Monday, April 18, 2011

Design 2221 - Sankaty III

Here's a design that comes with no images, unfortunately. The boat was designed for Dr. Virginia Moister for her Nantucket home. The design brief called for a boat to be used in Nantucket, where breeze is ample. She desired a stiff boat with a relatively conservative sail plan. Note the cutter rig but most especially the limited hoist of the headsail plus the club boom on the self tacking staysail.

Although launched in 1976, she was designed with a traditional hull form as her owner requested, with the best wooden construction possible and set up for cruising, sometimes offshore and most often single handed by Dr. Moister, who sadly passed away last year at the age of 92. The boat was built by Seth Persson of Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Here is the the general arrangement plan.

Here's a good description of her interior: Comfortable quarters are shown for two people in the main cabin, which has seats with backrests. When these backrests are swung up, the seats become wide berths.

The galley is aft. The ice box does double duty as a chart table. There are tool drawers, an oilskin locker and handy sextant stowage nearby.

The head takes up little space because of a neatly made folding wash basin (by Simpson-Lawrence of Glasgow). Opposite the head is a large hanging locker with a bureau forward of it. One pipe berth, a seat, and a sail bin occupy the remaining space in the forepeak.

The cockpit has an Avon raft stowed under the bridge deck, seat hatches, as well as a lazarette hatch for access to roomy stowage spaces.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 32'-3"
LWL 24'-0"
Beam 9'-11"
Draft 4'-10"
Displacement 12,080 lbs
Ballast 5,000 lbs
Sail Area 463 sq ft


  1. Beautiful small yacht. Presently in Wychmere Harbor on Cape Cod.

  2. I was liaison for Dr. Moister, at the yard on behalf of Rod Stephens. Beautifully built, she's now for sale: