The East Passage 24 is inspired by iconic fishing and pleasure boats that have proven themselves on New England waters; namely the Herreshoff tender to RESOLUTE, the Jonesport Lobster Boats, and the launches of William and John Atkin and Weston Farmer. Designer Walt Ansel drew on thirty years of experience as a shipwright at The Mystic Seaport Museum and teacher at The Woodenboat School to deliver a timeless Down East style launch with equal emphasis on classic aesthetics and sea kindliness. The EP24 represents a new generation in a long line of heritage boats that are time tested, functional, and most importantly, beautiful.
LOA – 24’
Beam – 8’
Draft – 2’6”
Displacement – 4400 lbs.
In keeping with Herreshoff Manufacturing Company methods, the EP24 will be traditionally constructed upside down over molds with a white oak keel and steam bent frames. The hull will be double planked - as many HMCo. launches were - with a layer mahogany over cedar. The EP24 will feature a glued layup, a method that allows for maximum plank stability and keeps yearly maintenance to a minimum. The cockpit design comfortably seats passengers in three different locations with customizable arrangements. This flexible layout is perfect for taking friends for a sunset cruise around the harbor, with features like the teak swim platform also making it ideal for anchoring out on a hot summer day for a family swim.
Powered by an inboard 150HP turbo diesel engine, the EP24 will comfortably cruise at 15 knots and top out at 20. She has classic lobster boat proportions, with a beam one-third of the overall length. These proportions not only provide a sweet and stable ride, but also make the EP24 perfectly suited for trailering.
The EP24 was intentionally designed with flexibility in mind. Multiple options for trim and fit-out include oak or teak coamings, and canvassed or sprung decks. The hull design can accommodate several interior layouts, from the traditional to the contemporary. Possible modifications include multiple steering stations, space for a marine head, or even a small cuddy.
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