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Why Sail a Butterfly ?
Because it's designed to do so many things so well. Large enough to accommodate several people. Fast enough for serious competition. Light enough for launching by one person. And virtually maintenance free.

You Sail "dry".
The generous beam combined with 15 inch depth, keeps the boat quite dry and gives her additional capacity. And a spray rail across the deck helps keep water out of the footwell.

You sail secure.
In case you capsize, the Butterfly is swamp-proof since the footwell is molded into the deck, forming a completely airtight sealed hull. Then for added security there is enough foam inside the hull to float the boat and crew.

You sail comfortably.
The deep footwell measures a roomy 25" x 15". And mahogany handrails not only add classic beauty, but a secure hand and toe grip.

You sail anywhere.
Whether you tow it on a small trailer, or carry it on top of your car, with the Butterfly you can quickly get to the water, ready to launch.

You sail easily.
Easy handling and stability make the Butterfly ideal for young sailors. Many yacht clubs and camps use it as their junior training boat. With its large capacity and ample seating, it's also a boat the entire family can enjoy together.


  • Internal fiberglass stiffeners and supports
  • Hull and deck bonded together to form a unit
  • Foam Floatation
  • Stainless steel and aluminum alloy hardware
  • Stainless steel machine screw fasteners
  • Aluminum backing plate
  • Phillip pine mahogany tiller
  • Hiking stick
  • Anodized aluminum rotating mast and boom
  • Stainless steel aircraft cable rigging
  • Dacron halyard and sheet line
  • High quality blocks
  • 3.8 oz dacron racing quality sail
  • Adjustable daggerboard snubber
  • Spray rail
  • Two piece mast

You sail with quality.
Owners appreciate the quality of the Butterfly. Extreme attention to every detail, from the quality glass finish to the hand rubbed varnished woodwork, assures that the Butterfly is a boat the most discriminating sailor will be proud to own.

You sail in "class."
The Butterfly is a nationally established one-design class, governed by the National Butterfly Association. Both Single Handed and Doubles National Regattas are held annually, plus plenty of local and regional events, sponsored by dozens of fleets across the country. Even if competition is not your goal, you'll find Butterfly is a challenging and exciting boat to sail.

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  • Hull design Scow
  • Length 12'2"
  • Beam 5'4"
  • Hull depth 15"
  • Hull weight 135 pounds
  • Crew Capacity 600 pounds
  • Sail Area 75 ft. sq.
  • Mast Length 18'