Rhodes 19 Fleet

The Rhodes 19 is a 19 foot (6 m) long sailboat, designed by Philip Rhodes and originally manufactured by O’Day. Currently, the Rhodes 19 is built by Stuart Marine Corp. To date, approximately 3500 of the boats have been built. Available with either a fixed keel or with a retractable centerboard, it is used primarily as a day sailer or for one-design racing. All of the Courageous Rhodes 19s are fixed keel. The Rhodes 19 is still actively raced throughout the United States, with active fleets in many Massachusetts locations.

Technical Data

Overall length 19’2″
Waterline length 17’2″
Beam 7′
Draft 3’3″
Upwind Sail Area 175 ft2
Spinnaker area 190 ft2
Displacement 1325 lbs.
Cast Iron Keel 428 lbs.


J/80 Fleet

The fastest boat in our fleet, the J/80 provides high performance excitement with a 700 square foot asymmetric spinnaker. Her 1400 lb lead keel provides excellent stability whether you’re surfing down waves in the outer harbor, or out for an afternoon sail with family. Our J/80s allow members to participate in local PHRF racing, including the Wednesday evening series, with an instructor on board. The J/80 is the perfect boat for any sailor looking to take their skills to the next level!

Technical Data

Overall length 27′
Waterline length 22′
Beam 8′ 3″
Draft 5′
Masthead above DWL 37′ 6″
100% Sail Area 338 ft2
Spinnaker area 700 ft2
Displacement 2900 lbs
Lead keel 1400 lbs
Engine 3.5 hp outboard


Tartan 30

The Tartan 30 is a well respected cruiser, known for its sturdy construction and general seaworthiness. With a skeg-hung rudder and overbuilt hull, these boats are capable of some serious offshore sailing, and are truly in their element when the wind picks up. There’s room for everyone in the generous cockpit, and the tiller steering saves weight and complexity. The main cabin has ample headroom for most at 6′ 1″. Our example has been meticulously maintained, and features a recent diesel saildrive engine rather than the standard (and less reliable) Atomic 4.

Technical Data

Overall length 30′
Waterline length 24′ 3″
Beam 10′
Draft 5′
Sail Area 449 ft2
Displacement 8750 lbs.
Lead keel 3600 lbs.
Engine Diesel Saildrive


Pearson 34 | Watermark

The flagship of the Courageous cruising fleet, Watermark, is a Pearson 34. She represents a significant upgrade from our 30-footers in terms of interior space and headroom, while retaining the sailing characteristics of a smaller boat. Built for family or couples cruising, she has private V-berth forward, electric marine head, and a user-friendly galley with ample icebox for a multi-day cruise.

Technical Data

Overall length 34′
Waterline length 28′
Beam 11′
Draft 5′ 11″
Sail Area 550 ft2
Displacement 10500 lbs.
Lead keel 4250 lbs.
Engine Inboard Diesel


C&C 35 | Mojito

A capable cruiser and competitive racer, the C&C 35 III Mojito is the largest boat in our fleet. Mojito was built in 1984, and has been raced on Boston Harbor for the last few seasons. The C&C 35 III is known for her exceptional light air performance and pointing ability, within 40º of true wind. She is also a capable cruiser, with berths for up to 7.

Technical Data

Overall length 35′
Waterline length 28′
Beam 11′ 2″
Draft 6′ 1″
Sail Area 573 ft2
Displacement 10825 lbs.
Lead keel 4500 lbs.
Engine Inboard Diesel

Club 420 Fleet

The International 420 Class Dinghy is a monohull planing dinghy with centerboard, bermuda rig and center sheeting. It is designed for a crew of two. The name describes the overall length of the boat in centimeters (the boat is exactly 4.2 meters long). The International 420 was designed by Andre Cornu in the 1960s as a general purpose two sail, transom sheeted, non-trapeze dinghy, with modest easily handled sail plan. The hull’s seaworthyness and stability at speed proved to be better than most of its contemporaries, and this together with its modest sail area make it fun to sail in heavy weather and thus an excelent youth trainer, qualities that lead to its adoption for that role by the RYA in the mid 1970’s.

Technical Data

Overall length 13.90 ft (4.24 m)
Beam 5.50 ft (1.68 m)
Draft 2.95 ft (0.90 m)
Mainsail Area 79.65 ft2 (7.40m2)
Jib Area 30.14 ft2 (2.80m2)
Spinnaker Area 95.00 ft2 (8.83 m2)
Hull Weight 230 lb (104.33 kg)
Optimal Weight Range 220-300 lb (100-136 kg)


Laser Fleet

Thanks to the generosity of the Courageous Community, we acquired a fleet of 12 brand-new Lasers in 2010, complete with Full, Radial, and 4.7 Rigs. The International Laser Class sailboat, is a popular single-handed, one-design class of small sailing dinghy. The design, by Bruce Kirby, emphasizes simplicity and performance. Now manufactured by Laser Performance, the Laser is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. As of 2011, there are more than 250,000 boats worldwide. A commonly cited reason for its popularity is that it is robust, simple to rig and sail. The Laser also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.

Technical Data

Overall length 13.78 ft (4.2 m) laser line drawing
Beam 4.56 ft (1.39 m)
Draft 2.62 ft (0.80 m)
Full Rig Sail Area 75.99 ft2 (7.06m2)
Optimal Weight Range 160-190 lb (73-86 kg)
Radial Rig Sail Area 62 ft2 (5.76 m2)
Optimal Weight Range 121-159 lb (55-72 kg)
4.7 Rig Sail Area 50.59 ft2 (4.7 m2)
Optimal Weight Range 100-120 lb (45-54 kg)
Hull Weight 130 lb (58.97 kg)