The Voyage of The Laura~Katherine

The Laura-Katherine is an 18' Herreshoff America Catboat. She weighs in at 2500 lbs with 500 lbs of lead ballast. Her centerboard gives her a shallow, 18" shoal draft when retracted and a 5' draft when fully extended. The Catboats are marked by a beam equal to half their length with a single, forward-mounted mast with a gaff-rigged sail.

This website will feature progress on the restoration of this 1972 catboat and rebuild of her trailer. I've also included some history and background information on catboats and the Herreshoff brothers.