Friday, October 22, 2010

Design 973 - 143' Coastal Freighter

Built by the Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York, this shallow draft ship was built to cover numerous ports on the West African coast. The vessel was designed with a continuous double bottom and constructed of steel.

Here's the outboard profile.

Note the deep propeller tunnels for draft reduction.

And here's a nice launch sequence.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 143'-0"
Beam 31'-0"
Draft 6'-0"
Cargo Capacity 275 Tons
Speed 9 knots

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tartan 27 - Design 1617

One of the most beloved designs to come from the boards of Sparkman & Stephens, the Tartan 27 was in production from 1961 until 1980 with hundreds of boats (around 700) delivered to happy owners. The original price was around $10,000 and by the end of the production run the price had risen to near $25,000.

Here are some study plans.

These boats are still readily available on the used boat market. They are a truly classic design and make a great family boat.

And finally the hull lines.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 27'-0"
LWL 21'-6"
Beam 8'-7"
Draft 3'-2" (board up), 6'-5" (board down)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Victoria of Strathearn - Design 2551

This beautiful 91' aluminum ketch was built by Camper & Nicholsons of England in 1989. Her interior was designed by Andrew Winch.

There is a generous social cockpit amidships and all sailing controls and steering takes place in the working cockpit aft. She was designed for world cruising.

Here are some study plans.

And a couple of interior shots.

Main Salon

Master Stateroom

The boat has since been renamed and is currently for sale.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 90'-7"
LWL 71'-10"
Beam 20'-8"
Draft 10'-0" (wing keel)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Design 54 - Landfall

This pretty yawl was designed in 1934 and built in Tasmania. One can easily see the influence of Dorade (design #7) and Stormy Weather (design #27) in her hull shape and how she fills the gap between these two early designs and Sonny (design #94) and Skylark (design #146), yet to be designed. Looking at the length/beam of these 5 designs, she's narrow; proportionally almost as narrow as Dorade.

Here are some study plans.

General Arrangement Plan

Sail Plan

And here's a nice article from the time. Double click for bigger view.

The boat is still actively sailed in and around Australia.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-0"
LWL 32'-9"
Beam 9'-9"
Draft 6'6"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Design 1830 - Windhound

Alexandria Ready for Scrap or Restoration - 2008

Here's a nice story of a boat that was saved by the bell. A couple of years ago we were contacted by the owner of Windhound (then called Alexandria) that his boat was on the hard and would be cut up for aluminum scrap in two weeks time unless we could help him find a buyer. We sent an appeal to our client list and the boat was purchased in time.

The new group of buyers then undertook a complete restoration. Here's the result.

Windhound Under Sail

Here's the general arrangement plan.

And the sail plan.

The boat is currently for sale. Please contact us for information or access the listing here.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-1"
LWL 32'-6"
Beam 11'-5"
Draft 6'-8"

2010 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Sparkman & Stephens Design/Brokerage Booth 2009

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is coming up quickly. Details as follows:

October 28-November 1, 2010

Prime Time Preview:
Thurs. Oct 28, 10am - 7pm
General Admission:
Fri. Oct 29, 10am - 7pm
Sat. Oct 30, 10am - 7pm
Sun. Oct 31, 10am - 7pm
Mon. Nov 1, 10am - 5pm

Sparkman & Stephens will again be located with our design/brokerage booth in the Superyacht Builders & Designers tent. Our booth number is 765.

We will also have the 126' Feadship Krisujen on display, located at dock FG, between the Superyacht Builders & Designers tent and the Swimming Hall of Fame.

Krisujen - Image by Billy Black

Please feel to inquire if you require complimentary tickets. We have a limited number and these will be treated on a first-come-first-serve basis. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Lauderdale.