Friday, September 30, 2011

Design 2282 - Zephyr


The word Zephyr is defined as a gentle breeze from the west. I don't know the significance of the name to this client as he was from Annapolis. Maryland. Nevertheless, this ocean racing sloop was constructed of aluminum by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was launched in 1976. These images are from the day of her launching.

Like many S&S designed boats of the period, she was designed for ocean racing but would be perfectly suitable as a cruising boat.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-11"
LOA 33'-9"
Beam 12'-4"
Draft 7'-8"
Displacement 20,580 lbs
Ballast 11,500 lbs
Sail Area 951 sq ft


1 comment:

  1. I raced her when she was known as Spitfire at USNA in 1981. Does anyone know where she is now? Any information would be helpful. Thanks.

    V/r Mike Christman

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