Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Design 2149 - Prospect of Whitby IV

This was the fourth (but not final) Prospect Of Whitby for Arthur Slater. This particular boat was designed and built for the 1973 Admiral's Cup. She was built of aluminum by the Huisman Shipyard of Holland and then shipped to Berthon in England for completion and fit out.

Here are the plans.

Here's an article from Yachting World magazine. Double click for zoom.

Two sisterships were built to this design, Battlecry and Struntje V. These were built for the very same Admiral's Cup and each had slight modifications.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-0"
LWL 34'-7"
Beam 13'-5"
Draft 7'-7"
Displacement 28,195 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs (outside) 1,000 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 944 sq ft


  1. I was privileged to race with Arthur Slater on Prospect of Whitby 1V. We raced in the British Admirals Cup trials against over 20 boats in 1973 and did not make the team. We went on to race in the 1973 Sydney-Hobart race (my first S2B) and took second in fleet to the Bob Miller designed Ceil 3. We beat many great Aussie, British and Kiwi boats of the day including our sister ship Love and War, Ragamuffin et al. I remember well the picture above racing (rolling) down the Solent in a Westerly with the 1.5 oz kite and 'tall boy'.

  2. Prospect of Whitby IV seems to be for sale.