Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sailing Yacht Tempest - Design 2142

Here's an absolute beauty of a boat: sailing yacht Tempest. Designed in 1974 for an experienced sailor as an offshore racing boat, she was built of aluminum by Palmer Johnson Yachts of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was designed to the be the largest yacht possible to rate within the 70-foot I.O.R. limit.

The boat was competitive from the get-go, finishing second boat-for-boat in the 1976 Bermuda Race right out of the box. The boat has had a very successful racing career. The boat held the Vineyard Race record for 20 years.

General Arrangement Plan - Original Configuration

The boat was completely refit in 2000 including installation of a carbon spar package and modifications to create a more cruising oriented interior layout. Recent race winnings include a bullet for the Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge in 2003.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 79'-6"
LWL 63'-0"
Beam 16'-11"
Draft 11'-9"
Sail Area 2,628 sq ft
Displacement 90,010 lbs
Ballast 40,000 lbs


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