Clipper-Bowed 72' Ketch Designed by Francis L. Herreshoff
Size: 71 cm L x 73 cm Hgh Ref. SM-08
Designed by L.Francis Herreshoff, Launched in 1966. Many
consider Ticonderoga the crowning design achievement of L. Francis
Herreshoff Francis Herreshoff designed the 72-foot ketch
Ticonderoga to be a fast day boat for harry Noyes and his family.
But he designed her with the flowing lines below the water and
breathtaking clipper-yacht aesthetics above. Big Ti, as she was
known, startled very one with her speed on all points of sail.
Racing her soon took center stage. Many yachting connoisseurs
consider her the most beautiful ocean racer ever built. Since she
was launched in 1936 as Tioga II, she was recorded more
ocean-racing victories, especially first-overall honors, than any
yacht in history. She has been refitted as a luxurious cruising
boat, but her current owner frequently races. Along with Endeavour
and Shamrock V, Ticonderoga is the most famous racing yacht still