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BLACKFISH is a variation on the theme of the boat DREADNOUGHT (Design #132) also designed by Jim Taylor, built by Brooklin Boatyard and launched in 2014. Lively performance, handsome aesthetics, a comfortable cockpit, ample stability, long & graceful overhangs, sweeping sheer line, and small counter stern as on DREADNOUGHT all remain priorities for BLACKFISH and she is as equally seductive as her predecessor.
The difference between the two boats is that BLACKFISH would be raced more often, more aggressively, and in many more venues than DREADNOUGHT so in-order to suit that more competitive focus, her cabin house and interior are 2 feet shorter, her cockpit is shifted forward that same 2 feet, her keel is 6 inches deeper and her sail plan designed for extra horse power. The hull and deck of BLACKFISH are constructed with the cold molded wood/epoxy technique for which Brooklin Boatyard is justifiably famous. The hull features tongue and groove Alaskan cedar planking each side of diagonal western red cedar veneers, and the deck boasts a handsome and traditional teak overlay. The stem, keelson, and ring frames are of laminated Alaskan cedar. The keel loads are supported and distributed by a grid of laminated keel floors that are capped with unidirectional carbon fiber. Cold molded wood construction not only results in high strength and toughness relative to weight, but it also provides very impressive acoustic and thermal insulation. The interior has been finished in a classic ‘Herreshoff’ style, with off-white painted surfaces trimmed with brightwork highlights that are a Brooklin Boat Yard trademark.
BLACKFISH’s light-weight construction allows a high ballast/displacement ratio, which combined with an equally light-weight carbon rig, provides ample stability to support a generous sail plan. The boat will be day sailed and cruised with a slightly overlapping jib but raced most often with a genoa. Asymmetrical spinnakers and modern, sophisticated deck hardware (including an electric main halyard winch) allow both racing and cruising crews to handle sails with ease and confidence. Her push-button operated electric drive jib-furler and hydraulic backstay adjusting cylinder are both located below decks to keep the deck clear and the look clean.
Reflecting BLACKFISH’s principal use of near and in-shore racing her interior is focused on comfortable and attractive social spaces rather than on the cargo capacity required for passage making. However, BLACKFISH regularly moves to and from her winter storage home in Brooklin (Maine) making quick and easy passages across the Gulf of Maine. BLACKFISH is fully capable of open ocean sailing and has proven this with passages to and from the Caribbean where she raced and cruised during the winter of 2019. Her crew on these passages reported the deliveries to have been what all good delivery crews like, fast, comfortable, safe and uneventful. Long sailing length and narrow beam give BLACKFISH a meter boat feel, with low drag and an especially comfortable motion in a seaway. Her low wetted area and large rig reflect her emphasis on rewarding performance in light-to-moderate air New England. Her deep, high aspect ratio appendages feature ample profile area to provide a user friendly ‘groove’ even when down-speed or in sloppy sea conditions. BLACKFISH’s striking combination of classic “Spirit of Tradition” style with contemporary performance sets her apart from (and usually far ahead of!) everything else on the water.
This would be the place in this description of BLACKFISH where this writer would attempt to impress you (the reader) with a long list of her accomplishments on the race courses at numerous regatta venues both in New England and the Caribbean. The list would be very long and highly repetitious. Suffice to say that according to her owner’s in every event BLACKFISH has entered since her launching in 2017 she has always been never less than “on the podium” at the end of the day. Nuff Said!!
BLACKFISH is currently located is southern New England. By Mid-October BLACKFISH will return to Brooklin Boat Yard for winter storage.
Contact our broker John Maxwell to arrange a time and place to see BLACKFISH in person
Designer: Jim Taylor
Builder: Brooklin Boat Yard
Year Built / Launched: 2017
Displacement: 16,500 lbs.
Ballast: 6,830 lbs.
Sail Area: 973 sq. ft.
PHRF Rating: Non-spin: 69 / Spin: 47
CRF Rating: Non-spin: 62 / Spin: 42
Auxiliary Propulsion: Yanmar 4JH57 diesel with SD60 Sail Drive
Engine HP: 57 HP
Fuel Capacity: 28 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity: 62 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 17.5 Gallons
While under her current (first) ownership BLACKFISH has been used primarily for day sailing and in-shore racing the interior accommodations provided aboard this boat make her equally well suited for comfortable near-shore cruising and off-shore passage making.
BLACKFISH is nicely finished off in a somewhat modified Herreshoff-style. The overheads are white painted V-matched plywood supported by varnished Alaskan Yellow Cedar carlins. Interior cabin sides are varnished ¼ sawn White Oak as is also joinery and cabinetry. Bulkheads are rail and stile in appearance and are finished as painted white (in forward cabin, galley and nav station) or varnished ¼ sawn White Oak (main saloon). Throughout BLACK FISH the interior hull surface is varnished Western Larch and the cabin soles are varnished ¼ sawn Brown Oak.
Furthest forward is the forward sleeping cabin with accommodations for two (2) persons in a Vee-berth configuration with a storage chest of drawers aft to port and a hanging locker aft to starboard.
