Sept 14, 2017
We have reported previously on South Shore Marine’s International One Design build Zepher II. Apparently the first fibreglass IOD built in North America in the last 10 years, she has been sold and was recently delivered to her new home at the Manhattan Yacht Club. The club is based in Jersey City and the members race with the spectacular Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. SSM owner Shawn Mulrooney tells us the next boat will be under construction shortly, destined for the local Chester fleet, bringing their number to 13. The Chester Yacht Club will be hosting the North American IOD Nationals next summer and the IOD Worlds in 2020.
The IOD is not the only product of the South Shore Marine glass shop. The 17.5ft NorseBoat is also being built there. Recently, the newest version of the boat, which has been in production since 2004, was sea trialed in preparation for shipping to a customer in up-state New York.
The NorseBoat 17.5 has evolved over the years as company owner Kevin Jeffrey has adapted to customer feedback. This newest boat has internal ballast and a new more efficient rig which is very easy to set-up. SSM has already started on the next hull. All the NorseBoats are finished at Keith Nelder’s Big Pond Boat Shop in Martin’s River.
SSM 1 credit SSM
Zepher II credit MYC
Norseboat 1 credit K. Jeffrey
Norseboat 2 credit P. Nelder