Friday, July 8, 2011

Design 1852 - Matuta II

This beautiful canoe stern motorsailer was built of wood by the Krogerwerft Shipyard of Rendsburg, Germany. She was launched in 1966. She is heavily built and designed with cruising comfort in mind. Her shoal draft reflects her owner's desire to use her in Southern Waters.

As Chief Inspector, Rod Stephens performed most of the sea trials of S&S boats around the world. Here is a very rare sequence of images (double click for zoom) of Rod in Germany doing sea trials. Someone snapped him arriving by ferry, being picked up, onboard speaking with the yard workers (and probably the owner), and taking a trip to the masthead which was his habit.

You can always tell the German shipyards due to the naval vessels at the yards that were built alongside the yachts.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 60'-0"
LWL 49'-7"
Beam 15'-7"
Draft 4'-7"
Displacement 83,000 lbs
Ballast 17,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,387 sq ft

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