Friday, April 15, 2011

Design 358 - 24' Sloop

Although it's a shame we don't have any images of this boat, we are thankful to have the plan set. Designed in our Boston office by the hand of K. Aage Nielsen, she is a beauty. Give me this boat, some provisions and a month's vacation and I would be very happy.

Built by Malcolm Brewer of East Boothbay, Maine, she was launched in 1940. It's uncanny how similar she is to design #160, Baltica but on a smaller scale. Simply chop the deckhouse off a few frames forward of the companionway hatch garage and shrink the hull and there you have it. And the boat has the same elegant feature that can be seen on the image of Baltica (zoom in for a better view), the coaming that surrounds the mast and is used as a halyard bin. It's a wonderful (and useful) styling element.

Here is the construction & general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 23'-7"
LWL 18'-8"
Beam 7'-4"
Draft 2'-11"
Sail Area 252 sq ft

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