Thursday, May 19, 2011

Design 252 - Sirocco

Sirocco was built by Taylor of Hobart, Tasmania and launched in 1938. She was built for the then vice-commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Here's a newspaper clipping from the day of her launch.

Here are the plans. I will draw your attention the fact both the Sail Plan and Construction Plan were drawn by Rod Stephens. The Construction Plan is probably the most detailed plan I have seen from Rod's hand. Also note the mention of a very early feathering propeller.

Some interior images.

She has been converted to a sloop in 1947 as noted over the boom on the Sail Plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-3"
LWL 30'-2"
Beam 10'-7"
Draft 6'-0"


  1. krystina and john mackintoshNovember 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Sirocco has now returned to her home port of Hobart. She is racing twice a week and doing well.She is a joy to sail, and my husband and I hope to be her proud custodians for many more years to come

  2. Ian Richardson, HobartSeptember 24, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Tonight I stood alongside Sirocco for a long time admiring her fair lines and sweeping elegance. The darkness accentuated her efficient hull profile. She was by far the most impressive vessel in the Tall Ships Regatta, although Challenge Endeavour was a sparkling example. How fitting that such a gem has been preserved in the city in which she was built.

  3. John and krystina mackintoshApril 18, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    After many years of wonderful sailing,sadly,Sirocco is now for sale,for further details go to

  4. Pretty boat, but hard to use webpages. I just found her on and wanted more details. I couldn't find design 252 on the S&S site, had to use google to find this one.
    Here, it is difficult, lots of broken links for images, and the ones I can't read (plans) can't be zoomed. I get you want to protect your IP, but at the expense of people being able to use the data? I think your balance is wrong, but then I'm no thief.