Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saudade - Design 2140

A blog reader sent us this dramatic image of sailing yacht Saudade, design #2140. We've already posted an article about her. I think tomorrow I will post an article about the design evolution of a bunch of Admiral's Cup designs from the early 1970s that are all very related to each other. What got me on this tangent was researching Chiquita of the Sea, which we have blogged about earlier today and yesterday. She is part of this great family of yachts.

Thank you very much for sending this image. It's a great shot.


  1. Bruce, for anyone interested here's the link to one of these beauties currently for sale in the Netherlands

  2. Bruce,

    Would you have a lines drawing of these beauties available ?

    Thanks / Roland

  3. Dear Roland,
    Our entire plan collection is archived at the Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport Museum. The building is a humidity controlled/fire proof, purpose-built building.

    Therefore to obtain plans one must contact the Mystic Seaport. They have set up an S&S specific email address: s&

    More information regarding obtaining plans can be found on the website:

    Please feel to email me if you have additional questions at

    Mindy Matheson

  4. Dear readers,
    I am the very fortunate owner of # 2182 AZAHARA S&S48 Royal Huisman since 2008.
    "AZAHARA" Is the a former Admirals Cup racing yacht of the Spanish King Juan Carlos 1 and Duke Arion of Spain.
    "AZAHARA" Plows in grace the waters of Norway now. I will be more than happy o submit picturs to S&S if of interest.

    1. Dear mr palmers
      i am Jan Palmboom and own Saudade since 2008 i think i saw Mandrake for sale in California where we bought Saudade . Did you sail Azahara from california to Norway ? we sailed saudade from San Diego to Holland see

  5. Dear Mr. Palmers,
    Thank you for writing in. We would be pleased to receive some current images of Azahara. You can email them directly to me at
    Thank you.

  6. This is lovely!!! Beautiful piece as usual... I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures, the perspectives, but especially the descriptions and narratives...

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