Bespoke, a White modified Herresoff 12 1/2 built during the winter
of 2000 in our Vermont boat shop, was Stanard Boat Work's third foray into
wooden boats. The first one, a Sam Devlin designed, SBW modified, Cackler
duck boat, was created for a father-son trip down the Champlain Canal and
out the Erie Canal. The second one was a boy's hydroplane built from plans
purchased from an ad in Boy's Life magazine.
Stanard Boat works most enduring build was the Quickstep 24, introduced
at the Newport Boat Show in 1977. Originally designed by Ted Brewer to be
fabricated in aluminum, she was a sweet double-ender or round stern cruiser
that made her debut at the same time as the famous J 24.
The last boat built by Stanard Boat Works before its move to Vermont, introduced
at the 1982 Annapolis Sailboat Show, was a modification of the famous Peter
Norlin designed 1/2 tonner Scampi design. Her cabin profile was raised to
give standing headroom, and she was fitted with a Scheel keel for cruising/racing
in the shoal waters of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.
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