Monday, June 6, 2011

Design 1278-C1 - Caravan

Previously we posted an article about Irving Johnson's Yankee. As mentioned 8 boats were built to this design. Here is hull #2, Caravan. The boat is appropriately named as she was built for Wally Byam, father of the Airstream trailer. According to a relative of his who contacted us "Wally was going to retire and use his ketch to travel the oceans, the rivers and canals of the world. Unfortunately he became ill and died before he could fulfill his dream".

The boat was built in the same shipyard as Yankee, the Westhaven Scheepswerf yard of Zaandam, Holland. She was launched in 1959.

Caravan has a different interior layout than that Yankee. Here's the General Arrangement plan.

Here are some interior images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-7"
LWL 42'-6"
Beam 15'-4"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 62,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,323 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Are the whereabouts of the yacht Caravan known?