Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Design 1995 - Challenge II

Challenge II was designed to the I.O.R. Rule but also to rate well under the C.C.A. Rule. She was designed for racing but with occasional cruising in mind.

The boat was constructed of aluminum by Paul Luke of East Boothbay, Maine. She was launched in 1970.

Here are the plans. Please note the forepeak which as drawn is set up for sail stowage but anticipates future conversion into a stateroom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 49'-3"
LWL 36'-0"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 7'-9"
Displacement 31,300 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,133 sq ft


  1. A beautiful boat of the Belmont Station at Chicago Yacht Club. Probably the prettiest boat on Lake Michigan. This boat has been aggressively campaigned in recent years in the Chicago Mac event and has been a consistent class winner and close to overall wins on numerous occasions. The crew is known to be very well organized and one fun group to sail with! The picture above is not correct and the boat is an absolute beauty to behold. Great website folks!

  2. You might correct the picture. Here is apparently the correct boat: