1979 Herreshoff Marco Polo located in  for sale

55'' Herreshoff Marco Polo


Description: ARKADIA , Herreshoff Design No. 85 known as Marco Polo, was constructed almost exactly as per the plans published in Sensible Cruising Design by the International Marine Publishing Co. in 1973. A full set of plans are available at the library of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut but it was possible to construct the various designs straight from the book. (See brief description below by Don Holm.)
As she was originally designed in 1945 there had been huge advances in engine design between then and 1979 when she was built in terms of both efficiency and size which allowed for the placing further aft of the engine and tanks (which Herreshoff allowed for) and the creation of a main saloon in the center of the boat where he had originally placed the large engine and tanks. Contrary to Herreshoff's beliefs a manual head was also installed forward. The only other major change was the installation of heavy bronze portlights in the place of the sliding wood and glass design he had allowed for.
(Complete description available from owner)

Equipment: Yanmar Model 4JH3 HTHE 100 Hp with an KMH4A alternator

Racor Water Separator / Filter 230R

Jabsco Fuel Transfer Pump

Vetus Raw Water Filter

Vetus waterlock exhaust system

Helice Francais Propeller

Large supply of fuel and oil filters, engine imperrors and other spares.


House: 2 x 70

Engine: 1 x 100

Solar Panel 85W with regulator

Water System

Shurflow Extreme ProBlaster Washdown Pump w/ accumulator tank

(Model #: 5902-2212 Serial #: 6570 -- 5.3GPM / 12 vlts / 14 amp Max)

Sigmar Insulated Hot Water Tank ( w/ electric element) 40 Ltr

Water Heating via engine cooling system

Bilge Pumps

Engine Room: Whale Gulper 220

Amazon Warrior 1.5 double action manual bilge pump

Galley / Main Cabin: Attwood Heavy Duty 2000

Forward / Bunkroom: Attwood Heavy Duty 2000

-- all on Rule super switches w/ manual overides in galley near cockpit

Backup: Attwood V-series with flexible hose and bulnose clips.

Tanks (Original)

300 Ltr Fresh Water ( 2 X 150 ltr )

600 Ltr Fuel (3 X 150 Ltr 1 X 150 Ltr Daytank)

Transfer Pump: Jabsco Commercial Duty Water Puppy

(Model #: 23680-4001)

Furuno Radar Model M1626

Presidente VHF Radio

Scanmar Windvane

1 x ST1000 Raymarine Autopilot w/ remote control


Dinghy: Zodiac 12 ft inflatable

w/ 5 hp Yamaha Malta outboard


1 x 70 Lb Herreshoff Type

1 x 90 Lb Herreshoff Type

1 x 60 Lb Danforth Type

Bronze Barometer

Bronze Thermometer (original)

Lighting: 8 new Bronze lights throughout

Bossuns Chair

Boat Poles

8 Fenders

Safety Systems:

8 man Bombadier Liferaft ( Serviced June 2007)

6 Lifejackets

4 Harnesses

Horseshoe Buoy

Rescue Buoy w/ strobelight

Bow to stern lifelines

Blipper Radar Reflector

2 Flare and Smoke sets

EPIRB Satalite 2 406

6 Fire Extinguishers

Cable Cutters

Large Axe

Small axe

Location: Trinidad,
55 21 989363611


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