Friday, August 27, 2010

Yankee - Design 1278

If there ever was a design that can be described as having a colorful and famous history it is Yankee. Designed for world-wide cruising, but in particular cruising the canal systems of Europe, she is the subject of numerous books, articles and videos.

Sail Plan

Built for Irving Johnson, a retired professional sailor, the boat was built of Corten steel for strength and twin centerboards for shallow draft and was specifically designed to allow the owner to "beach" the boat without injury to her. With the masts stepped on deck an ingenious tabernacle system allows the owner to single-handedly raise and lower the sailplan himself. At least 8 boats were built to this design.

General Arrangement

The boat is currently on the brokerage market. Click here for the full listing.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-7"
LWL 42'-6"
Beam 15'-4"
Draft 4'-0"
Sail Area 1,323 sq ft

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