Saturday, November 13, 2010

Brilliant - Design 12


Here's a nice shot of Brilliant at her home port, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Looking for Escort - Design 334


We are trying to locate Escort, the 41' launch built by Nevins in 1940 for William Strawbridge. Her home port was Northeast Harbor of Mount Desert Island, Maine. She was commandeered by the Navy during World War II. After the war she was purchased by Briggs Cunningham and made her home port in Southport, Connecticut.

We have a client who would like to find her for potential purchase although we have a hunch she is no longer in existence. Please contact us if you have any information. Thank you.

P.S. The manager of Pequot Yacht Club of Southport, Connecticut sent us this link to You Tube which shows a bit of Escort. The Blue Jay segment is of interest as well. Click here to access.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Design 236 - Tugboat Kit Jones

Launch Day

This boat is a little unusual as it was not built by a shipyard but by the ship operators themselves, in their own back yard. The boat was built in 1939 on Sapeloe Island off the coast of Georgia. The boat was designed to ultimately transport men and materials from the mainland to the island with an occasional coastwise trip as far south as Jacksonville, Florida.

Local timbers were used in her construction, primarily longleaf yellow pine. The planking varies from 2" to 2.5" thick. The boat was powered by a single 4-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse diesel generating 100hp at 400rpm.


The aft deck was designed to be large enough to carry a truck or motorcar. Crew accommodations were for four. Upon review of the accommodations plan you will note that the galley is adjacent to a fairly generous "owner's cabin" and food could be directly served to the buffet. The boat was apparently used often for weekend fishing trips with friends.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 60'-4"
LWL 56'-0"
Beam 16'-0"
Draft 4'-6"

Design 955 - S&S Catboat


Here's a very unusual design, being a catboat. It's one of very few catboat designs in our archives. It's a nice looking design. It was designed for a Mr. Becker of Brooklyn, New York and built in 1951 at Freeport Point Shipyard in Long Island. Her home port was Shelter Island. Note the location of the wheel steerer.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 23'-11"
LWL 19'-9"
Beam 9'-10"
Draft 2'-6"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Design 2721 - Anna


Yesterday I caught this image of Anna sitting in Center Harbor (Brooklin, ME). Apparently her owner delivered her by himself to Brooklin Boat Yard for winter hauling in 30-40 knots of wind. That's some pretty fancy footwork considering she is 56' overall, has a traditionally hanked on headsail and conventional slab reefing on the main all with manual winches.

Here's a nice interior shot.

Image Courtesy Alison Langley

New Update on Design #2758 - 25' Center Console


Yesterday we visited Brooklin Boat Yard to see the progress on the 25' center console runabout under construction there. The boat is coming along nicely. Sea trials are scheduled for late December (brrr).

Wiring Harness at Panel

Drive Line

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grand Banks 47 Classic - Design 2697


Here's the Grand Banks 47 Classic. The boat distinctly retains the styling of the older 42 Classic but is designed to run efficiently at much higher speed. The boat does 20+ knots with the standard CAT C7, 455hp engines. Larger engines are offered.

The old GB42 classic was a very successful design. Over 1,500 boats were built.

Here are some interior shots. All images courtesy of Grand Banks.

Main Salon (Looking Aft)

Main Salon (Looking Fwd)

Galley

Passageway

Master Cabin

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-9"
LWL 44'-1"
Beam 15'-9"
Draft 3'-10"

Design 764 - Even More About 32' Powerboat

We have been pushing this boat a bit in our blog and in our print advertising and have received a whole lot of inquiries.

Looking through the old files I came across this profile without the enclosed bridge. I think it's a nice looking boat. Note in this version they stretched the boat to 34'.