Sunday, April 3, 2011

Design 1230 - Mermaid

This lovely ketch was built by Paul E. Luke of East Boothbay, Maine for a very successful Maine businessman, Austin Goodyear. She has been a fixture in Maine waters since her launch in 1957. She had been a one-owner boat until her owners death at 85 years of age. She is now owned by a local summer resident and continues to grace Penobscot Bay. She is very active in classic yacht racing in and around New England.

The boat was built primarily as a cruising boat. She has a beautiful butternut interior.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-8"
LWL 32'-4"
Beam 11'-6"
Draft 6'-8"
Displacement 27,600 lbs
Ballast 10,300 lbs
Sail Area 1,032 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. This is a sweet boat. I heard they did really well in a classic yacht regatta in Maine this summer, upwind in light air!