Thursday, April 14, 2011

Design 642 - Courageous

This design is an interesting study. There is absolutely no knuckle at the intersection of the forward overhang and the waterline. I have to believe this is a result of tank testing but in any event it's somewhat unusual in a cruising boat from this office. This is very much like a meter boat of the period, along with the very narrow beam.

Courageous was built by Henry B. Nevins of City Island and launched in 1946.

Here are the plans.

Here's an article about the boat. I believe this is from Rudder magazine.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-9"
LWL 32'-0"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 22,260 lbs
Ballast 10,000 lbs
Sail Area 950 sq ft


  1. A very beautiful boat - I had the privilege of sailing on her numerous times in the late '60's and early 70's. The owners were family friends and also managed a youth summer camp, where the boat was used for outings and sailing experience. Hope she is still Bristol!

  2. She's a very sweet ride, especially in light to moderate breeze. She was my home for 4 summers at Camp NorWester in the mid 1980's. She's at Vashon Island now,and last I saw, looking as pretty as ever.

    1. I'll never fall in love again! Absolutely beautiful! She could sail on a wet lawn. Does anyone have any pictures? Great memories.
      Camper 76-82