Downeast design

Zurn Yacht design brings a touch of New England style with the Marblehead 22 yacht.

27 November 2017


The Marblehead 22 combines speed, stability, easibility, and charming look to ensure hours of pleasure on water whether single-handing or sailing with a crowd.

From the protected coves of Maine’s Downeast coastline to the unpredictable rips of Block Island’s shores, this modern-day classic make you feel right at home.

Discriminating sailors desire a perfect combination of new and old, they wish to find boats that are better than their rivals in build, quality, and timeless in appearance.

Meeting with the wishes of this particular client, Zurn Yacht Design launches the Marblehead 22 to enjoy the sea following the bespoke New England style, for Christmas 2017.


Zurn Yacht Design has built the high performance Marblehead 22, with an epoxy build. This model bears the classic lines and charm of a traditional wooden boat, without the upkeep.

Above the waterline, the Marblehead 22 appears as a true classic: a narrow beamed hull accented by a nearly plumb stem, sweeping sheer, counter transom, and varnished coaming boards.

Below the water she’s all performance. A fine entry gracefully transitions to a powerful mid-section that finishes with just enough rocker to bring the sea peacefully back together. The low centre of gravity and efficient lift of the bulb keel combined with the balanced spade rudder contribute to the Marblehead 22’s ability to effortlessly climb to weather.

The weather deck is open and uncluttered, featuring wide flat surfaces around the cockpit to comfortably accommodate several crew-members. Control lines from the North mainsail are all led to the middle of the cockpit where either the helmsman or crew can adjust the mainsheet, cunningham or outhaul (a.k.a. “snotter” to wishboom traditionalists).

The 45-pound Hall Spars™ carbon-fibre un-stayed rig is designed to work in unison with the sail to provide power in light air, while bending off to open the leach and reduce power and heeling force in the gusts, keeping the boat at an optimal heel angle for a smooth, comfortable, fast sailing experience. The 11’ 9” of usable cockpit space is nestled between lockers aft and a small cuddy forward used for stowing gear.

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