Friday, May 27, 2011

Design 2077 - Arcadia

We have made mention of this design under a separate article but I think it's worthy of additional mention. Arcadia was designed primarily for racing under I.O.R. but her generous beam and freeboard and limited draft made necessary by the shoal water at her owner's home pier should make her a great cruising boat. She was built of aluminum by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and launched in 1970.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-6"
LWL 36'-2"
Beam 13'-6"
Draft 6'-0" (board up) 10'-1" (board down)
Displacement 27,650 lbs
Ballast 12,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,042 sq ft


  1. I sailed aboard her in the 1972 SORC as a very junior member of the crew. We were scratch boat is Class C. Arcadia was a powerful boat and no one was worried about her ability to handle a strong NE in the Gulf Stream after we rounded Key West. That was a bash to windward. Memorable.

    1. Maybe it was 1973. The Ranger 37s were dominant that year in Class C. Anyway, we sure loved sailing Arcadia.