Sunday, April 24, 2011

Design 1623 - Loon

This lovely yawl was designed and built for Dr. Gifford Pinchot, who would go on to own a number of famous Sparkman & Stephens yachts over the years. The boat was built of aluminum by Jakobson's Shipyard of Oyster Bay, Long Island. She was launched in 1961. Pinchot would author a book entitled, Loki and Loon, A Lifetime Affair with the Sea, New York, 1985. More about Gifford Pinchot in a future posting.

Here are the plans.

And here, an article about the boat from Yachting magazine.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-6"
LWL 30'-3"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 25,024 lbs
Ballast 7,000 lbs (outside) 200 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 924 sq ft

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