Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Vessel Owner: Ken & Ginny Colburn
Crew includes: Ken & Ginny Colburn, Tim Fetsch (captain), Jack & Dru Slattery,
Bob and July Hasch, & Dalton Brauer (Sea & Science Center)
Vessel Designer: Nathanael G. Herreshoff
Vessel Model: NY 40
Vessel Builder Herreshoff Manufacturing Company
Vessel Type: Marconi Sloop (alternatively can be rigged as a gaff cutter)l
LOA: 58' 6"
Beam: 14' 6"
Draft: 8' 2"
Marilee is one of only 4 NY 40s still sailing. The “fighting forties” are considered one of the most iconic and successful classic yachts ever built. Under the stewardship of her former owner and her captain at the time, Dennis Gunderson (currently 12M Gleam's captain) Marilee was restored and brought back to her original sailing configuration through an extensive restoration at French & Webb from 2015 to 2017. She is also uniquely “two boats in one” as she can be rigged as a gaff or a sloop true to Nat Herreschoff’s original designs.
Marilee races extensively in the northeast during the summer on the Classic Yacht Owners racing circuit. After making the podium in 2 regattas in Newport in June (her home hailing port), her owners are happy to have her with them in Ebenecook Harbor where they have a summer home and racing here in the Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge