Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Design 2012 - Cresta IV


Cresta IV was really the prototype for the Swan 55, built as a one-off by Nautor. She is constructed of fiberglass and launched in 1969. She looks like a big, powerful ocean racing machine. These first two images are pretty dramatic.


Here are the plans.


Here's an image of Rod at the helm during sea trials.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-4"
LWL 38'-0"
Beam 14'-3"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 37,220 lbs
Ballast 17,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,343 sq ft

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