MARILEE was the fist of two NY40s to be launched after the First World War. Her deck furniture design and configuration is unlike that of any other forty. While the earlier forties were designed with a sliding hatch at the front edge of the cockpit, MARILEE’s entrance to the interior is through a more centrally located custom coach house. This sits in between two large butterfly hatches. The arrangement allows for a much brighter interior than the earlier designs, and gives MARILEE a very distinct silhouette from afar.
SAIL NUMBER NY50—
MARILEE’s original New York Yacht Club number has no relation to the Herreshoff NY50 class. The number is simply a continuation of earlier NYYC issued one design class sail numbers. Of the existing forties, NY48 (CHINOOK), NY49 (ROWDY), NY50 (MARILEE), and NY51 (RUGOSA) are all still actively racing.
Year Launched: 1926
Draft: 8' 2"
Rig: Gaff sloop
Sail Area: 2,100 ft2
Current Ownership: MARILEE NY40 Racing LLC.