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A one of a kind classic beauty! Complete, professional restoration of this vintage wooden boat occurred 2004 to 2008. "Lorelei" has been professionally and exceptionally maintained and is ready for a new, loving owner to sail Her Majesty away.
This is a museum quality vessel. Check out "Her History" description.
We value your time. Please call for an appointment to see this exceptional boat. Steve Snyder 252-249-2210.
"Lorelei was found in a marina in New Bern, NC in a very sad state. Her live aboard owner had health issues. Since dockage was not paid, she became the property of the marina. The current owner saved her from the chain saw, moved her to Greensboro, NC where she would spend the next 4 years undergoing restoration.
She was built in Chicago in the late 1930's by Jens Christensen. She was built for a sail maker who raced her on Lake Michigan. Some of the paperwork indicates she is an Alden, and some call her an A.M Deering. It is assumed she was an Alden design with some Deering modifications. Certainly both contribute to her beauty!
She made her way to Oxford, Md for some refitting. After that, she spent a number of years in Cape Fear, NC before the previous owner moved her to New Bern, NC.
Much of the old paperwork remains, including correspondence from the son of the owner of one of her sister ships. This can be made available.
The restoration began in 2004 by Lowell Boats in Greensboro, NC. They are well recognized for wooden boat restorations. In fact,Gary Lowell is nationally recognized for his work and teaches at the Wooden Boat School in Maine.
The restoration consisted of a cabin off, deck off restoration, and was extensive. Each piece of teak was removed, numbered, and cataloged. After the new subdeck was installed, the teak decking was reinstalled. Only the king plank on the deck and cockpit had to be replaced. The vast majority of the planks were refastened with silicon bronze screws. Sitka spruce was obtained from Alaska and the new mast was built. the boom is believed to be original, although no longer used as a furling boom.
An attempt was made to keep and reuse as much of the old hardware as possible. After launching, the need for new self-tailing winches was realized, and installed. The old winches are in storage and available, as are other items/parts.
Since launching, she has been maintained in Oriental, NC. Her maintenance and upgrading is on a regular schedule, and is in excellent condition. She is kept at a deepwater slip on a canal off Whitaker Creek, just yards from the maintenance boat yard. She has been used for day sailing only and the usage would be considered light.
To head is new and other than the water used for testing, has not been used. Lorelei is actually new in many ways. After originally launching, a custom Sunbrella cover was was made to cover the entire boat in three pieces. This cover is in great condition and protects the vessel from UV, rain, and other elements. Everything on the yacht has been done professionally and maintained in excellent condition.
She's a beautiful, graceful lady that deserves another loving owner. The current owner is sad to see her go, but feels it's time for "Lorelei" to sail away onto her next chapter.
The interior is beautifully finished with cedar ceiling, painted bulkheads, and overhead varnished mahogany paneling. Mahogany cabinetry and accents throughout. Floors with original teak sole. Seats and berths fitted with new green upholstery with white piping. Lighting is provided with bronze framed dome, other bronze fixtures, and oil lamps.
Just behind the V-berth is a new marine head (never used). The main cabin salon has settees on each side. Galley is port aft with solid surface counters, teak fiddle, insulated icebox, and sink with both foot and electric pumps. Companionway is offset starboard aft. A quarterberth is starboard aft.
P.O Box 735
919 Midyette St
Oriental, NC 28571