Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Design 2202-C1 & C2 - Patrice III, Unknown & Chiquita of the Sea

A blog reader asked us to post some information about this design. Here it is.

There are a number of Admiral's Cup designs developed from Saudade, design #2140, around 1973-1974. Design #2202 was one of these designs. Two boats were built to this design: Patrice III being the first. She was constructed of aluminum by Halvorsen, Morson & Gowland of Australia and launched in 1974. She was conceived as an improvement on Saudade and as a flat out ocean racing vessel.

The following year a sister was built by the Berthen Boat Company of Lymington, England, also of aluminum. I find no record of her name nor her history. She was launched in 1974.

Then fast forward to 1988. A new design number was assigned, #2202-C2 for a boat named Chiquita of the Sea. In reviewing what we have on hand my suspicion is that in fact the Berthon boat was renamed Chiquita of the Sea and we only designed a new rig and a modified keel for her. Perhaps this was for the installation of a carbon rig?

Here is the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-10"
LWL 36'-4"
Beam 13'-5"
Draft 7'-7"
Displacement 27,565 lbs
Ballast 17,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,001 sq ft


  1. With a friend of mine, I acquired Chiquita of the sea in 1995 and we moved to Saint-Raphael. During this period, we enjoyed regularly sailing to Corsica and even to Antillas in 1998. My friend then switched to more serious adventures - he is presently sailing around the globe for a 3 year trip - and I moved to Les-Embiez, near Toulon. Chiquita participated to the “La route du jasmin” regata in 1998 and 1999 during which we enjoyed some victories. I abandonned Chiquita in 2002 for a more “cumfortable” one due to a dramatic family enlargment and some grand children arrival… Chiquita remains the only sailing boat I ever experimented which was able to sail from Bonifacio to Les-Embiez against a sustained 45 knots Mistral.
    François Schmidt – fschmidt@efs.fr

  2. chiquita is now in noumea new caledonia

  3. Hi I am the owner of Patrice 3 a sister shib to Chiquita. I am based in Phuket Thailand if you comes this way. Like to se your changes of the boat one day. regards from Bo. For more info about Patrice check www.asiayachting.com and www.sailthailand.info