Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design 819 - Maraa


This particular design is of interest. She was designed for Cornelius Crane of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Crane was in fact a fairly accomplished explorer. This yacht was to be used an an expeditionary boat for travel to the South Pacific.

Crane is also the adoptive grandfather of the comedian Chevy Chase (whose full name is Cornelius Crane Chevy Chase), meaning his mother was the adopted daughter of Crane.

The boat is designed as first and foremost a power vessel. The sails are primarily used for steadying purposes. I believe the pole shown on the sail plan is for a "flopper stopper". She was built by the Freeport Point Shipyard of Long Island and launched in 1948.

Here are the plans.


And an article from The Rudder magazine. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-0"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 12'-7"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 31,500 lbs
Ballast 1,500 (lead shoe)
Sail Area 477 sq ft

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