Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Design 1380 - Rip Tide

Suzy Wong

Six boats were built to this design at various shipyards. I can't identify the name of hull #2, but in addition to Rip Tide, we have yachts Sara, Suzy Wong, Starbuck and Khira built in Germany, Denmark and Italy. They're beautiful boats. Here's an article about 4 ex-soldiers sailing Suzy Wong (shown above) back from Hong Kong after the war. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-5"
LWL 27'-10"
Beam 10'-11"
Draft 5'-9"
Displacement 18,230 lbs
Ballast 6,500 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 783 sq ft

Susy Wong

5 comments:

  1. Dan Beltram now ownes Suzy Wong and is restoring her. She should be ready to set sail in April 2012.
    Dan can be reached at cjr456@comcast.net

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  2. RIPTIDE is in now in Rockland/Owls Head Maine. cmcondon@roadruner.com

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  3. My uncle was one of the original 4 that had it built. I remember hearing many stories for its trip around the world. According to my uncle it will set sail April 2014.

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  4. The Suzy Wong will be relaunched on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 am at Lockwood Boat Works,1825 Route 35, South Amboy, NJ 08879, contact blbeltram@gmail.com

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  5. The Suzy Wong will be relaunched on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 am at Lockwood Boat Works,1825 Route 35, South Amboy, NJ 08879, contact blbeltram@gmail.com

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