Ex: ISHKOODAH (1905-1908), BUTTERFLY (1908-1911), EDIANA (1911-1917), MARIQUITA (1917-1920), BUTTERFLY (1920-2004), Nellie 2004- )
Two similar yachts to this design were built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. in 1902 and 1903, the first being TRIVIA (HMCo #580) for Harold S. “Mike” Vanderbilt.
The second was for Morton F. Plant, which he named NELLIE (HMCo #586).
Both were full-keel boats based on the keel/centerboarder AZOR (HMCo #578) that had come out a few months earlier. Original price was $6,300 for AZOR and TRIVIA and $6,400 for NELLIE.
AZOR, originally a Naushon Island-based boat for J. Malcolm Forbes, has been lost. TRIVIA is in the Herreshoff Marine Museum collection and NELLIE is now fully restored and sailing out of Blue Hill Bay, Maine, in the heart of wooden boat artisans.
Length on Deck: 46' 6"
Length Overall: 64'
Length on Waterline: 34' 6"
Beam: 12' 1"
Draft: 7' 0"
Rig: Gaff Cutter
L ong leaf yellow pine over steam bent white oak Traditional raised panel interiors Butternut chest of drawers Traditional canvas decks Traditional eight staved hollow spars