Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Huntington Class (26' Cold-Molded Sloop)

Originally designed by S&S and build in Long Island in 1947, this one-design class filled the gap between small open racing classes active at the time and larger racing-cruising yachts on Long Island Sound. As a June 1947 article in Yachting magazine noted, this little sailboat "will make not only for a fine racing class but also day sailer and overnight cruiser. It will be a boat for the whole family to enjoy."

In this new iteration, the design team at S&S has maintained the classic club racer styling and hull lines, with light displacement and low wetted surface, making it a speedy one-design class. Two alternatives are offered for the underwater appendages - the original full keel and attached rudder for the traditionalist, or a new fit keel and spade rudder configuration for the more competitive club racer. Construction method and scantlings have been updated for cold-molded construction, allowing the aesthetic appeal of exposed laminated wood beams below decks to add character throughout the cabin. Below deck, this club racer can accommodate two people for an overnight stay.

The sail plan is manageable by a crew of two while racing or cruising. Optional symmetrical and assymmetical spinnaker gear also allows the owner to expand the sail inventory to his own comfort level. Deck hardware is kept to a minimum and optional teak trim on the toe rail and deckhouse make maintenance a breeze.

Length Overall: 26'-0"
Length Waterline: 21'-3"
Beam: 7'-0"
Draft: 4'-7"
Sail Area: 340 sq ft
Displacement: 4,740 lbs

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