Adelia

Adelia

Adelia has a very unique history . She was built as a tender for a Yacht called the Sweetheart in 1913 . The Sweetheart was the first single engine motor yacht to cross the Atlantic . Adelia was built by George Lawley in Neoposet Mass . The construction of this little tender is probably of the highest standard that I have encountered   . Little details like the transom binders really caught my eye. Instead of just being screwed on after the boat was finished , like most other builders would have done.   Adela’s binders were set in flush to the finished planking , screw fastened  with slightly countersunk flat head screws , and then the screw heads were filed off flush and the corners soldered . Adelia was re-powered about 30 years ago with an Atomic 4 , replacing her  crank start 4 cylinder Sterling .  Fortunately a large crate containing the original Sterling in pieces stayed with Adelia through the years . When Adela came in for her  major restoration , my friend Brad Dagenais took on the challenge of rebuilding the Stiring.

Leave a Reply

Close Menu