Friday, April 1, 2011

Design 1205-C1 - Maruca

If anyone has ever trolled around in a sportfish they have probably experienced unpleasant rolling at one time or another. This unique sportfisherman was designed with a small sailplan whose primary purpose was steadying. I could imagine in certain conditions one could troll under sail power along. What a joy that would be: complete silence and no diesel fumes. The crow's nest is also helpful for spotting fish. She was built by Freeport Point Shipyard in Long Island for a Venezuelan client. It's interesting that she is American flagged.

Features include twin spade (and balanced) rudders, a refrigerated fishwell, fighting chairs and outriggers. Power is derived from twin 3-cylinder G.M. diesels producing a top speed of 10 knots and a cruising range of 550 nautical miles. She was launched in 1957.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-6"
LWL 43'-4"
Beam 14'-7"
Draft 4'-1"
Displacement 50,625 lbs
Ballast 1,800 lbs (outside) 500 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 653 sq ft

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