Monday, November 14, 2011

Design 1225 - Blue Cloud


We don't have much on hand for this design, shy of asking Mystic Seaport to send us some plans but I'm posting her anyway. I pulled this sail plan from a negative (sorry for the poor quality). I like the look of the boat even though her deckhouse is rather tall versus her freeboard and the camber on her housetop looks excessive. Her sheer and overhangs are beautiful. She is obviously a centerboarder based on her draft.

She was built by Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine. The year of her launch was 1956.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-10"
LWL 29'-6"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 4'-4"
Displacement 22,400 lbs
Sail Area 846 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Blue Cloud was built for Hinsdale Smith. She was the first boat I ever heard my father, a former yacht broker for Winthrop l. Warner, refer to as a "gold plater". I went aboard her as a boy, and remember being amazed by her perfection. I believe there might have been a subsequent S&S 43 footer of the same name. Not sure about that. I do know, though, that as Mr. and Mrs. Smith became less vigorous, they commissioned S&S to design a motor yacht, which may also have been built in Maine. I'm not sure of her length.

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