Length or LOA: 42 foot
Beam or width: 10 foot
Cruising speed: 5 to 7 knots
Maximum Speed : 9 knots
Engine: Perkins Diesel 6.3544 140 HP
Builder: B.W. Rands Boat Shop in Boothbay, Maine.
Designer: Sam Crocker and Benjamin Rand.
Guest or maximum Passenger number: 6
Temma was launched in 1928 as Priscilla in Boothbay Maine at B.W. Rands Boat shop for the Teel family from Boston.
The year before Rand had built a Sam Crocker Design raised deck motor yacht called Sumjoy, he liked her shape and interior layout but decided she could be improved upon, so he simply borrowed the moulds from the Sumjoy build, spaced them out a little further, tweaked the stem, forgot about the raised deck and instead opted for a long cabin top. This gave her a very pleasing sheer, with just the right amount of tumblehome and a sweet stem.
She was built long, skinny, heavy and deep. This meant she only required modest power and little fuel to push her along at displacement speed. Going fast was never built into her DNA. We like this most about her. Seeing more in style is what she does best.
She was owned by a few other families who all loved and maintained her to the best standards, none more so than her previous owners, the Lowerys. All her owners have understood that they are simply caretakers with a simple goal of ensuring Temma continues to brighten up the harbors she cruises.