(This is one of a number of sailboats distributed by O'Day but built by other manufacturers.)
The Flatfish was one of a number of models from British boatbuilder Fairey Craft that
was sold in the U.S. by O'Day. It was designed by Nat Herreshoff in 1915, and
redesigned by Joel White in the 1980's. He reduced the keel depth and added a
Some advertising copy about the Flatfish: "The FLATFISH Fairey Marine's marvelous
new modified mahogany, tunnel prop (which permits shallow water operating and
launching). 18-foot semi-docked launch. 8 - 12 h.p. inboard engine. 10 - 12 m.p.h.
$1619.00 Complete with engine, $1135.00 w/out engine. F.O.B. (duty paid) Boxton.".
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Advertising that featured the Flatfish
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