Located in Washington State. Price is firm, being sold as is where is. priced according to market value. I’m following my dreams of building a boat just the way I need her.
Sookie IS A BEAUTIFUL 1985 SAM MORSE OWNER FINISHED FALMOUTH CUTTER. THIS LYLE HESS DESIGN IS THE LITTLE SISTER TO THE BRISTOL CHANNEL CUTTER, MADE FAMOUS BY LIN AND LARRY PARDEY’S EXPLOITS THAT HAVE INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF CRUISERS.
Lyle Hess designed the Falmouth Cutter as a pocket cruiser that could carry one or two persons across the oceans safely. He designed her just like the Bristol Channel Cutter with minor changes to suit her size require- ments. When he finished, all the dimensions indicated that she could be trailered.
She, like her big sister the Bristol Channel Cutter, is built by hand and to the same standards only with one less lay‐up on the hull. She carries very similar lines with a shallow full keel that is swept back so it does not disturb the movement of water and will go aground gently. The large sail area and long waterline provide excellent performance in both light and heavy airs. Like all Hess boats, this is a remarkably big boat for her length.
Designer: Lyle Hess
Displacement 7400 lbs.
Ballast 2500 lbs. (lead)
Sail Area 389 Sqft.
Head room 5’11”
I was at Catalina Island one night in a real Blow. The sea was white with foam, and the swell’s were huge. I asked myself, what if I had to leave tonight, what kind of boat would allow me to safely do it?
A good boat should be close winded; she should have reserve buoyancy; a fine bow, but not too fine where she is cranky when running; buttock lines to provide plenty of lift; and she should be fast. Most importantly, she should be small enough for single handing, and yet still have a pleasant easy motion at sea.. A short time later I designed the Falmouth with those qualities in mind. She represents 52 years of experience and study. The Falmouth is my ideal boat. I cant say that about any boat I have designed, even Seraffyn. I can sum it up by saying the falmouth is not a little boat, it is a small yacht that the able seaman can take anywhere in the world in comfort and safety. ~ Lyle Hess