Gloria of Hobart
Through passionate attention to detail, while being faithful to the original drawings, decades of perseverance led to the creation of this elegant modern build of L. Francis Herreshoff’s Mobjack, design # 63 of 1935.
Built with the highest integrity by Wilson Brothers of Cygnet, the plans were updated to discretely incorporate modern amenities in a cold-molded hull, also, to subtlety up-rate the original specifications for local conditions.
Maintaining the genius of L. Francis Herreshoffs design took much trial and error but the result is a clean, classic profile with the original artistry.
Gloria was built to incorporate wherever possible, original design LFH bronze fittings and fastenings, most crafted locally.
Under sail Gloria is a joy and easily handled. The quiet resonance of wind and water heard through her wooden hull and masts is a particular joy. After many years in the water, the quality of the construction ensures only the smell of the Tasmanian timbers below, which is an ongoing pleasure for the owners.