This is the fifth and final Palawan designed for Thomas Watson, Jr. of IBM. The design brief was for a boat that could be handled by two couples, be comfortable, seaworthy, have excellent directional stability, have a wind vane steerer and all of the modern electronic equipment available for navigation.
Palawan V is robustly built of aluminum by Paul Luke of East Boothbay, Maine. She is very typical of Watson's preference for an expedition style with protected hard dodger. She was launched in 1981.
Here are the plans.
Displacement 40,264 lbs
Ballast 15,000 lbs (lead poured internally)
Sail Area1,105 sq ft