Friday, December 3, 2010

Design 2625 - Sleighride

This minimalist daysailer was built in a joint venture between Eric Goetz of Bristol, Rhode Island (composite work) and Robert E. Derecktor of Mamaroneck, New York (joinery and systems). The boat was launched in 1996.

The design brief was for maximum speed. She is constructed of carbon pre-preg skins over a balsa core in the hull and deck for a total weight of 32,500 lbs. The structural bulkheads are also carbon pre-preg over Nomex core. The joinery is also built with weight savings in mind with thin aircraft plywood skins applied to a Nomex core.

Outside ballast weight is 8,570 lbs with an additional 10,500 lbs of movable water ballast. The rig is carbon of course as is the spade rudder and even the keel foil is fabricated of carbon.

The boat regularly sails in the mid-high 20 knot regime.

Here's the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 77'-3"
LWL 70'-10"
Beam 18'-4"
Draft 11'-9"

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