Model No. 204: Fano and Cruiser for Russell Grinnell

Model No. 204

Model by: NGH
Made when: July 1928
Stated model scale: 1/10
Model length (ca.): 19.6" (49.7cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/10 (ca.): 16' 4" (5.0m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Keel cruising Boat (1); Sloop (1)
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by NGH
#192805es [Keel Cruising Boat for Russell Grinnell] (1928)
#1133s Fanö [Fano] (1929)

Original text on model:
"Study model July 19 1928 #1133 Building Aug 1929 as sample 1/10 size
scale 1/10 = 13ft 11 1/2" waterline 15' 5" overall 5' 8" beam 2' 6" draft
scale 1/12 = 16' 9" waterline 19' 3" OVERALL 6' 10" BEAM 3'0" draft
scale 1/16 = 22' 4" waterline 25' 8" overall 9' 0" beam 4' 0" draft
[Sid's writing] "GOLDENEYE" of fiberglass by Cape (Cod) Shipbuilding company 1964 scale 1" = 1' " (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"15'6" lwl Fano, sample boat of proposed keel sloop of 1930, designed by NGH as an improvement over the 12-1/2 footers. Model later utilized by Sid Herreshoff as basis for the fiberglass Goldeneye produced by Cape Cod Shipbuilding." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"... restricted. The original plans/offsets for [the] 14 foot design, Fano (#1133), were purchased in 1948 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co., of Wareham, MA." (Source: Hasselbalch, Kurt and Frances Overcash and Angela Reddin: Guide to The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1997, p. 21.)

Model identification:
"This model was also used by NGH in September 1928 for an unbuilt 22ft 4in LWL keel cruising boat for Russell Grinnell. See Herreshoff, N. G. [Note in Offset Booklet HH.4.206 titled 'No. / 22 1/2 w.l. Keel/Cruising Boat / (design for Russell Grinnell Esq) / by N. G. Herreshoff. / Sept. 1928' in Hart Nautical Collections.] September 1928." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. June 15, 2015.)

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Citation: Herreshoff Model 204 Fano and Cruiser for Russell Grinnell. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.