Emily Ruth

In Festival Boats 2018

Emily Ruth is a Somes Sound 12-1/2’. Designed by John Brooks, the SS is derived from the well known Herreshoff and Haven 12-1/2’s. Unlike those boats, she is glued lapstrake construction using occume plywood. The transom, coaming, rails, and other trim are sapele. Secondary and tertiary woods are black locust and Douglas fir, both logged from damaged trees on Bainbridge Island. All structural hull fasteners are silicon bronze. She has a 585-pound lead keel. I built her over a period of 16 months at my home on Bainbridge Island. She was finished in the summer of 2015.