Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Design 1985 - Prospect of Whitby (II)

Earlier this week we posted an article about the Palmer Johnson 40, design #2025. A blog reader asked: "Is the boat with sail number 130 on the PJ advertising Prospect of Whitby II? Are her lines the same as those of the PJ/Swan 40?" The simple answer is no. Prospect of Whitby II is shown here. She was built of steel by Frans Maas of Holland and launched in 1968. She was designed for Admiral's Cup racing.

Here are the plans.

And an article about her.

I must admit though I am scratching my head about that PJ40 image we showed with the sail number of 130. Here's Prospect I (design #1781) and II sailing together, each with a sail number of 130. I just don't have an explanation.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-7"
LWL 32'-8"
Beam 12'-2"
Draft 7'-1"
Displacement 24,635 lbs
Ballast 8,997 lbs
Sail Area 763 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Well I reckon that the person who posted suggesting that the picture on the P&J 40 literature was Prospect of Whitby was right - look at the details of the handrails and spray deflector on the coachroof, the wheel at the front of the cockpit and the pushpit. P&J taking a beautiful shot and using it to promote their boat I reckon.
    Henry Clay