Seeking info on this 12' Fiberglass Proa w/ Barefoot 12 sail insignia

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by s/v JESTER, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. s/v JESTER
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    s/v JESTER Junior Member

    Here is another one ... Can anyone offer any information on manufacturer or model?

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    Close-up of sail insignia & sail maker's label;

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    We can find no HIN nor Manufacturer's plate.

    *AJ*
     
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    Mystery Solved ~ Barefoot 12 Outrigger

    Barefoot 12 Outrigger ~

    I received B&W copies from Dick Medve in Hawaii, co-owner designer for Barefoot Enterprises who produced the 'High Performance Sailing Outrigger Barefoot 12'.

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    We are currently exchanging information, however, the story goes ... In 1960(s) the boat was produced to compete in price with the then new, Hobie 14 catamaran. In 1970(s), a small fleet was shipped to Walt Disney World Florida to be sailed off the beach for the opening celebration of the Polynesian Resort. Each boat had a very distinctive 'Tiki' mask affixed to the bow, carying the Outrigger theme and the hulls were available in 6 custom colors.
     
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