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Saturday, December 11, 2010

NY32 #3 -Alma Ran


Here are some nice images sent to us by the owner of the New York 32, hull #3 - Alma Ran. Here she is racing in the Puig Vela Regatta of Barcelona, 2010. Images courtesy of marine photographer Nico Martinez.

You will see below she is sailing with an asymmetrical spinnaker. Says her owner "You will see we are sailing with a new asymmetric sail which is not allowed by the NY32 class rule but allows us to be competitive in the CIM circuit".


More to come regarding the NY32s who will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary next year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Design 2349 - Designer's Choice 15


This 15' dinghy was developed in the late '70s and produced by Howmar Boats of Edison, New Jersey. She was designed as a trainer for young sailors and to appeal to more experienced dinghy sailors for one-design racing. Almost 1,000 boats were built to this design.


Here's a nice article from Yachting magazine. Please double click for readable view.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 14'-8"
LWL 12'-9"
Beam 6'-1"
Draft 5" (board up)

Sailing Yacht Venturosa - Design 2529


This fairly modern looking ketch was styled by Glade Johnson. Note she is devoid of any exterior woodwork for ease of maintenance. This boat was designed with a very specific brief that made clear that every single system onboard was to be backed up with a redundant system, including twin screws. Another interesting feature was the installation of retractable stabilizers, which fold against the hull in sailing mode.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 109'-6"
LWL 84'-0"
Beam 24'-6"
Draft 9'-8"

More on Passagemaker 60 - Design 2719


Here's a nice image of a new Passagemaker 60 off of Palm Beach. Image courtesy of Billy Black, photographer.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jaka II - Design 2678-C1

As a follow up to my posting of August 1st regarding the Walsted 46, Carolina IV, the boat you see here is the second in the series based on the same design. However this yacht is significantly different in that she's a flush deck version with small deckhouse well aft. In addition the interior is Herreshoff style, meaning white painted with varnished trim.

Here's a shot of her underbody and appendages.

And here's a presentation plan.


Compared to Carolina, she has a bit more draft and a bit more sail area.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-0"
LWL 34'-1"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 7'-10"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Design 639 - Ronaele


It's a real pleasure to look through our archives and we are sometimes amazed at what we find. Check out this old motorsailer. The styling is more like a big sedan automobile than a yacht. I really like the boat. What it lacks is outside seating but for northern climes it would provide a long sailing season.

Here's a nice article from Yachting magazine, circa 1946. Please double click for a larger and readable version.


Here is the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 54'-8"
LWL 46'-6"
Beam 13'-8"
Draft 5'-0"

Dorothee - Design 1553


This yacht was designed to the German 12-meter KR rule as a cruiser/racer. She was launched in 1960 from the Yacht-Und Bootswerft Burmester Shipyard of Bremen, Germany. She was designed and built for the owner of the shipyard who used her until his death.

The construction is a little unusual for the period. The boat was built using laminated ring frames where deck frames transitioned to hull frames and floors. To this structure three layers of planking was applied: the first on the diagonal and then two layers of Tabascan mahogany "carvel-planked". Here is the only image I can find of the construction details which shows the "ring" framing.


The boat was heavily campaigned and according to the shipyard "During 5 years she participated in about 35 races in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and won 24 first prizes under the KR rule, 5 first places under the RORC rule and defended successfully 30 championships".

Here are the plans.


Here's a fairly contemporary image, the boat now named Mira II.

Here's a nice detail shot of the deckhouse.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 56'-11"
LWL 41'-2"
Beam 13'-8"
Draft 7'-10"

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