The Boat; "Mass Transit 105"

Yours for the Hour, Day or Week!

Here she be; peacefully at rest, standing tall, awaiting your command.

"Mass Transit 105" was built (of all places) in Wall Street, on a landfill in the shadows of the World Trade Center (1983-85) in downtown Manhattan, New York City, a site which has now become known as the "South Cove" at Battery Park City.     

She was custom designed by the late, renowned naval architect, Alan Gurney, to stringent American Bureau of Shipping standards and US Coast Guard rules and regulations demanded of vessels that would be used to carry passengers for hire in "exposed" waters of all oceans. 

With such successful ocean racers as "Great Britain l and ll, consecutive winners of the earlier Whitbread Round the World yacht races, and then later with the maxi, "Windward Passage" (that continued to set records and remained competitive for an unprecedented 15 years), Gurney helped pioneer the current trend of larger, planing, surfing hulls, with revolutionary thinking of lighter but beamier boats with lower freeboard and shallower draft, canoe bodies with skeg keels and rudders and minimum wetted surface area. "Mass Transit 105" was Gurney's last and largest sailboat to be built.