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Detail - Hull 844

Status:FOUNDRecent Update:2019.02.10
Original Name:VantCurrent Name:Allegro
Hull No:844Home Port:Larchmont, NY
Contracted By:Harry P. BensonCurrent Owner(s):Howard T. Howard & William Simmons
Contract Date:1/23/1920Owner Since:2003
Class:S ClassSail Number:20
Sub-Class:Fleet:West Long Island Sound
Original Rig:MarconiYacht Club:HHYC
Current Rig:
Original Price:$2,450Restored By:Frank McCaffrey, Newport, RI (2003)
LOA:27 ft. 6 in.Maintained By:Bill Simmons
LWL:20 ft. 6 in.Notes:
1965: Refastened, inboard engine removed, new cockpit, interior benches and floor
2003: All new ribs, keel plank, stem, transom, shear, combings, deck, new Titus wood mast with rigging by Hathaway, Reiser & Raymond.
2015: Replacement main bulkhead, 8 ribs repaired, new teak cockpit benches & floor by Urban Boatworks. (source: online form)
Beam:7 ft. 2 in.
Draft:4 ft. 9 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:
Provenance: as PDF with sources - 844.pdf
    by Ken Upham

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
Harry P. Benson1920 - 1924Marblehead, MAVant / Reaper II3
John W. Steadman1924 - 1927New Bedford, MAFleetwing3
Eliot & William Chapple1928 - 1961Marblehead, MADolphin20
Larry Devlin???? - 1965Milford, CTDolphin 
Howard T. Howard1965 - 2003Larchmont, NYAllegro 

This boat was discussed by Waldo Howland in his book A Life In Boats, The Years Before The War.
Partnership formed between Howard and Simmons in 2003.

c. June 2016

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