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Adam Hayes' Resilience, a 1972 Yankee SOLD, Edgartown Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (updated October 1, 2015)  

September 2, 2015 - Adam advised Resilience has been sold to Cliff Dasco. Cliff is already a Dolphin owner (Abbie Burgess) and will be taking Resilience to Spruce Head, Maine. We'll stand by to hear from Cliff (minor edits) And on October 1, we did. Resilience is now at Spruce Head Island in Maine, and is being renamed Maya Elena. Click here to go there.


I wanted you to be aware that the Dolphin 24 “Resilience” (formally Tern) has been sold to Clifford Dacso.  Thank you for your support and all the pleasures of owning a Dolphin.

Cliff is very familiar with the Dolphin 24’s and is a great match for Resilience.


Fair Winds, and Calm Seas, Adam


July 27, 2015. Spoke with Adam today - still for sale.

June 28, 2015 Craigslist ad update http://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/5072864265.html

March 22, 2015 - Craigslist ad updated https://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/4879085966.html (expired)

December 13, 2014. Craigslist ad updated http://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/4785297100.html (expired)

October 1, 2014. Adam's going bigger and Resilience is FOR SALE. Here is his email and ad information (minor edits)


We’ve decided to go bigger!  Our beloved Dolphin 24 previously named “Tern” was sold to us from Fred Balfour June of 2011.  We have had endless pleasures sailing her May to December each year.  During the winter months we have had the luxury of putting her under a shed near my shop.  Each winter we have poured a lot of love and sweat, never mind money into the comprehensive restoration of our boat “Resilience”.

Late this summer we decided we wanted to move up to a larger boat.  We are only a week away from acquiring our next adventure on the water and would very much like to pass on “Resilience” to someone that can appreciate the vintage of the boat, the restoration work completed and the many added components now on the boat.

Today I launched an ad on Craigslist, this is the link http://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/4692613673.html

We would love to show her to anyone seriously interested and truly hope they can sail her home this fall…yes it comes with a trailer too.

I hope to hear back from you in hopes you can post our interests to sell our Dolphin 24 on the website. Thank you,


 S&S Dolphin 24 - $11750 (Martha's Vineyard)

Condition Excellent

Yankee Yachts built in 1972. This is a fully restored "Pocket Cruiser", sloop rigged sailboat. Dual axle trailer included

> Every paintable surface has been sanded and repainted including the mast, boom and engine. All teak has been stripped and received 10 coats of varnish.

> Mast is stepped on deck. New running rigging 2014, New Sperry 130% Genoa & Storm jib 2013; total of 4 headsails. Roller furler jib

> New fuel tank 2012. New Gusher hand and electric bilge pumps 2012.

> Autohelm connects to tiller.

> 35 gal fresh water tank with foot pump at sink. Original head removed, port-a-potty installed.

> Full galley seats five. Sleeps 4 (2 in forepeak & 2 in galley).

> Inboard 8HP Yanmar fully serviced and operational.

> All lights & electronics fully functional. New LED interior & exterior lights, 2-cigarette lighter connections for chargers or emergency light, VHF, GPS, depth sounder, knot meter, compass

> Bimini, 2 anchors, bumpers & dock lines. Custom stainless steel bump rail.

> Full lead keel, draws 2' 10" and 5' with centerboard down

Great day sailor and week long cruiser. This is a very dependable boat that has served us well as we've restored her over the last three years. We hope we can pass this classic boat onto someone that can appreciate her vintage, craft and design. The sale of this boat is based on our purchase of a larger sailboat



July 22, 2011 - Adam Hayes has checked in as the new owner of Tern. Here is his email, minor edit

Hi Ron,

The Tern has been moored in it's new home, the Edgartown harbor, as of yesterday afternoon after a 24 mile shake down cruise from Bucky Barlows. The trip truly wasn't long enough, although it was full of smiles and strong winds. My family and I look forward to further restoration of the Tern and many overnight sailing trips up and down the coast.


ps Many, many thanks to Fred Balfour. There were many stars aligned for my family and I during the purchase of the Tern, none more of an influence than hearing the confidence and experience Fred shared with me about the Tern. I can’t thank Fred enough for answering the many questions I had before the purchase, even more after committing to the purchase. I look forward to meeting Fred on deck, and in person, when he visits the Vineyard this August.

Click here to go to Tern's page




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