Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Design 2301-C1 - Nauticat 40

Three motorsailer models were designed for Siltala Yachts of Finland and sold under the name of Nauticat. This is the third. In each case these motorsailers were developed for Nautor Swan, also of Finland, and in each case Nautor declined to build them at which time the design was taken up by Siltala. It leads me to believe that there was a relationship between the two yards but I can't prove this. It's interesting to note that the plans for this particular design were developed for Nautor in 1976 but production by Siltala did not begin until 1984.

The Nauticat 40 was built of fiberglass. The boat was offered in either a sloop of ketch rig configuration and with various interior layout options.

Here's an early article from Cruising World magazine.

Here are the plans.

Some interior shots.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-4"
LWL 32'-10"
Beam 13'-2"
Draft 5'-9"
Displacement 30,865 lbs
Ballast 9,480 lbs
Sail Area 713 sq ft (sloop) 773 sq ft (ketch)

1 comment:

  1. Please identify the other two Nautica models.

    How closely did Siltala adhere to the original S&S designs?