Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Design 1961 - Tarantella

It's very easy to love a bright finished boat. This beautiful example of a boat designed for R.O.R.C. Racing was built by Cantieri Carlini of Rimini, Italy. She is obviously constructed of wood and was launched in 1969.

She was built at the same time as another R.O.R.C. racing yacht, Patricia III (design #1963) which was built at Sangermani, and the boats spent a great deal of time competing against one another in the Mediterranean. More about Patricia III in a future posting.

Here's a peek at her shape.

Note the interesting configuration of her twin deckhouses.

Here are the plans.

Oh by the way, she is currently for sale (asking price €470,000).

Principal Dimensions
LOA 54'-3"
LWL 39'-6"
Beam 14'-6"
Draft 8'-4"
Displacement 37,630 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,346 sq ft