Friday, April 8, 2011

Design 2765 - 80' Flush Deck Cruising Sloop

Its' clear that over the past 82 years the company has spent a fair amount of time creating conceptual designs. I can see them in the files as far back as 1934 but let's also remember that the very first design Olin Stephens had published was for a 6-meter concept which was published in Yachting magazine in 1928. This was prior to the incorporation of Sparkman & Stephens even. Here's a copy of that very first publication.

We still observe the practice of conceptual design to our own ideas today. This design is an 80' flush deck modern cruising boat. She is a 3 cabin boat, all with separate heads and showers, including a full beam master stateroom aft with private companionway. In addition to the steering cockpit there is a generous social cockpit amidships which is protected by a retractable bimini. Crew accommodations are in the peak with below deck access through the starboard guest stateroom.

This is a modern hull form with fine entry and beam carried well aft and a hard chine at the turn of the bilge from about station 8 and on aft to the transom. Modern sail handling is part of the package as is a carbon rig with swept spreaders. The result will be a fast, comfortable performance cruising boat with sea-kindly motion.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 80'-0"
LWL 72'-11"
Beam 20'-0"
Draft 10'-0"
Displacement 80,402 lbs
Sail Area 2,700 sq ft
Displacement/Length Ratio 92.57
Sail Area/Displacement Ratio 23.19

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