Courtesy of Hodgdon Yachts
Above: Scheherazade is a 155′ Bruce King-designed ketch built by Hodgdon Yachts in Boothbay, Maine and launched September 27, 2003. Photo by Onne van der Wal.
Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay, Maine launched the 155′ ketch, Scheherazade. She is a beautiful union of wood/epoxy technology, elegant design, and superior craftsmanship.
You may recall from Epoxyworks 17 and 19 that Scheherazade was to be one of the largest cold-molded wood/epoxy vessels ever built in the United States. Her 3½” thick hull is made of inner and outer layers of 7/8″ Douglas fir planking running fore and aft and separated by four diagonal layers of 7/16″ western red cedar bonded with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy.
Douglas fir replaces the cedar in highly loaded sections of the hull. All fasteners used to install deck hardware (including the massive winches) are glued in place with epoxy thickened with high-density fillers.
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|Interior designer||Andrew Wench|
|Mainmast height||174′ above deck|
|Mizzen mast height||110′ above deck|
|Sail area||9,940 sq ft|
|Bare hull weight||110,000 lb|
|Ballast keel weight||150,000 lb|