1953 18' Keel Condor 'Knock-about Sloop'
This nostalgic sloop was originally designed by A.M. Deering for Dunphy boats and built by local builder, Dude Assman, as part of a rental fleet of 5 sailboats he kept moored in Lake Geneva on buoys in front of Wrigley Dr. There were originally 3 options for this boat design. Dude built these boats with the center board design, but after a couple of seasons with novice sailors capsizing the vessels, Dude grew tired of rescuing them. He brought the whole fleet back into the shop and put full shoal draft lead keels under the boats. This made the boats impossible to capsize. These boats' sail insignia was a big red dot, reminiscent to a Japanese zero. This was so he could easily spot the rentals out sailing on the Geneva. Constructed out of 5/8" cedar hull over oak frames. The decks are teak with Douglas fir and mahogany. The mast, boom & club are made of Sitka spruce. Fully restored by Lars Bergersen, the hullsides from the waterline up are done in Awlgrip & the bottom in Hard Racing copper bronze. No motor on this little sweetheart. Includes brand-new, never used, custom UK Halsey sails.Beam 6'4", Draft 2'4", Length 18'