56' Wishbone Ketch

Chanty was designed by Bruce King and built using cold-molded wood construction. We launched Chanty in 1994 after two years of construction. Her elegant lines, flawless construction, and unusual wish bone ketch rig led to a feature story in Yachting Magazine (with a cover shot), as well as WoodenBoat, Sailing, and the European magazine, Die Yacht.

Chanty’s owners gave us the following requirements: a boat that would sail well in the light winds of summer on the Chesapeake, a boat that would accommodate two couples in separate cabins, and a boat that would be a work of art.

Chanty has been maintained by ZMI every season since she was built, and continues to grace the waters of the Chesapeake.

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