Broker’s Comments

1961 Block Island “SCRIMSHAW”

SCRIMSHAW was born from the noble legacy pf the rugged, sea-kindly Block Island Boat of the 1840’s. The Block Island Boat’s seaworthiness, great handling qualities and the simplicity of the unstayed rig make her a natural for short-handed sailing. It has been said of this wide beamed double-ender that “her motion in a steep short sea is like a rocking chair. She never smashes into a head sea, but rides like a duck, and when on the wind, she is always inching to windward, no matter how hard it blows.”

Become a part of nautical history by investing in this beautiful vessel, built in 1947, launched in 1960. Prior to donating her to the program in 2020, she was purchased by the previous owner (a professional mariner) in 1976 and has been constantly upgraded and impeccably maintained with the most recent bottom paint being applied in July of 2019.


For more information on “SCRIMSHAW”, please contact

Ron Gullan-Yachtfinders/Windseekers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, CA 92106

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These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide to the yacht, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed by us. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineer’s inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they may wish to rely.

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Yacht Details

Builder: Elite Boat Works, San Pedro, CA
Model: Custom
Year Built: 1960
LOA: 38'8"
Beam: 13'8"
Displacement: 38,000 lbs.
Accommodation: 5
Engine: Albin H-3
Location: San Diego, CA
Price: $29,500
Broker: Ron Gullan-Yachtfinders/Windseekers
Phone: 619-224-2349