ESMERALDE was Bruce's
third boat, a 1982
Whistler 32 designed by
and built by the late Cro Fox at Able Marine
in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Her prototype was
featured in Ferenc Mate's first volume of "The
World's Best Sailboats." Able is no
longer in business, but the folks at
Morris Yachts in
Bass Harbor, Maine purchased the assets of the
company and build a terrific boat. It's worth
a trip to their web site.
He/we (the boat and
the dog pre-date Dorsey) owned her for twelve
terrific years. During that time he took a
boat that was a little tired and worn and turned her
into a bit of a showpiece. It was a
monumental amount of maintenance. A very special little
boat, no question.
Dorsey cried for weeks when
Bruce announced in September 2004 that she would be
Here are a few shots to remind us of her
traditional handsome beauty. We hope her next
owners get as much joy from her as we did.