Exiting the forward cabin through a privacy door the head area is immediately to port and on the opposite side of the passage way aft is additional storage in lockers and bins.
Next aft is the main saloon. The salon is centered around a varnished ¼ sawn White Oak drop leaf table (with painted white base). To port of the table is an L-shaped settee with storage shelves and lockers above and outboard of the settee. To starboard of the table is a straight settee also with storage on shelves and in lockers as on the port side. Continuing aft (to port) is the navigation station with a proper sized, varnished ¼ sawn White Oak navigation desk and chair.
Further aft to port is an oversized quarter berth easily capable of providing sleeping accommodations for two (2) people.
Opposite (to starboard) is the galley area with varnished ¼ sawn White Oak counter top, polished stainless steel sink basin, polished stainless steel Finspray faucet, two-burner Force 10 Stove with oven, a large, well-insulated, under-counter refrigerator / freezer and generous storage under counter, in drawers and cabinets.
The interior spaces through-out BLACKFISH are bright and airy due in large part to the natural light provided by four (4) fixed port lights in the cabin sides, large overhead hatches in the forward cabin and main saloon and four (4) medium sized overhead hatches providing light to the head, passageway, navigation station and galley areas.
All these opening hatches also provide excellent ventilation.
When needed after dark electrical lighting is provided by well-placed over-head lights, floor-level courtesy lights and reading lamps appropriately placed at berths and settees.
The hull shell is cold-molded / wood-epoxy / vacuum-bagged construction. Wooden skins are built up starting with 7/16” thick tongue and grooved Western Larch oriented fore and aft over frame molds, then two (2) layers of 3/16” western red cedar at (+/-) 45 degrees, then 5/16” Alaskan red cedar strip plank laid fore and aft.
Hull exterior is finished on the exterior with a layer 1208 fiberglass cloth vacuum-bagged in epoxy over-lapped on centerline by 12”.
The stem is laminated Alaskan cedar formed in two parts an extends from the deck to just below the DWL. Inner stem is 3 ½” thickness and approximately 6” wide.
Outer stem is 1 ½” thickness. Keelson is 2” thick, laminated from two (2) layers of 3/8” Alaskan cedar over the frame molds with two (2) layers of ¼” plywood at 45 degrees and two (2) more layers of 3/8” Alaskan cedar.
Keelson width is 6” forward tapering to 8” wide in the way of the mast step and ballast keel aft to engine and 6” from engine aft to transom.
Keelson width is locally increased to 24” at engine and 14” at rudder bearing.
Keel floors are formed from laminated stacks of ½” Alaskan cedar molded approximately 7”, sided to 3 ½” and sawn to fit inside hull skin.
Floors are capped with 1/8” thick uni-directional carbon fiber over the full 3 ½” length and thickness of each floor and splayed out onto the inside skin approximately 12” beyond the floor outboard ends.
Mast step is machined aluminum plate slotted for fore and aft adjustment, shaped to clear forward most keel bolt and supported by a horizontal laminated stack of ½” Alaskan cedar, sided 8” and sawn to match height of floors above the keelson.
A stainless-steel tie rod aft of the mast links the step and deck.
Ring frames are laminated of ¼” Alaskan cedar molded 2” and sided 3” at chain plates and ballast keel trailing edge.
Sheer clamp is multiple layers of Alaskan cedar laminated and molded to be at 2 ¾” and sided at 1 ½”.
Transom is three (3) layers of 3/8” plywood fiberglass skin and overlaid with Teak veneer
Deck beams are molded 2 ¼”, sided 1 ½”, laminated from ¼” thickness Alaskan cedar. Deck stringers are molded 1 ½”, sided 1 ¼” Alaskan cedar.
Deck / house side carlins are 1” Alaskan cedar, nominally 3” wide.
Decks are of 3/8” plywood overlaid with 3/8” Teak planking.
House top is two (2) layers of ¼” plywood over laid with fiberglass cloth and painted non-skid exterior surface.
House sides are 9mm plywood over laid with 3mm varnished teal veneer.
Topsides: Awlgrip 2000, Super Jet Black
Boot Stripe: Awlcraft 2000, Snow White
Cove Stripe: Gold Leaf
Bottom: Vivid Red (tinted with Black)
Interior Paint: Petit 101, Semigloss White
Interior Varnish: Z-Spar, Satin 60
Engine Room & Anchor Locker: Awlcraft 2000, Snow White
Mast, boom and spinnaker pole:
Faux painted wood grain with Awlcraft 200 Clear over coat.
