46' Fellows and Stewart Yachtfisher

46' Fellows and Stewart Yachtfisher

The yacht, Ida May (ex-Ida M., Ruth L. and Nada III) is a 1926 Sport fish which has been totally restored to original. It was once owned by Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team, amongst other wealthy and famous Americans of a bygone era. It is considered one of the oldest and fastest sport fishers reaching speeds in excess of 35 knots. The yacht was triple planked at a time when most boats were single or double planked. 

This boat a very rare example of how America's wealthiest men spent their social hours. A multitude of celebrities and dignitaries have honored her decks: President Hoover, Mae West, Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Joe Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Orson Wells, Babe Ruth, Zane Gray, and Howard Hughes, amongst many others. This is a one of a kind vessel with no expense spared in materials and craftsmanship. She was considered the most expensive built sport fisher yacht in 1926. The Ida May is an important piece of maritime and sport fishing history and was nominated as a "Vessel of Historic Interest" by the State of California and also listed in The National Park Service, Department of Interior as a "Historic Ship to Visit".

She is rich in Sport Fishing History and is now available for the first time in over a decade. 

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name
Builder: Hugh Hanelman
Designer: Willard Van Brunt
LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: not operational
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Additional Information

Designer: Willard Van Brunt (First Owner) and Hugh Angelman
  Builder: Hugh Angelman / Wilmington Boat Works / Fellows and Stewart
        Vessel Type: Yacht (Sportfisher)
  Year: 1926
  Location Built: Wilmington, California
  L.O.A.: 46'Beam: 11' 6''Draft: 3'Gross Tons: 20
  Material: Mahogany on two layers of diagonal cedar (Triple Planked)
  Thickness (skin) : 7/8'' Frame, Size & Spacing: 7/8'' x 2 1/8''                                              
   Fastenings: BronzeMachinery: Deere Marine Engines planned
  Fuel Tanks: 3 Stainless Steel (500 gallons)Rudder: Twin Bronze
Prop: Twin Bronze
  Sleeps: Six; can accommodate twenty people.
  Original Cost: $120,000 in 1926

History of IDA MAY
A History of The Ida May, 1926 
previous Ruth L. & Nada III
  A Historic Classic Wooden 46' Motoryacht, and One-of-a-kind

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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.