Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Design 2392 - CNC51

This design is unique. A fiberglass production yacht, the boat is designed to rest on the bottom upright and evenly when the tide goes out. At 51' overall, she only draws 2'-9" with the centerboard and rudder retracted. She was originally meant for cruising on the Seine River in France but will do well in any shallow water cruising ground. I like the small steering station in the pilothouse for inclement weather.

The boat was introduced in 1981. They were built by Constructions Nautiques Cannoises of Cannes, France.

Here are the plans.

I think the folding rudder is an interesting bit of engineering.

And a few interior images.

Main Salon


Guest Cabin

Principal Dimensions
LOA 51'-0"
LWL 41'-10"
Beam 16'-1"
Draft 2'-9" (board up) 6'-3" (board down)
Displacement 42,213 lbs
Ballast 14,300 lbs
Sail Area 1,115 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. I saw this boat under the name of "Restless of Auckland" and came across the lovely couple Roland and Consie in Finland in 2009. We met up multiple times in the Archipelago and Restless sails exceptionally well for an ocean crossing centreboard ketch. Restless is now ashore in Croatia and is easily followed through Restless' blog at: