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Boat Details

Designer: A. E. Luders Sr./A. E. Luders Jr

Builder: Luders Marine Construction Co

Model: L-24

Year: 1947

Boat Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Price: $35,000

Length: 38 ft 0 in 

Beam: 6 ft 3 in

Draft: 5 ft 0 in 

Displacement: 2,800 kg

Hull Material: Wood/hot molded



North is a charming weekend race yacht which was designed by A.E Luders Sr & Jr and built at their yard in 1947 in Stamford CT. One of only fifteen ever built and was constructed using a hot moulded method of building, which at the time was very advanced and created an extremely strong, but elegant yacht.


North is sail no 10 and was the subject of a very extensive refit in the late 90’s which saw her keel being dropped, new keelbolts, frames replaced, new deck and epoxy sheathed which has helped see her into the future. Work was completed in 2001 and was then carefully stored inside until 2010 when re commissioned.


This is a wonderful opportunity to become the custodian of a ready to race classic, with a good inventory of sails/spares.

Restoration works 2001


Replaced hog plank 

Two-thirds below waterline re-laminated with Honduras mahogany 

New floor timbers 

New keelbolts 

New mast step

Laminated ring frame around mast area

New Sapele deck which was then covered with epoxy coating 

Deck beams replaced where needed 

Rudder epoxy sheathed and faired 

Hull epoxy sheathed 

Cabin top re-veneered 


Hot molded mahogany plywood hull

Diagonal veneers 

Spruce frames 

Lead keel 

Bronze fasteners 




Masthead lights 


Sika Spruce Teardrop mast (designed and built according to original specification) in 2001 

Aluminium Oval mast with S/S steel rigging and running rigging 

Spruce Boom 



Doyle Mainsail (1999) - 5 Seasons use 

Hathway Mainsail (year unknown)

Sobstad Mainsail (1987 - 4 Seasons use 

150 Genoa (year unknown)

Sobstad working jib (year unknown)

Sobstad Spinnaker (1987) - 4 Seasons use 

Deck Equipment 

x2 Lewmar 40st bronze winches 

1 Lewmar 30st bronze winch 



Mainsail cover 

Cockpit cushions (2013)

4 inch berth cushions



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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