Friday, September 10, 2010

Alsumar - Design 26


How great is this photograph? With reduced sail plan the boat is just chugging along nicely. I like the guy in the slicker standing to leeward of the deckhouse.

Looking at the general arrangement, for a boat built in 1935 the boat has a fairly modern layout. Note the engine room! How nice that would be to have on a boat of this size.


Here's an article from Yachting magazine. Double click for a larger image.


Please note the shallow draft of this boat at 5'-10" with the centerboard up. I also like the description of the doghouse: transom berth on one side and chart table on the other. This would make a great cruising boat.

The article makes mention of a "Nevins windlass". If you've never seen one of these here's a shot I took aboard Brilliant. It's a pretty robust looking affair.


A little bit about her history: She was built by Jacobsen & Peterson of Brooklyn, New York for a New York family. The boat's name was derived form the names of the three daughters, Alexis, Susan and Mary. The boat was purchased prior to World War II by the Secretary of the Air Force and renamed Gulf Stream. During the war the boat was commissioned by the Navy and sailed around the Gulf of Mexico searching for submarines.

Eventually the boat was left to languish until she was purchased by her current owners in 1991. The boat was completely restored with over 5 years and 30,000 hours of labor and is in mint condition. She is cruised extensively.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 70'-8"
LWL 50'-0"
Beam 15'-9"
Draft 5'-10"

4 comments:

  1. what a beauty! my partner, gary kirk restored an old classic sns cutter. she was the Aweigh, sister to Dorade and Stormy Weather. He sold her in 1984 or 1985 out of San Francisco. Any info on her?

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  2. This boat/yawl is sure a beauty! Great to know that she is sailing. My great grandfather and grandfather, along with other family members helped build this great boat.

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  3. IT WAS WONDERFULL ACTUALLY HAVING OLIN, VISIT US
    ON ALSUMAR, AND SIGN OUR LOG BOOK, VICKY AND TED DAVIS

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  4. ALSUMAR HAS BEEN A JOY TO OWN FOR MY FAMILY FOR
    OVER THE 40 K MILES WE HAVE SAILED HER FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE
    2007 TRANPAC, WE HAVE CARED FOR HER AND ENJOYED
    THE WIND IN HER SAILS RACING THE PACIFIC COAST.
    LINE FROM MEXICO, HAWAII, AND ESPECIALLY THE GATHERINGS AT THE MC NISH, IN OXNARD CALIF. IN WHICH SHE HOLDS THE RECORD FOR FASTEST BOAT TO COMPLETE THE COURSE, AGAINST, BURRUNA, AND ORIENT.. WHAT A GREAT TIME FOR ALL THAT HAVE SAILED THE SEA'S ON OUR BEAUTY. VICKY AND TED DAVIS, ALSUMAR34@AOL.COM

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