Just done at the Center for Wooden Boat.
Any one know where I can pick up a Geary R boat for 12 grand?
Thanks for posting that. I have followed their progress for some time.
I believe that one of the big est coast brokerages has an 'R' for sale for somewhere around $150,000.00. They are lovely boats. I looked at one several years ago in Maine. The owner wanted a very reasonable price for it, but as you can see from that article, it's just a matter of time before you spend the rest to make it up to the $150,000 figure.
You see R-boats for sale every now and again in Our Sponsor's back pages. They still race R-boats in cleveland as well.
If you want to build an R-boat, I believe John G. Alden Naval Architects have R-boat plans available as stock designs. Other classes/designs as well. See web site for details.
They'll sell you the building licence and plans as they were originally drawn by John G. Alden's office, or they'll make suitable modifications—up-to-date interior, more modern construction (a cold-molded R-boat anyone?), engine, etc.—for, I assume, suitable renumeration.
BTW, as part of PIRATE's dedication this weekend, there's a retrospective of LE "Ted" Geary's designs at the Center for WoodenBoats. And, there will be quite a few of his famous vessels in residence. As of last night, the following vessels had arrived:
DANAE. Sweet little cruiser
BLUE PETER. One of his more beautiful 96-foot fantail motor yachts, sister to PRINCIPIA, ELECTRA, and CANIM.
RED JACKET. A beautiful, fast schooner built in 1920.
Other boats are on their way but have not yet arrived:
MALIBU. Another 100-foot fantail. Here's a [large] picture to whet your whistle:
Ditto for THEA FOSS, a 120-foot fantail yacht of steel:
And there's others.
Come on down!