Sunday, February 6, 2011

Design 1505 - Corsaro II


This big yawl was designed and built for the Italian Naval Academy. She was built by Cantieri Costaguta of Genoa, Italy and launched in 1960.

She is powered by a Mercedes Benz OM/321 96hp diesel engine. Notable are 2 Sparkman & Stephens designed pedestal winches (coffee grinders). She is constructed of wood: iroko keelson, acacia frames and double planked of Philippine mahogany. Fasteners are silicon bronze. Spars are of sitka spruce.

Accommodations are private cabins for 1 skipper, 1 navigator, 5 midshipmen in the main cabin plus 2 additional full time crew in the forepeak and 2 in a separate aft cabin, possibly for guests.

Here are the plans.


A sistership was built, named Stella Polare, shown here.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 69'-4"
LWL 50'-0"
Beam 16'-1"
Draft 9'-6"
Displacement 94,848 lbs
Sail Area 2,231 sq ft

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