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1934 Eldredge-McInnis Sloop

Newcastle, Maine


Located in Newcastle, Maine. A handsome, well proportioned sloop designed by Eldredge-McInnis Inc. of Boston, and built by L.I. Snow, Rockland Maine in 1934. Often perceived as being a Herreshoff design, and indeed there are documented and structural influences from Nathanael Herreshoff classics in these yachts. With a sweet sheerline and a slightly elevated bow she's ideal for coastal New England waters.  Easy to handle and the perfect day sailer or coastal cruiser for two or three crew. Miwarawa has been meticulously upgraded, and maintained by present owner since 1973. Substantial rebuild from 1998-2003 at Riverside Boat Yard, Newcastle, Maine. 25 HP Universal diesel (2003). Main and jib sails. Sitka spruce spars. Oak keel, stem, framing, floors and deck beams. Cedar planking fastened with Everdur silicon-bronze screws.  

Miwarawa differs with positive outcome in both sailing ability and stability from most if not all 26 Eldredge-McInnis sloops in having a three foot bow sprit (very competitive in her class for Wednesday evening races) and a lead keel (with bronze keel bolts). Also a quarter berth on the port side was added, however original interior joinery (pine with mahogany trim) has been retained. She has fresh paint topsides and has also recently varnished. The owner is especially motivated to see that MIwarawa is sold to someone that will care for as much as he has and offers are encouraged.

There is no trailer

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Miwarawa
Make: Eldredge-McInnis
Model: Sloop
Year: 1934
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 26 ft
Length Overall: 25'10 ft
Waterline Length: 20'11 ft
Beam: 8'4 ft
Min Draft: 3'6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2003
  • Engine Hours: 135


Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers, Antique and Classics


Howard Taylor
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809

Construction and rebuild history.

Originally constructed  by L.I. Snow Rockland Maine in 1934, to Eldredge-McInnes design. Past and present owners have refurbished her through her lifetime. Miwarawa has been meticulously upgraded, maintained and owned by the current owner since 1973.  Most substantial and complete rebuild made from 1998-2003 at Riverside Boat Yard, Newcastle Maine. Oak keel, stem, framing, floors and deck beams. Cedar planking. Transom: varnished mahogany. Everdur silicon-bronze fastenings.  Pine and cedar deck. Has fresh white paint topsides, gold painted cove stripe, red bottom paint. Sitka spruce spars also varnished this season. Lead keel with bronze keelbolts. Teak handrails. Large, comfortable cockpit painted grey with starboard side lazerette and inspection ports for engine and steering gear inspections.

Accommodations and layout below

Below decks, Miwarana sleeps two to three in full length settees port and starboard in main cabin, and quarter berth aft to port. The forepeak provides a stowage area for sails, luggage and gear with shelving outboard. There are two cubbies forward, and ambient light and ventilation below provided by two hatches and a total of eight bronze framed opening ports (all with screens). The marine head (with holding tank) is just abaft the mast. Settees port and starboard with shelving outboard (mahogany fiddles) and some stowage beneath settees. Royal blue cushions. Aft in main cabin to starboard is a sink with hand pump and ice box, and stowage beneath sink. Engine access is available by removal of companionway steps. Port of the companionway is a hanging locker and quarterberth. An adjustable bronze vent is to port of the companionway. Painted fir cabin sole. Interior painted white with varnished ceilings.

Deck and sundry equipment.

20lb CQR anchor with chain rode.

Yachtsman anchor with chain rode and nylon leader

Danforth anchor.

Bronze cleats and teak chocks.

Teak boat hook.

Fenders and docklines.



12 volt battery, bilge pump, cabin light, anchor and running lights.

Engine and mechanical.

25 HP Universal diesel engine (135 hours), installed 2003. Engine access is excellent via hatch in cockpit and from the companionway. Tiller steering, two bladed bronze propeller.

Sails & Rigging

Sails well and able. Main (Port Sails) and jib (Halsey) sails in good condition, having been cleaned and stored professionally. Sail covers.The bowsprit gives enables a fuller jib to be utilized that can make all the difference in summertime light wind. Varnished Sitka spruce mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging with bronze turnbuckles. Teak bowsprit (which may be unique to this design), bronze main and jib travelers. Wooden and bronze blocks. Bronze winch on cabin roof.

Additional comments

Miwarana is an attractive classic coastal cruiser. A sweet day sailor that has also capably sailed the New England coast, her moderate draft enabling her to gunkhole in many coves and bays. The present owner and family have sailed Miwarana downeast to cruise mid Maine several times.

Note: Recent photographs (September 2015) are of Miwarana unstepped in storage. Booms are being varnished and bottom prep'ed. Sailing photos are from the late 1970s. Her history includes several rebuilds, notably 2003, however her sailing abilities remain timeless.

Historical note: Walter McInnis and L. Francis Herreshoff were good friends and colleagues. Eldredge-McInnis Inc are noted for designing and building many well proportioned sailing craft. McInnis was a noted designer of motorsailers, fishing vessels, USCG patrol boats and during US prohibition: rumrunners. It is said his Rum-runners were always a little faster than the Federal boats he built.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Please call Howard Taylor at 860 884 9924 to schedule a viewing. Thank you

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