Monday, June 21, 2010

75m Three-Masted Schooner

Throughout the venerable eighty-year history of Sparkman & Stephens, less than a dozen yachts have been designed with a schooner rig; however, those that have been have led illustrious lives - such as Brilliant, So Fong, and Santana.

A desire for ease of handling directed most clients to sloops, ketches and yawls. Today, modern technology allows a schooner rig to be handled as easily as a sloop. Computer-controlled furling booms, hydraulic roller furling head, fisherman sails, and lightweight spars contribute to the ease of operating the intricate set of sails inherent in the schooner rig.

Below decks, S&S has designed a layout that will accommodate ten guests in five staterooms. Two of the staterooms are fitted with queen berths and two with convertible sliding twin beds. The owner's stateroom has a dedicated staircase leading down from the main deck as well as his and her bathrooms. A hidden crew entrance from the lazarette, allows the cabin to be serviced without disturbing the owner or guests.

Located amidships is a two-tier engine room which houses the diesel-electric propulsion system, along with the rest of the ship's machinery. The brains of the system, including all electronic components, are located in a dedicated control room which has 270-degree views of the machinery space. All systems can be centrally monitored and managed from this climate controlled and sound-proof space. Much of the electronic equipment is mimicked in the fully appointed wheelhouse, allowing observation and management from multiple locations.

A full beam mail salon affords picturesque views from large deckhouse windows. Leading further aft to port is a quaint sitting area and guest office; to starboard, the owner's private office. A small service pantry is located at the aft end of the house for crew convenience when dining al fresco on the main desk. Additional al fresco dining is situated on the flybridge deck along with outdoor cooking facilities.

Length Overall: 247'-0"
Length Waterline: 192'-0"
Beam: 39'-10"
Draft, Daggerboard Up/Down" 15'-0"/24'-7"
Displacement: 834 LT

1 comment:

  1. This is a great vessel. I believe it to be practical. These rigs have gotten so tall they cannot clear the Golden Gate and Bridge of the America. Owners have forgotten the joy and art of cruising.