Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Design 1767- Pavane et al


Here's a design that was well utilized. Copies of this design in various forms were built throughout Scandinavia and all the way to Hong Kong and Australia in both wood and fiberglass. Familiar boat names include Pavane, shown above, Cotton Blossom IV, Boo Hoo and Pam to name but a few. She was designed as a small ocean-racer.

Here's a list of boats built to this design. Please double click for a bigger view.

Although the long deckhouse version was popular, the "stepped" house was a very attractive alternative. In addition the design was available with conventional or reverse transom. Here's an image of Charlotta IV, hull #5.

Charlotta IV

Here are the plans showing the stepped deckhouse version.

Here's the Walsted built, bright finished Pam.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-10"
LWL 28'-9"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 17,200 lbs
Sail Area 659 sq ft


  1. Pam is certainly not a "pavane" serie;;; just look at the stern and cockpit :)

  2. Dear Blog Reader,
    Ah but you are mistaken. Please look closely at Pavane's house, cockpit and transom configuration. Pam is of the same configuration. Check the blog later today. I will post some additional information.

    1. Hi Bruce, I came across info that a few wood versions of the "S&S 40" were built in Japan by Far East Yachts in the very late 1950s. Do you have any information about this? The principal of the company was named Clair Oberly. If you can, please get back to me via email: dcwritereditor hotmail com
      Thank you for your time, Michael Robertson

  3. Hi, the job 1767-C5 was named Charlotta III, not Charlotta IV. 1969 my father bought her and renamed her Briljant. Since 2000 I am the owner of the boat.
    Fredrik Decker, Lidingö, Sweden