Friday, April 8, 2011

Design 2162 - Beagle II

This robust looking trawler was built in Venezuela and launched in 1975. The design brief was for a strong, rugged hull with simple, straightforward construction (frames are sawn), deep Vee hull, ample flare and excellent natural ventilation plus all of the accoutrements one would expect to find on a fishing vessel: fish fighting chairs, fish freezer box, etc.

Please note the image above is during her shake down cruise and the boat is missing railings, navigation mast, tender and tender crane.

The boat seems to have a commercial finish which can be seen in this detailed image. Note the lack of fairing on the topsides.

Here is an image which shows the added railings, mast, tender and crane. We don't seem to have an overall profile shot of the completed boat.

Here are the plans.

And a few interior images.

Main Salon



The boat is powered by twin General Motors 12V71 diesels generating 480 hp each and turning 33" diameter wheels for a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Maximum range is 670 nm at 10 knots.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-6"
LWL 58'-6"
Beam 18'-6"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 74,489 lbs


  1. Great Boat! Someone knows if she's still in Venezuela?