Saturday, April 16, 2011

Design 1474 - Sorcery and Jubilee


This very attractive yawl was constructed of wood by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and launched in 1959. The boat shown above is a sistership to Jubilee, the original boat built to this design, and called Sorcery.

Check out the "staysail spinnaker" flying from the mizzen on the images below. You don't see one of those every day.


Jubilee was designed and built for Francis D. Wetherill of Philadelphia. Wetherill was a world class competitive yachtsman. I believe this is his 3rd Jubilee. The boat proved fast and with it he placed 2nd in the 1960 Newport-Bermuda Race. In the biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race he placed 4th in 1961, 3rd in 1963 and 4th in 1967 which was considered the roughest offshore yacht race held in U.S. waters up until that time.

While we don't have any sailing shots of Jubilee, here's a sequence of photos from the day of her launch.


Here are the plans.


And finally here's an article from the Skipper magazine about the boat.


Principal Characteristics
LOA 60'-4"
LWL 42'-6"
Beam 14'-2"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 61,600 lbs
Ballast 17,500 lbs (outside) 400 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,757 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Does anybody know where Sorcery is these days? I'd like to buy her. Please contact toddsteell@gmail.com. 305.401.3438.

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