Little Vigilant

May 10, 2013


Little Vigilant

70′ Steel-Hulled Motor Sailor

Little Vigilant, a 70 ft. steel-hulled motor sailor, was built by Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany. Launched in 1950, she has the lines of a classic Maine sardine carrier but her interior, rig and deck layout were designed for cruising. For 13 years, she said the Black Sea, Greek Isles, Scandinavia and the inland waterways of Europe. Her New England charm received admiration at every port. Then this beautiful boat was sold and put in a shed for over forty years.

In 2005, her new owner shipped her to the US for a complete restoration. Towed up from New York to the Fairhaven Shipyard, call!” NorEast Marine oversaw the complete job including the interior carpentry. As is their way, NorEast called in various sub-con-tractors. “They connected me with really good subs and I appreciated the freedom to work with other people directly without any upcharge,” says Rich Armstong, owner of Little Vigilant. “NorEast made this restoration a fun experience for me. They wanted her to be a showcase and she is!”


NorEast Marine Systems LLC  •  1 Adams Street Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA 02719   •  (508) 994-1781

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