View Full Version : Harrison Ford's sailboat in "What Lies Beneath?"

08-02-2000, 12:41 PM
So I saw "What Lies Beneath" last night (scarry) and fell in love with Harrison Ford's Sailboat... It was a great looking mahogany and navy blue double ender... even trailerable. Can anyone tell me where I can get plans for this type of boat... What is it called... Advantages... Disadvantages... Building technique... etc... Beautiful boat. Would love to build one. Thanks.

Mark Shipman
08-02-2000, 05:11 PM

I'm with you. The boat was gorgeous and when I got home I started looking through WoodenBoat to find one like it. I think it is the Lightning, WoodenBoat issues 153, 154 & 155 explain in a three part series how to build one.

08-03-2000, 06:54 AM
I havn't see the flick, but a Lightning isn't a double ender. Lightnings have a transom.
Is the movie, itself, worth seeing? Other than for the boat, and of course Michelle Pfieffer.

08-04-2000, 09:07 AM
Haven't seen the movie yet so I can't offer any advice on teh make of the boat. HOWEVER, had I known "What Lies Beneath" in the man-made lake that I used to sail my Lightning on, I probably wouldn't have struck a friggin' rail road track with it! It was not a good day.


08-10-2000, 09:55 AM
I saw the movie it wasn't to bad, but the boat was very nice! Didn't the boat resemble a 16'n Haven 12 1/2 class thats in the thirty wooden boat catalog?

08-10-2000, 12:50 PM
The Haven is another transom stern boat.

08-10-2000, 12:59 PM
I found a couple of plans that resemble the double ender very closely... The 23'centerboard sloop, Woodenboat plan #400-128 and the 22' Fox Island Class Sloop Woodenboat Plan #400-101, both by Joel White... Anyone built either of these before? Thanks, Steve

david m
08-19-2000, 11:27 AM
I haven't seen the movie either, but I have seen a Fox Island 22 and fell in love with it. Anyone out there with info to pass on about this boat?

Gary Bergman
08-19-2000, 05:50 PM
Haven't seen the flick either, mebbee a Sakonnet 23?

john l
11-04-2000, 06:11 PM
That boat is gorgeous. I have tried to identify it also. It is not the fox island class. The skeer line is straigter than many classic boats. I would guess that it is 17-19 feet long. It has classic detailing and deck jointery with lotts of varnish. It could be a canadian or british design, and then again perhaps some olin stephens or rhodes one or one-off design. I would date its design to the 50's. I can't wait to find out. Perhaps we should write to harison ford.

S. Russell
11-04-2000, 10:00 PM
According to a gentleman calling himself Rose (perhaps it's a gentlewoman?)and writing in the Misc. section the boat in the movie is a 23 ft. Tofinou. The boat was apparently supplied by Rodger's Yacht Sales who have a website noted in the reply. Don't know if this is true but the person wrote with authority!

Michel JAN
11-05-2000, 03:09 AM
There is a french Day boat called Tofinou, from Latitude 46, first built in 1987.She is open, old style, inboard diesel engine.L 7m, WL 5,5m, Sail 25sm. Blue dark hull & teck