Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Design 1221 - Antilles

Here's another by Robert E. Derecktor of Mamaroneck, New York. She was constructed of wood and launched in 1958. Antilles was designed and built for Percy Chubb. Mr. Chubb was a repeat client. Click here to see his previous boat, Laughing Gull.

Antilles is a typical beamy S&S centerboarder designed for cruising. There are some interesting features such as the hidden head in the forward cabin with folding wash basin and the crew cabin aft complete with it's own toilet and heater. That aft little deckhouse in essence creates a center cockpit which is a nice and secure cockpit for cruising offshore.

The best thing that can be said about this boat is from the book Ocean Sailing Yachts: "In Percy Chubb's ketch Antilles, we twice made fast passages: the first was 920 miles in five days. We told everyone to mark that in the record book, she would never do it again. On the next trip we did 960 miles in five days."

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-1"
LWL 32'-6"
Beam 12'-10"
Draft 4'-8"
Displacement 28,700 lbs
Ballast 8,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,042 sq ft


  1. And she was comfortable too, beamy but fast to windward, as I recall.

    1. Did you ever sail her? My father bought her from Percy Chubb in the mid 70's. We sailed extensively but lost track after she was sold to a couple that thought they were going around the world. They lasted into Florida or the islands and it all fell apart. If you or anyone else out there knows anything further please contact me...TIm Doering...Tuxedo4123@comporium.net. I have sailed my whole life and NEVER been on board anything remotely as fast and as regal as Antilles.