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profile view of sloop
20' Nimphius sloop
tech dinghy
Tech Dinghy
26' Lyman Sleeper

20' Custom Cruising Sloop


side view
at boat show

at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

boat show also

note self tending jib


carved scroll work on the transom

cabin looking

cabin looking aft



Beautiful mahogany planked sloop. Built by Nimphius in Wisconsin 1987. This is a true little cruising yacht with seated headroom below.

  • Specifications:
  • dimensions: 20' on deck, 25' overall, 7-1/2' beam, 3' draft
  • hull: varnished mahogany planking, bulwarks, transom, cabin; oak frames and backbone, laid teak deck and cockpit sole
  • interior appointments: vee berth, quarter berth, portipotti toilet, built in icebox, navigation table, Optimus stove
  • sails: mainsail, self tending jib, spinnaker
  • engine: 1 cyl. BMW diesel
  • mast & rigging: 30' varnished spruce mast, fractional rig, tabernacle stepped; ss rigging, traditional running lights mounting in rigging
  • equipment: danforth anchor & rode, 2 fenders, custom cushions for down below, 2 sail covers, compass, electric bilge pump, manual bilge pump
  • tandem axle trailer included (somewhat rusty, may need replacement)
  • battery

The boat is structurally in excellent condition. It has just been freshly varnished. The cabintop has been repainted. The bottom has been coated with antifouling paint. The boat has been in storage for approximately 20 years so has had very little use.

port quarter
cockpit and

cockpit and stern

vee berth

vee berth looking forward

cabin  - port

looking thru hatch into cabin, port side, large locker is for stove, smaller drawer is icebox


BMW single cylinder diesel

MIT Tech Dinghy


This is a reproduction of the Herreshoff Tech Dinghy as designed by George Owen in 1935. It was built in 1986 by Bruce Malone of Camden, Maine after considerable research and licensing from the MIT Museum. A fiberglass version of this boat is still raced today on the Charles River in Boston.

bow view
 with sail raised
interior view

The stern seat has been added and is not true to the original design.

oars and jib

A nice pair of Shaw & Tenny oars is included. There's the jib too.


Dimensions are: loa 12'-6, beam 5'-0

Construction is cedar planking on white oak frames, planking fastenings are copper rivets. Thwarts, transom, breasthook, and mast partners are mahogany. Spars are sitka spruce. All hardware is bronze, mostly custom cast to Herreshoff designs.

centerboard case & lever

Herreshoff style lever operating the centerboard.

mast partners

The boat was designed to be used with a jib by stepping the mast in the aft location, or without a jib by stepping it in the forward location. These boats are customarily sailed without a jib (the jib is very small.)

This one owner boat has been lightly used and is in excellent condition.

circa 1970, 26' Lyman Sleeper

$ 5,000

Lyman is certainly one of the great boatbuilding companies. Their lapstrake designs have been appreciated for generations. What provided a comfortable ride back then is just as good today. Now these fine boats are considered classics. But at the same time, they're still in daily use. They perform as well as ever. This 26' Sleeper model is popular because, no getting around it, it has a toilet. It's big enough to use in salt water as well as the larger lakes. Ideal for family picnicking, fishing and overnite cruising.

Construction is lapstrake plywood planking, with white oak keel and ribs. Interior appointments are varnished plywood. The engine is a 225 h.p. Chrysler 318. Both the hull and the engine are in very good condition. While the exterior paint is fine, the interior varnish needs some work. The low price reflects this needed work.

This classic is not just for boat shows, it is to be used and enjoyed, in the future just as in the past!

looking forward

looking forward

cabin below

cabin and toilet below


newly painted Chrysler 225 hp engine

aft quarter

varnished transom

looking aft

looking aft


shaft, prop., strut, rudder