Vintage ( Very Rare) 30” Jacrim Seaworthy Pond Yacht c.a.1920 – 1938 Fully Restored
This fully restored, Jacrim Seaworthy Pond yacht was recently acquired by us from a collector in New Hampshire. This very rare and desired pond boat sailed the waters of Squam Lake in New Hampshire for many years. The previous owner’s father sailed it along with his young son many years ago and for the past 70 years, this fine gentleman continued the great tradition set by his father. Yes, you can sail this great vintage pond boat in any lake or pond.
During the period of 1920 to 1938, Seaworthy began producing this “Competition Class” pond yacht for the serious sailing enthusiast. The sizes of the pond boats produced at this time were 26”,32” and 36” in length. In our research of these boats, we found that Jacrim produced less than 200 of them between 1920 and 1938. These “Sizes” are virtually unseen today.
We were fortunate to acquire 4 of these pond boats: 2 36”, 1 32” and 1 26” in length. This particular pond yacht is 30” L X 8”W X 50”H ( In the stand). It was restored in 2018 by a restoration specialist in New Jersey. The restoration is outstanding and of the highest quality. The sails were specially made by Carr Sails of California (Carrsails.com) The paint finish is 3 coats with a marine grade finish applied.
The hull is painted white ( the original colors) and the keel is blue. The deck is maple in color and the original Jacrim Seaworthy authentication emblems are visible in the center and stern of the boat. The rigging is high quality with brass fittings throughout the decking. This boat is rigged to sail as it was 100+ years ago. It is fully seaworthy and ready to sail on a pond or lake if desired.
Along with the pond boat comes a high quality stand made of hard wood and finished in a medium mahogany stain. The stand bottom is finished with a high grade felting done in our shop.
This is a truly unique opportunity to own a piece of nautical history that will increase in value in the coming years. What a great gift for that special man or women in your life who loves the sea and nautical theme and is difficult to buy for.. It is also a great show piece on a mantel or window overlooking the lake, pond or ocean
.As with all of our yachts shipping is free. We will partially disassemble the mast and some rigging for safe shipping. Just connect the main mast to the deck and attach some rigging and your ready to enjoy!
We will also include instructions for easy assembly and e mail you pictures.
Please go to RJLAntiquities.com and click “shop” to see the other 3 Seaworthy pond yachts listed for sale along with our other vintage model sailboats or pond boats or Etsy.com/shop/RJLAntiquities
THE JACRIM SEAWORTHY STORY
The JACRIM Seaworthy Manufacturing Co. was the brainchild of Chester Rimmer and Arthur Jackson. Two graduates of the class of 1921 at MIT. Around 1922 company was started with $10,000 from Jackson’s uncle Charles H. Jackson. The first official registration with the state of Massachusetts was in 1924 in the city of Malden. There is no record of Seaworthy boats and it was probably a trade name. Rimmer was listed as treasurer and his other brothers were the other officers. The older brothers were coopers and cabinet makers by trade and probably had some money. There is no mention of Jackson and he left the company to pursue engineering about 1925 This was caused by the company take over by Keystone Manufacturing. Isadore Marks was now President and Benjamin Marks was Secretary. Chester Rimmer remained as Treasurer. The other Rimmers took jobs in other Marks companies. The boats were mostly hand crafted and they soon left Malden for 288 A Street in Boston. After 1934 the boats were then marked Keystone.
As keystone production increased and hand shaped boats gave way to machine cut, many Seaworthy features were eliminated. Mostly for cost cutting. The product line was 12” to 36” Sailboats, spring motor driven Motor boats from 18” to 30”, Battery boats, rubber band driven boats, Tom Thumb boats, Forts, Doll Houses, Furniture “Ride Em:” wagons and other toys and then by 1938 the war toys appeared and continued through the 40’s. The production continued through 1957 and Chester Rimmer Retired.
SPECIFICATIONS AND VALUATION
The following is a list of factors which are considered in our ship model Appraisal/Evaluation.
1. General quality of craftsmanship
3. Rarity (i.e.: P.O.W. & DOCKYARD vs C.W. MORGAN) Member:
4. Historically accurate (regards to plans/research) The International Society of Appraisers
5. Builder (reputation) International Congress of Maritime Museums
6. Methods & materials used in construction American Institute for Conservation of Historic and
7. Uniformity of scale and proportion Artistic Works
8. Size (2” vs 10’) Nautical Research Guild
9. Present condition
10. Era & vessel type
12. Finish (painted or natural)
13. Overall display and presentation
Scratch-Built Model: Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated parts except cordage, chain
and belaying pins.
Modified Scratch-Built Model: Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricated accessories.
Modified Kit Model: Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commercially fabricated parts or by
Kit Model: Model built entirely from materials provided in commercial kits.
Sub Categories: Model built and/or displayed in any of the following methods:
Antique • Waterline • Cross Section • Cut-Away • Exposed Interior • Sailing • Half Hull • Rare Materials • Diorama • Power • Mechanized •
Builders’ Model • Extreme Miniature • Ship-in-a-Bottle • Shadowbox • Americana • Folk Art • Decorative • Pond Model • Production • Other
This unique and historic class “A” yacht would make a great gift for that special person who likes history and the open sea. A truly wonderful piece of history that will " Turn Heads"
We ship all of our boats with some assembly required. We detach the sails and rigging for safe shipment. Instructions for minor assembly will be enclosed. Attach the sails and rigging and your boat is ready to enjoy!
Value: $3,000.00 ( Appraisal or Retail) 2022
1-3 business days
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