18355 General Puller Hywy / PO Box 388 / Deltaville, Va 23043 - Phone (804) 776-9898|info@dycboat.com

1980 Herreshoff Diddikai

Solomons, US

$4,000 price reduction. BRING OFFERS! "Carrie L" was built in Solomons, Maryland by Zahniser’s Yachting Center. The hull and sail plan of Carrie L are unchanged from the original L. Francis Herreshoff design for Diddikai. A lean but powerful double ender, she is of the same family as Herreshoff’s Dulcinea and the lighter displacement Rosinzante, all intended to sail fast and handle well in a wide variety of conditions. The modifications to the original design include a lengthened cabin trunk that trades deck space for more room below, a different forward hatch taken from another Herreshoff design, a newer rigging plan that incorporated more modern fittings and a slant toward high performance sailing. Carrie L has been maintained by Zahniser’s Yachting Center since she was built and is in very good condition. Full construction plans available to the new owners of Carrie L as well as all service records.   Your accommodations include a berth forward to port and a second berth forward to starboard. The head is aft to port with storage opposite. The main cabin has port and starboard settees. A drop leaf table is in the cabin for dining. The head room in the cabin is 6′ 3" to accommodate your tallest sailors.

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Basic Boat Info

Price: $72,000.00
Boat Name: "Carrie L"
Make: Herreshoff
Model: Diddikai
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood


Nominal Length: 36 ft
Length At Water Line: 31 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft 5 in
Beam: 8 ft 9 in
Drive Up: 4 ft 9 in

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
Engine 1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30F
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
Total Engine Power: 30hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Boat Class: Cruisers


Cori Williams
Chesapeake Yacht Sales
Tel: 804-776-9898
Fax: 804-776-6998


P.O. Box 388
18355 General Puller Highway
Deltaville VA US, 23043
  • Stateroom 1 Sleeps 2
  • Stateroom 2 Sleeps 2
  • Settee's Each Sleep 1
  • 3 Burner Propane Stove With Oven
  • Ice Box 
  • Pressurized Hot and Cold Water System
  • Galley Is To Port
  • 2017 Installed New Propane System For Stove and Heater With A Sensing System
  • Autohelm 2000 Autopilot
  • Datamarine Digital Depth Sounder
  • Compass
  • Datamarine Digital Knotmeter
  • VHF Radio
  • Windex
  • Stereo
  • 30 AMP Shore Power
  • 2 New Batteries
  • Parallel Switch
  • Shore Power Cable
  • 12V System
  • CQR 35# Anchor with Approximately 10' X 7/16" SS Chain & Approximately 150' 5/8" Nylon 3 Strand Rode
  • Danforth Anchor
  • Dodger
  • Windlass
  • Fenders & Lines
  • Bow Pulpit & Rails
  • Side Stanchions with Lifelines
  • Mooring Cover
  • Teak Deck
  • USCG Safety Equipment
  • Navigation Lights
  • Spreader Lights
  • Swim Ladder
  • Bronze Opening Portholes
  • Hull Awlgrip in 2016, Cost Over $18,000.00
  • Cabin Top & Cockpit Painted Nov 2016, Cost $6,000.00
  • New Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Alternate Bilge Pump
  • High Water Alarm 
  • Cockpit Controls
  • Tiller Steering
  • Bronze Prop
  • Dickinson Chesapeake Diesel Cabin Heater 
  • Fresh Water Cooled Yanmar 3YM30 Diesel Engine with Transmission Installed new in 2006. Including new prop, shaft, exhaust riser, muffler etc.
  • Engine Fuel Shut Off Valve
  • Engine Alarm
  • Emergency Engine Stop
Sails and Rigging
  • Equipped As A Cruiser
  • Whisker Pole
  • Boom Vang
  • Standing Rigging
  • Roller Furling #1 Genoa, Dacron. New In 2008
  • New Head Sail with Roller Reefing
  • Main Sail
  • Aluminum Keel Stepped Spar
  • 6 Winches (1 Self Tailing)
  • #2 Genoa
  • Mizzen
  • Oak Mast
  • Running Rigging Replaced in 2015
Disclaimer The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Listing Title Price just reduced