The MADIGAN is a Long Island Catboat. It is a replica of the original catboat WINWARD built by Gil Smith in 1895. The MADIGAN was built in 1995 by The Apprenticeshop of Rockland, Maine.
In my view it is the most beautiful sailing ship ever designed. The lines are just amazing. A piece of art.
Apparently there is only one such ship in Europe. The COHIBA, built in Finland in 2002. Some years ago it was for sale for 25K euro.
The Apprenticeshop in Maine will build you a new Gil Smith Catboat, identical to the pictured MADIGAN, for 48K USD...... and by God, I am tempted!
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