Friday, February 25, 2011

Design 1890 - Cruzan

This very typical S&S motorsailer was constructed in aluminum by Abeking & Rasmussen and launched in 1968. She is now called Amorosa. She looks like a great long distance cruising boat.

Here are the plans.

We don't have a lot of images of this boat so if you don't mind we've posted the 4 pages of the brochure.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-6"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 16'-0"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 74,402 lbs
Ballast 22,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,747 sq ft


  1. Actually Cruzan was built by Derektor. Her sister boat was done by A & R. That one had her cockpit doors at the back instead of the front of the cockpit like Cruzan, built for Farliegh Dickinson. I saile her about 5000 miles

  2. Anonymous is absolutely correct. There were three boats built to this design. The first was Circe in 1966, built by Derektor for Carl Hovgaard, who had brought the original Circe (S&S, Plim)to the US. She was subsequently named Siete and owned by William L. Stewart III and was the flagship pf the St. Francis Yacht Club (full model in club). She was re-named Circe and was in Seattle the last time I heard.

    Cruzan and Rawa (that may not be her original name)were built in 1968, Cruzan by Derecktor and RAWA by Aberking. The pictures of the white boat are RAWA.I owned Amorosa and sold her to Alan Reese in Seattle in 1996, but have lost track I would be grateful for any news of her.

  3. Amorosa was recently purchased by a professional yacht skipper named Paul Skeffington of Bainbridge island, WA for restoration. Paul has extensive experience in refits and restorations on large yachts so she should be in good hands now.

  4. Does anyone have contact information for Paul Skeffington?
    Val Giannini

  5. Different "Anonymous" here:

    Amorosa is currently being re-fitted in Port Townsend, Washington. I am familiar with both her new owner, and the yard doing the work. Amorosa is in good hands. She is looking outstanding and I sure that she has several voyages left in her.

    1. Amorosa is laying in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Wa.
      We are in the process of finishing up the interior including all new plumbing. We removed all the old copper piping and are replacing with Pex.
      The exterior is finished and awaiting our sails which are currently in the sail loft for adjustments.