Hope San is a Nordfarer design, has a yawl rig, a classic full keel, and measures 41 feet, 7 inches overall. A true classic sailing yacht with elegant lines and a pedigreed cruising history, she is one of a few—perhaps only two—Nordfarer designs built entirely of wood: her masts are laminated spruce, her frames, floors and keel are constructed out of yakal (an extremely dense and strong tropical hardwood) and her planks, brightwork and interiors are made of teak.
For the next four decades, Hope San (renamed in honor of Mrs. Goddard, san being an honorific in Chinese) was a cherished private family yacht for the Goddard family, who sailed her regularly in and around Narragansett Bay, Block Island and the Elizabeth Islands. She also raced in the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island annually, with a full crew of family members guiding her to several class victories. With her photogenic lines and sleek black hull, she appeared in numerous yachting magazines, including Sailing and on the cover of Cruising World in 1986.
Hope San can be chartered by small families or groups of up to six people for private day sails on Narragansett Bay.
To inquire about charters, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (401) 338-5353 or (401) 662-5493.
This Blog is written by our friend Caroline Goddard, the grand daughter of Hope Goddard, a gifted artist, photographer and writer. check out her website: www.hopestatestyle.com