Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Design 2226 - Caribe Owl


This contact sheet is the best I can do for images of this interesting boat. The yacht represents advanced design thinking for her time for a shoal draft, light displacement cruising-racing ketch. She is constructed of fiberglass over an Airex core with foam cored longitudinal stiffeners. The centerboard arrangement is a bronze board within a bronze weldment for the centerboard trunk.

Very unusual for S&S to see a stern hung rudder in this 1975 design. Also note the bulkhead steerer on the aft end of the deckhouse.

The boat (structure and systems) was built by Joseph L. Conboy & Associates of Urbana, Virginia and the interior was then built and installed by Owens Yacht Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Here's a shot of a 1/2-hull model of her we have in the office.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-0"
LWL 44'-0"
Beam 14'-1"
Draft 4'-10" (board up) 9'-10" (board down)
Displacement 33,310 lbs
Ballast 12,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,189 sq ft

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