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Friday, January 7, 2011

Design 2512 - Lady Francis


This 105' motoryacht was launched in 1988 by Derecktor Shipyard of Mamaroneck, New York. She is powered by twin 1,960 hp MTU 12V 396TB93 engines turning KaMeWa Series 63 waterjets with a "burst" speed of 30 knots, a "fast cruise" speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. She is constructed of 5086-Series aluminum alloy.

Interior styling is by Susan Puleo. Here is a sample shot of the interior. It's of one of the guest staterooms.


Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 105'-0"
LWL 90'-9"
Beam 23'-0"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 220,000 lbs

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More on Bill Langan


Here's a nice image of Bill Langan sailing on a brand new Baltic 52 circa 1991 (sitting center in white foul weather top). Please double click and/or zoom for bigger view.

Design 1674 - Toc Toc


This design was one of Rod Stephens' "pet" projects: he loved this boat. The original "one-off" was built of steel at the L. Moerman shipyard of Brielle, Holland and launched in 1964. She is a very big volume boat that affords a huge amount of interior accommodations. The after cabin provides a lot of privacy as it is separated from the main cabin by the cockpit and engine room.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


The boat was eventually developed into a production fiberglass boat that was built and marketed by Marlow Yachts of Deer Park, New York and called the Marlow 48. This was around 1970. From there the molds were purchased by Bennett Brothers Yachts of Wilmington, North Carolina. The model was renamed the Sunward 48.

Here's the sail plan.


The following is a selection of interior images.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-0"
LWL 38'-0"
Beam 14'-3"
Draft 5'-8"
Displacement 49,800 lbs


Passagemaker 60 - Design 2719


Here's an image of hull #6 of the Passagemaker 60 fully commissioned and delivered to her new owner. The Passagemaker 60 is a fiberglass production yacht, built and marketed by Sea Spirit Yachts.

Principal Characteristics
LOA 63'-3" (includes integral swim platform)
LWL 57'-6"
Beam 17'-2"
Draft 4'-11"
Displacement 108,680 lbs (full load)
Power Single ~340 hp, various manufacturers available
Bow and stern thrusters standard
Stabilizers standard
Displacement speed ~10 knots
Range ~3,000nm

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Designs 1631 & 1743 - Kestrel 22 and Sailmaster 22


This beloved design was utilized for two production series built boat models in the early 1960s with two distinct design numbers and with minimal differences. Design #1631, the Kestrel 22 was marketed by Seafarer Yachts of Huntington, Long Island but built by the Amsterdam Shipyard, which was owned and operated by DeVries Lentsch of Holland. The boats were built of fiberglass.

Here are the general arrangement and sail plans.


Design #1743, the Sailmaster 22, was also built in Holland by N. V. Werf Gusto as well as the De Nord shipyards and marketed by a company in Shelter Island, New York.

Here are the plans for the Sailmaster.


Many of these boats are still in service today. They can be acquired very inexpensively and make an excellent project boat.

And finally here are the beautiful lines.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 22'-0"
LWL 16'-6"
Beam 7'-0"
Draft 2'-4" (centerboard up) 5'-0" (centerboard down)
Displacement 3,650 lbs

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Design 2396 - Seguin Series 44' and 46'

Holimar - Hull #2

This successful semi-production yacht was built by Lyman Morse of Thomaston, Maine in the early 1980s. 14 boats were built from a common hull mold, although virtually all had customized deck configurations, rigs and interior arrangements.

Here is a typical interior arrangement with aft cockpit and "short house" (deckhouse ends before the mast).


And here are a couple of alternate layouts for a deckhouse configuration where the deckhouse is extended to just forward of the mast.


Here's a sail plan for a center cockpit version of the boat.


And here's the tall rig and short deckhouse sail plan.


The difference between the Seguin 44' and 46' was simply a reverse or traditional transom.

Lark - Hull #14

Principal Dimensions
LOA 43'-1" or 45'-10"
LWL 33'-7"
Beam 12'-10"
Draft 5'-3" (with centerboard), 6'-3" or 7'-9" Options
Displacement 27,400 lbs

Monday, January 3, 2011

Witch of the Wave - Design 1580


This sport fisherman was built and launched in 1960 by the Thomas Knutson yard of Huntington, Long Island. She is constructed of wood, double planked of mahogany over cedar.

From the sea trial data we can see she achieved 17.2 knots with twin Chrysler Imperial M/81 gasoline engines each generating 225 hp at 4,000 rpm.

Here are the plans.


Here are some fairly contemporary shots taken by Billy Black at our 75th Anniversary Celebration at Mystic Seaport in 2004. The boat is now called Grey Fox.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-11"
LWL 42'-0"
Beam 12'-9"
Draft 2'-11"
Displacement 26,788 lbs

M. William Langan

Bill Langan
June 9, 1955 - December 31, 2010

It is with great reverence and sorrow that we report the passing of M. William (Bill) Langan on December 31, 2010, at age 55 after a long illness.

Bill was Chief Designer at S&S for 20 years following Olin Stephens' retirement in 1980. He was handpicked by Olin to succeed him. His responsibilities included all aspects of design but most notably the aesthetic side of things as he worked alongside Chief Engineer Alan Gilbert who tended to the structural end of things. This gave Bill the freedom to focus on any aspect of a design that might make it sail better or look prettier.

He was a great pleasure to work with. I don’t think I can recall him ever being anything but kind and level headed. I suppose his pleasant demeanor was one of his greatest fortes as a large facet of his work was to liaise with the client and this he did with great aplomb. He thoroughly believed that the entire yacht design and construction process should provide a great deal of enjoyment to our clients and I believe he worked hard to ensure this was the result.

After 20 years of hard work at S&S Bill finally wished to remove himself from city life and create his own identity as a designer. I believe this he did and was well proved with yachts such as the 130’ Victoria of Strathearn and most notably the 305’ Eos. The 112’ schooner Spirit of Bermuda was a significant design with a noteworthy purpose as a sail training vessel.

Our sincere condolences go out to Bill's family.