THE WORLD OF KNAPP BOATS
The Knapps certainly enjoyed living on the water and my discoveries of the various Knapp boats they either owned or sailed on over the decade I worked on the Knapp book are scattered all over the website going back to 2001. So with that in mind, this page is more or less a central link to all the Knapp boating pages that have appeared before along with a few new marine discoveries.
The full history of this legendary yacht and her succesors are in the links below
Photo courtesy of Dr. Jolie Harris
The Bootlegger Was A Utility Launch At The Knotts Island Estate In Currituck
No Telling What Boats Are In The Large 3 Slip Boathouse
As You Can See, The Boathouse Is Almost As Big As The Mansion Itself
ALTHOUGH HER HOME PORT WAS NY , I AM REASONABLY SURE La Mer WAS DOCKED IN NORTH CAROLINA TOO.
BUILT IN BOSTON IN 1917, THE 72 FOOT "LA MER", MAY OF BEEN THE LARGEST YACHT J. P. KNAPP OWNED.
I WOULD LOVE TO FIND A PHOTO & ALSO DISCOVER WHAT BECAME OF HER.
THE "LA MER" III , A 450 HP 46 MPH CRUISER
1927 SEA SLED SALES BROCHURE
J.P. in the LaMer III
One of the earliest ads "Miss Demure" appeared in. Dodi Knapp would commute from his Mastic Beach estate to NY City in her
The Ship That Brought Joseph F. Knapp Home In September 1891
THE PETREL WAS A 22 FOOT CAT THAT J P KEPT AT LARCHMONT YC IN THE 1890's