LOA 19’ • LWL 15’ 3” • Length with bowsprit 21’ 4”
Beam 6’ 9” • Draft 3’ 2” Internal ballast 1500 pounds
Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames; silicon bronze fastened
Materials: Planking – Maine white cedar; Keel, framing and trim – Maine gray oak; Deck – plywood and two layers of West System epoxy/cloth; Spars – solid spruce, varnished
Rig: Gaff-rigged main with self-tending single club-footed jib
Trailer: Custom Triad trailer included
Ralph Stanley was commissioned to build the first Stanley 19’ in 1985. The client wanted a sailboat that could be sailed single-handedly; that would be safe for a young person or someone without a great deal of experience; and that would be fun and easy to use. The original Stanley 19’ is still owned, used and loved by the same family.
In the fall of 2010, a local mom approached Richard about taking on her very bright and very bored eighth grade son as an apprentice. Instead of having the boy sweep shavings and put in bungs, Richard remembered that his father Ralph had started the keel for a fourth Stanley 19’ during a long-ago slow spell, and that very keel was in need of finding a new home. Richard and Ryan worked one afternoon a week, for four years. They got the boat planked up, the floor timbers in, and the deck framing done. In the process, they received a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant from the Maine Arts Commission, and Ryan graduated from high school. He has since embarked on a promising career with the US Marines. He came by while on a visit home to help bend in the oak coamings. $75,000 includes boat, spars, sails, rigging and trailer