Stainless steel bow and sternpulpits
Stainless steel life line stanchions with gate stanchions port and starboard
Double life lines with opening gates
Polished stainless steel bow anchor roller
Polished stainless steel docking cleats bow and stern
Polished stainless steel dock line chocks bow, stern and max beam
Polished stainless steel ensign socket
Varnished teak toe rails and taff rail
Varnished teak cabin sides
Fixed portlights in cabin sides (4ea preside)
Painted (awlgrip) cabin top finish
Teak surface on cockpit seating
Painted (awlgrip) cockpit finish
Teak cockpit sole
Varnished teak cockpit coamings with bare teak cap surfaces
Varnished teak handrails on cabin top
Varnished teak companionway sliding hatch, drop boards and hatch trim
Forward sail / anchor locker
Lewmar low-profile foredeck / forward cabin hatch (1ea large)
Lewmar low-profile cabin top / main saloon hatch (1ea)
Lewmar low-profile cabin top hatches for head, passageway, navigations and galley areas (4ea small)
Aft dedicated life raft locker
Hall Spars double-spreader, high-modulus, carbon fiber, fractionally rigged mast
Antal main sail and storm trysail tracks
Internal hydraulic mast jack
Hall Spars carbon fiber boom
Hall Spars carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Stainless steel rod rigging (shrouds and headstay) with stainless steel turnbuckle adjusters 9T Kevlar backstay.
Hall Rigging running rigging package for all halyards, sheets and other lines
Polished stainless steel stem iron / tang
Polished stainless steel chain plates
Selden electric-powered, roller-furling headstay
Harken hydraulic control / selector panel and pumps port and starboard in cockpit
Harken hydraulic backstay cylinder / adjuster
Harken hydraulic vang cylinder / adjuster
Harken mainsheet traveler
Harken Proforma 46.2 STP primary winches (cockpit coaming) 2ea
Harken Proforma 40.2 STP mainsheet winches (cockpit coaming) 2ea
Harken Proforma 40.2 STP sail control & halyard winch (port cabin top) 1ea
Harken Proforma 40.2 STP 12H LM Electric sail control & halyard winch (starboard cabin top) 1ea
Harken tracks and cars
Spinlock rope clutches
Genoa, Heavy #1, Elvstrom 2021
Genoa, Light #1, Elvstrom 2021
AP Runner, Chesapeake Sailmakers 2021
Mainsail, Doyle 2019
J2, Doyle 2019
A2, Doyle 2019
Whomper, Doyle 2018
A1.5, Doyle 2017
A2, Doyle 2017
S1, Doyle 2017
Deck / Cockpit Awning
B&G GRAND PRIX ELECTRONICS PACKAGE
B&G Zeus2-9 sailing instruments with displays at helm, navigation station.
B&G 20 / 20 mast display on custom carbon fiber mount
B&G GPS / chart plotter
B&G 4G radar
B&G VHF radio
Navionics E-Charts (USA and Canada)
Blue Tooth / Wi-Fi enabled stereo with interior and cockpit speakers
Ritchie binnacle / helm compass
Custom (removable) carbon fiber radar radar post
Engine Model: Yanmar 4JH57 Diesel / 57 HP
Drive Model: SD60 Sail Drive
Propeller: Flex-O-Fold 2-bladed propeller
Keyless digital control panel
Single lever throttle / transmission control
2.23:1 Reduction gear with reverse
Groco ARG 500 raw water strainer / filter
Engine Access : Via hinged companionway ladder and removable side panels
Engine Installation: Engine installed in sound insulated engine box with flex mounts and remote air intake.
Vetus water lock muffler and sound shielded exhaust hose and pipe
Fuel Capacity: 28 Gallons
Primary (standard Yanmar) fuel / water separator
Secondary Double Racor fuel water separator
12-Volt DC and 110-Volt AC electrical systems
Separate battery banks for house and engine start
Starting battery bank consists of one (1) Victron AGM 12-Volt battery located under aft quarter berth
Starting battery master switch and voltage display on ship’s electrical panel
House battery bank consists of two (2) Victron 110AH AGM 12-Volt batteries wired in parallel located under companionway stairs directly in front of engine
House bank master switch and voltage display on ship’s electrical panel
125 Amp engine alternator
110-Volt AC shore power cord
AC shore power inlet in cockpit wired directly to ProNautica battery charger
Emergency parallel switch
Fresh water capacity: 62 Gallons held in two (2) tanks located under port and starboard settees
Hot and cold pressure water supplied to sink basins in galley and head areas
Galley sink is polished stainless steel set under White Oak counter top
Polished stainless steel Finspray faucet at galley sink
Head sink is polished stainless steel set under White Oak counter top
Hand-held faucet for head sink doubles as showerhead
Teak grate sole with shower pan under leading to sump pump for gray water overboard discharge
Jabsco electric toilet
Head system plumbed for discharge to holding tank
Holding tank plumbed for pump-out either shore-side
Holding tank capacity: 17.5 Gallons
CCI Carbon fiber rudder blade and post assembly
Jeffa upper and lower rudder bearings
Jeffa steering hardware
Custom Brooklin Boat Yard steering wheel
Manually operated bilge pump under port (cockpit) helm seat
Manually operated bilge pump under main cabin sole
Electric / automatic bilge pump under main cabin sole
Electric / automatic bilge pump in forward sail locker
Carbon fiber and teak passerelle