Monday, July 11, 2011

Design 2137 - Love & War

Although her design number precedes her, this design utilizes the same hull shape as Saudade, design #2140. Looking at the numbers, she looks like a powered up version of Saudade, with a very minimalist interior. She was built by Quilkey Brothers of Sydney, Australia. She is a cold-molded boat, launched in 1972.

A sister named Moon Duster was also built. She was built by Cross Haven Boatyard of Cork, Ireland and launched in 1973.

Here are the plans

Principal Characteristics
LOA 47'-0"
LWL 34'-7"
Beam 13'-6"
Draft 7'-5"
Displacement 28,195 lbs
Ballast 15,350 lbs
Sail Area 1,3504 sq ft


  1. What you didn't mention is that 'Love & War' won the 2006 Sydney Hobart 33 years after her first win.
    Quite an achievement for a '73 cold moulded boat pitted against all the high tec lightweight exotics.

  2. Or that 2006 was the boat's third Sydney - Hobart win.

  3. Moon Duster

  4. Love & War is looking better than ever, here's a link to a 2015 photo.