Thursday, January 6, 2011

Design 1674 - Toc Toc

This design was one of Rod Stephens' "pet" projects: he loved this boat. The original "one-off" was built of steel at the L. Moerman shipyard of Brielle, Holland and launched in 1964. She is a very big volume boat that affords a huge amount of interior accommodations. The after cabin provides a lot of privacy as it is separated from the main cabin by the cockpit and engine room.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

The boat was eventually developed into a production fiberglass boat that was built and marketed by Marlow Yachts of Deer Park, New York and called the Marlow 48. This was around 1970. From there the molds were purchased by Bennett Brothers Yachts of Wilmington, North Carolina. The model was renamed the Sunward 48.

Here's the sail plan.

The following is a selection of interior images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-0"
LWL 38'-0"
Beam 14'-3"
Draft 5'-8"
Displacement 49,800 lbs


  1. Thanks for this post. I am in the process of fitting out a Sunward hull and appreciate the information on the original design. It is a beautiful boat with great lines for its displacement.

    1. I acquired one of the Sunward Yachts build by Bob Unaskas at Sunward Yachts(Now Bennet Brothers I believe) and have been refurbishing her. Recently took her from Wilmington NC to Old Lyme CT. I Love the boat!

    2. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the trim on this vessel. Mine is bow down at rest so much so that the scuppers don't drain completely. I'm wondering if any others are like that or if it was the work of the builder who finished it in Florida.

  2. I have a copy of the "Cruising Association Handbook" for 1964 inscribed in ink with "To Bob Fisher from George P Howe 'Toc-Toc', Dec 26, 1964" which would have been the book to go with this boat. I might put the book on Ebay.