Designed by Sparkman & Stephens as a comfortable day sailer with a generous cockpit, Courageous has proven herself a winner in Classics Racing. Built by Henry B. Nevins in 1947 of double planked mahogany on oak frames and keelson with bronze fastenings, she has all of her original hardware and looks as she’s just been commissioned. A true time capsule, each of her previous three owners have endeavored to keep her original.
Her construction is impressive – mahogany over cedar double planking above the turn of the bilge, single plank mahogany below. White oak frames and keelson. Canvas covered deck plywood deck with spruce deck beams. Mahogany cabin house, hatches and cockpit coaming. External lead ballast. In 1960 a 20′, bronze, I beam construction was installed under the mast step.
The main salon has settee berths on either side with upper pilot berth to starboard and bookshelf to port. There are eight opening ports in the cabin house sides and a butterfly hatch with screens overhead. Lockers and cabin heater stove forward to starboard and enclosed head opposite. The galley is forward of the head with stove to port and icebox and counter to starboard and opening hatch overhead. The large V berth in forepeak has a nice large hatch overhead.