Monday, December 6, 2010

Sailing Yacht Odyssey - Design 155

Here is another fine yacht built by the Henry Nevins yard of City Island, New York. She is an 88'-7" yawl launched in 1938. In 1942 the U.S. Navy acquired her and renamed her Saluda, and she remained in service for 36 years. She was used for radar and sonar testing over her career.

In 1978 she was retired, declared surplus and was obtained by the Mount Rainier Council of Boy Scouts and has been used ever since as a training vessel for Sea Scouts. Her original name has been restored.

Here are the plans.

And an article from Yachting Magazine. Please double-click for bigger view.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 88'-7"
LWL 62'-0"
Beam 18'-0"
Draft 10'-8"
Displacement 90 Tons


  1. I sail this boat on a weekly basis, she is such a treasure, sails like a champ.

  2. I've had the pleasure of sailing on her five times for a week each time, and she stole my heart after the first day. We raced informally against the HMCS Oriole - a Royal Canadian Navy training vessel - in brisk weather and kicked their heiny;) Sailing up to Princess Louisa Inlet on her was wonderful.

  3. She is still sailing with the Sea Scouts in Tacoma Washington. Check out the web site. Generations of kids have learned to sail on her and still love her.