Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Design 1107 - Figaro

This morning we posted an article about Maybe (design #911), a descendant of Revonoc (design #602). Well here is another one. This is Figaro. She was also based on the lines and construction of Revonoc, but with with more extensive changes than Maybe. She was built by Joel Johnson of Bridgeport, Connecticut and launched in 1955.

Here are the plans. Note the semi-hard dodger.

Here are a couple of close up images of the dodger.

Our understanding is that Figaro was lost off the coast of Morocco in 1979.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-6"
LWL 32'-6"
Beam 12'-2"
Draft 4'-5"(board up)
Displacement 25,870 lbs
Ballast 7,550 lbs
Sail Area 1,092 sq ft


  1. great history, beautiful boat.

  2. This boat was the subject of a book "Across the Western Ocean" by her owner and Captain, W. T. Snaith. A good read about the golden era of sailing.

  3. I did my first Bermuda race on her in 1974. I was given the helm at night in the stream. Shy reaching in a good breeze. I had commented on the previous watches crashing the boat off of waves and was challenged to do better. The boat was an absolute joy as she slid down into the trough and up over the next crest. The rudder gave great control and she responded to the helm in a very linear.