Although I have not been able to substantiate the claim, the Lanaverre Moth has been attributed to Christian Maury. Maury, who worked his entire career for Lucien Lanaverre is perhaps best known as the designer of the International 420 which is to this day widely used in High School and Collegiate sailing competitions.
Recently a Lanaverre Moth has popped up for sale in the Norfolk, Virginia area. What follows are photos of the Lanaverre Moth from that listing.
|Although the hull is true to form, this example has had a number of modifications to the rig and hardware.|
|Red (and other color) sails were quite the rage in the early 1960s and to a degree are making a come back. If you have a colored sail you need to stay at the head of the pack when racing since your position in the fleet will be obvious!|
|The over hanging edge of the decks might not pass the current Classic Moth sting test rule which demand no more than a one inch departure anywhere aft of the beginning of the centerboard trunk slot. Due to the boat's age a waver might be granted. Interested parties can contact the seller via this Craigslist ad: http://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/5051539341.html|