Southwest Harbor, Maine, along with her fiberglass deck assembly. She was finished by the Malcolm Pettegrow Boatyard also in Southwest Harbor in 1983. Her hull is solid hand-laid fiberglass. One-piece molded fiberglass with balsa core deck assembly with self-bailing and watertight cockpit, coamings, cabin ports, companionway hatch, and oiled teak overlay on cockpit seats and sole, and side decks. Varnished teak covered companion way boards and trim, toe rails, handrails, and coamings. External 2000-lb. lead keel fastened with bronze keel bolts. Deck and cockpit scuppers piped overboard. Custom bronze hardware. Edson wheel steering. A large cockpit and bridge deck that seat six comfortably.Topsides are awlgripped in Empress Blue.
Westerbeke 17 HP, FWC diesel. Hurth transmission. 2003 1" SS shaft swinging a 2-blade bronze prop. Single-lever Morse controls in cockpit. 746 engine hours. Good access to engine through cabin door under companionway.
Main: Fortune 1983
Jib: Roller furled Vermont Sailing Partners, 2005
Staysail: Roller furled by Vermont Sailing Partners, 2012
Total sail area: 432 sq. feet, plus topsail and flying jib by Fortune, unk year, very good condition
Varnished solid sitka spruce spars--boom, gaff, staysail boom, topmast--and Douglas fir bowsprit. 2014 New Douglas fir laminated, hollow mast with electrical wiring by Paul Rollins of York, ME. SS standing rigging and Lignum Vitae deadeyes. Dacron running rigging. Custom bronze hardware includes main gooseneck, boom bail, and eagle billet head.
Fuel: 18-gal. SS tank
Water: 18-gal. SS tank
Holding: 10-gal. Aluminum tank
6 knots under power
12V battery w/master switch, 1-2-Both, and a circuit breaker panel for accessories, which include navigational lights, cabin lights, bilge pump.
Baby Blue sleeps four in cabin with 2 vee berths forward and 2 quarter berths aft, 4" thick blue cushions for all berths (6'6" long). Galley consists of 2-burner CNG stove, SS sink with cold water hand pump, and ice box. Formica countertop, lockers and shelves outboard and below. The manual head is located between vee berths, plumbed to holding tank. Hanging shelves and storage beneath berths. White ceiling and bulkheads, varnished teak cabinets and trims, and varnished teak and holly cabin sole. Electric lighting, six fixed port lights and companionway opening w/screen for good light and ventilation.
Cockpit seating for 6+. Oiled teak seat and bridge deck overlay, and cockpit teak sole. Varnished teak companionway hatch, slats and trim, coaming cap, toe rails and hand rails. Bronze deck hardware and bronze & teak gallows frame aft. The decks were recalked in 2018. Blue Sunbrella covered cockpit cushions.
Depth Sounder & Speed Indicator
Danforth Anchor #12, chain & 200' rode
Manual & Electric Bilge Pumps
Dock Lines and Fenders
Bronze gallows frame for boom