Thursday, October 6, 2011

Design 2082 - Saga

I keep finding these big, powerful yachts in our archives which are clearly labeled as racing yachts but they sure look like great cruising boats to me. I am sure many have been converted in their later lives. In this case a v-berth forward and a couple of hanging lockers would do the trick.

Saga was built for a resident of Rio De Janeiro but built in Holland, by Franz Maas, Ltd. She is constructed of fiberglass and was launched in 1971. This center cockpit configuration was fairly common for the period as you have seen in recent postings.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-8"
LWL 42'-9"
Beam 14'-10"
Draft 8'-10"
Displacement 46,074 lbs
Ballast 22,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,440 sq ft


  1. This boat is in mint condition in Rio de Janeiro, with new rig, racing and cruising sails. You forgot to say that Saga was the Fastnet Race winner in 1973. Third place overall in the 1973 Admiral´s Cup.

  2. And still won in class in the 2011 Faerder regatta in Norway. She was a legendary ocean greyhound!