The Herreshoff Fish Class Sloop first appeared in 1915 as the larger sister of the Buzzard's Bay 12 1/2, "Dough dish" or "Bullseye" sloop. The two small sailboats at 12 1/2 and 16 feet waterline length, were designed to handle the steep chop that can develop suddenly on any given summer's afternoon around Buzzards Bay. And with their proven seakeeping character, it's no wonder these two versions have gained so much favor over the years.

The Herreshoff Fish Class Sloop first appeared in 1915 as the larger sister of the Buzzard's Bay 12 1/2, "Dough dish" or "Bullseye" sloop. The two small sailboats at 12 1/2 and 16 feet waterline length, were designed to handle the steep chop that can develop suddenly on any given summer's afternoon around Buzzards Bay. And with their proven seakeeping character, it's no wonder these two versions have gained so much favor over the years.

Small sailboat painting original nautical art by MarieClaproodArt

Small painting of a red and white sailing boat, nautical wall art, blue sea, orange sky, gull, 6x6 inch acrylic painting in a 11x14 inch mat

small sailboat painting, original art wall, acrylic on canvas, boat, sailing ship, sea, ocean, seagull, blue, white, 6 x 6 inches plus mat

Small painting, original art, acrylic on canvas, boat painting, sailboat painting, sailing ship, sea, ocean, seagull, blue, white, 6x6 + mat

small sailboat painting, original art wall, acrylic on canvas, boat, sailing ship, sea, ocean, seagull, blue, white, 6 x 6 inches plus mat

Hip-Hoisting a Dinghy on a Small Sailboat

Hip-Hoisting a Dinghy on a Small Sailboat

Winds and Tides Small sailboat painting fine by MarieClaproodArt

Painting of a red and white sailboat, boat and sea painting, ocean and clouds, seascape, beach home decor, 6 x 6 inches original art canvas

Small sailboat painting original nautical art by MarieClaproodArt

Small painting of a red and white sailing boat, nautical wall art, blue sea, orange sky, gull, 6x6 inch acrylic painting in a 11x14 inch mat

The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Learn it all here.

Your Guide to Sailing a Small Sailboat

The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Learn it all here.

Small cruising sailboats can't carry much fresh water - and desalination systems can get big.  Here are some small watermakers for small sailboats.

Watermakers for Small Cruising Sailboats

Small cruising sailboats can't carry much fresh water - and desalination systems can get big. Here are some small watermakers for small sailboats.

Not many sailors on small sailboats hoist their dinghy out of the water at night. But it's a great way to keep it clean and deter theft - here's how to do it without davits!

Hip-Hoisting a Dinghy on a Small Sailboat

Not many sailors on small sailboats hoist their dinghy out of the water at night. But it's a great way to keep it clean and deter theft - here's how to do it without davits!

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat

Your Guide to Sailing a Small Sailboat

Learn How to Sail a Small Sailboat - The Parts of a Sailboat

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