Monday, May 9, 2011

Desin 2429 - Orion Iru

This cold molded racing yacht was purpose built for the OSTAR Race of 1984. The OSTAR is a Transatlantic race that sails east to west and is held every four years. This sure seems like a lot of boat to sail highhandedly but her owner obviously had more than the OSTAR in mind in designing her.

The boat is cold molded using Epoxy construction techniques with mahogany for laminated frames and floors and hull plating. The deck and superstructure are built of fiberglass covered plywood. She was built by Carabela S.L. of Barcelona, Spain and launched in 1983.

For those that are fluent in Spanish here's an article about the boat.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-10"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 12'-1"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 28,195 lbs
Ballast 13,500 lbs
Sail Area 978 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. This boat wins the award for the homeliest sheer and stern of any sailing yacht ever designed by S&S. There were darn few such homely boats from S&S, but this one's the winner. She looks as though she was designed by a backyard builder who'd once seen a modern sailing yacht, but only once.