Anyone recognize this?

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  1. captcore
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    All,

    Does any one recognize this? I'm told its a "Holiday", built in Holland, but I can't find any information on these boats anywhere. Any one familiar or know where to look?

    Thanks

    Capt. Corey
     

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  2. PAR
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    It looks similar to the Junior Holiday 24, but the keel is wrong and the cabin front is also wrong, though these could have been modified or a model run change. Without more specifics about her dimensions it's hard to tell.

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  3. sonosail
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    I think most of the Holiday's were wood. (built at the van de Stadt yard mostly for export, - there were many versions, none of which look much like this boat.)
    To my eye, it looks very much like a Trintel II, also designed by VDS. (molded by Tylers and finished by Anne Wever. ) just a guess though.

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    cute little boat...not much foredeck room though...that would be a big downer...but with furling and maybe an electric winch...not so bad...
     
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    Most of the Harmony's were wood, though they started 'glass in the early 60's. I don't think the ports are right for the Trintel II and her stern isn't long enough to be the A model. It's damn hard to tell with one, unflattering view too.
     
  6. captcore
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    thanks

    Thanks for the replies. It's not a harmony, the guy and the marina told me it is a Holiday. Here are a couple builder plates, but I can't find any more information on these guys. Anybody know where else to look, or know of a good forum to try?

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  7. sonosail
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    I like trying to guess 'mystery' boats even though I'm wrong most of time, as I am, most likely, in this case.
    I BELIEVE that Holiday Yachts wasn't actually a builder, but rather a company that imported boats, mostly to the US. The most popular was the Junior Holiday, designed and built by E.G. van de Stadt, a designer that was just way ahead of his time. The logo on the plate you show does look similar to the Holiday sail insignia drawings.
    I have a van de Stadt book which doesn't talk much about the Holidays.
    If this, in fact, a VDS design, the one the looks the closest, is the Trinella 1A.
    But it really looks more like an American design, like some of the ones imported by Seafarer at about this same time.
    I'm hoping that someone who really knows about this stuff will come up with an answer.
    rb
     
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    Dutch mystery boat

    I've seen pictures of a Holiday 30 and it doesn't look anything like this boat.
    I'm going to take another wild guess.
    I think this is a Rhodes Swiftsure 33. (or variant) Most were keel/cb models but maybe they made a full keel version. They were imported by Seafarer and built at Amsterdam Shipyards, but maybe some were also imported by Holiday Yachts.
    I don't know how big this boat is, but they really do look similar.
     

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    Rhodes

    The boat looks to be in the 30-40 foot range. It does look alot like the rhodes, so maybe that's what it is.
     
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    if it's 33'1" LOD, I think I might know who designed it. Holiday was the name of hull #1 of one of Wirth Munroe's designs. Columbia built some, but I don't think that's a Columbia. There were several other builders early on before Columbia.
     
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    Anyone recognize this

    I have a holiday 30 on the coast of Maine. I have had it for 30 years. Haven't been able to find another in recent years. If anyone knows of one please reach out. Mine has been completely restored, great little boat.
     

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    A classic worth hanging on to.
    You probably know all this ..but..
    I think these were designed by E.G. van de Stadt, and built at his own yard, in Holland, primarily for export. (Americans were the only ones who could afford a yacht of this size in the 1950's) I know they sold a lot of the 24' version. I have a photo of one at the yard under construction which I haven't been able to find yet. I used to know a person who had one. His was single planked mahogany and fairly light weight. You really had to keep after it every season. No idea how many were sold in the US. After all these years there probably aren't too many left besides yours.
     
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    About 25 years ago I knew of about 3 others but I'm guessing they are long gone. I have re-planked, re-powered, new deck , transom, interior... the list goes on. After 30 years she is family:). Love to see your photo if you find it. Great boat, limited sail area due to 3/4 rig.
     

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    Holiday 30

    Ad from 'Yachting' July 1956. (the very first year according to vds archives).
    Having a hard time finding anything better on this model. Does the 30' have a spade rudder? These boats were so far ahead of their time!

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