Saturday, February 26, 2011

Design 1554 - Moije Breeze

All of the older plans (designs 1-1700) for the designs of S&S are in storage at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Specifically these plans are stored in a purpose built archival building housing over 100,000 plans from a number of well known designers. The building is technologically advanced. For example in the event of a fire there are no sprinkler systems which might harm the plans. Instead the oxygen is evacuated from the plan storage room. It's open to the public and well worth a visit if you are in the area, especially if you are researching plans for your particular boat.

In any event, we generally have a very complete set of small scale study plans as well as other pertinent materials: photographs, magazine articles, specifications, technical files, etc for those plans that are in storage and as can be seen on this blog. For this particular boat we lack the small scale study plans. I have posted it here anyway as the images are quite nice and give a good impression of the boat. It shows a young couple and their friends out for a sail in a beautiful classic yacht, and much of the time isn't that what it's all about?

The boat was built by Burmester of Germany and launched in 1961. She is designed to rate as a 7.5-meter cruiser/racer. She has accommodations for 2 in the main cabin plus a quarter berth aft. Construction is typical: white oak framing with mahogany planking and silicon bronze fasteners. Decks are of teak.

Okay perhaps the sheets in the water could be tidied up a bit.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-11'
LWL 27'-4"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 5'-7"
Displacement 18,320 lbs
Ballast 8,250 lbs
Sail Area 717 sq ft

Friday, February 25, 2011

IRM 2000 - 39' Racing Yacht

This 39' racing yacht was designed to the IRM 2000 rating rule (the rule is now defunct as of 2007). It's a straight forward grand prix racing yacht.

Here are the inboard profile, general arrangement and deck plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-7"
LWL 36'-1"
Beam 12'-1"
Draft 8'-7"
Displacement 11,466 lbs
Ballast 5,733 lbs
Sail Area 964 sq ft

Design 1948 - One-Tonner

Quite a few boats were built worldwide from this design. I could at least 11. This image was sent to us from a blog follower from New Zealand. She was built of wood by Salthouse in 1968.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 36'-4"
LWL 27'-0"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 13,462 lbs
Ballast 6,250 lbs
Sail Area 526 sq ft

Design 1890 - Cruzan

This very typical S&S motorsailer was constructed in aluminum by Abeking & Rasmussen and launched in 1968. She is now called Amorosa. She looks like a great long distance cruising boat.

Here are the plans.

We don't have a lot of images of this boat so if you don't mind we've posted the 4 pages of the brochure.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-6"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 16'-0"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 74,402 lbs
Ballast 22,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,747 sq ft

Design 7 - Dorade Model Schematic

Speaking of models, this looks like an assembly and rigging schematic for a production-made scale model of Dorade. Note the copyright: by Boucher Playthings Mfg. 1934. It's actually a nice looking plan.

Design 125 - NY32 - Model Restoration

This beautiful model of a NY32 was built by A.C. Hawthorne in 1938. we don't know much about Hawthorne other than he served in the Ambulance Corps during World War 1 and donated this model to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in 1986 when he was 87 years old. It has recently been restored to it's former glory.

Here's a detail image of the cockpit.

Design 2719 - Passagemaker 60 - More About Hull #6

We received some nice interior images of hull #6 of the Passagemaker 60 series. Have a look.



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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Design 144 - Prelude

Here's another 8-meter, Prelude. She's a pretty boat.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-9"
LWL 31'-0"
Beam 8'-0"
Draft 6'-7"

Design 9 - Conewago

This is the first 8-meter designed by Sparkman & Stephens. She was built by Robert Jacob of City Island, New York and launched in the same year as Dorade. She was initially not very successful when launched in 1930 but proved to be quite good under new ownership the following year.

Here are the plans.

This article tells the story.

The boat was completely restored in 2005.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-9"
LWL 30'-4"
Beam 7'-11"
Draft 6'-6"

Chris Craft Constellation 32

Here's a pitch we made to Chris Craft a few years back for a new Constellation 32. They didn't bite. I think it's still worth a look. We incorporated a lot of details from their models from over the years such as vents, emblems and so forth.

Here's the layout.

Here's an alternate arrangement.

And some details.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 31'-11"
LWL 30'-9"
Beam 11'-1"
Draft 3'-6"

Design 2585 - Hylas 49'

This design is built on a production basis by Queen Long Marine of Taiwan, and marketed by Hylas Yachts of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The 49' is an evolution of the famous Stevens 47', design #2390 with over 80 boats built to this design. Improvements include refinements to the interior layout, deck layout and an integral set of swim steps in the transom. That's hull #1 of this new series nearing completion back in 1992.

This is a true blue water cruising yacht, capable of world travel. The Hylas 49' is also a very successful bareboat charter boat. Click here to follow the link to the Hylas Yachts website to learn more about the boats.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-10"
LWL 39'-6"
Beam 14'-3"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 32,000 lbs
Ballast 14,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,051 sq ft

Design 2006 - Tortue

This aluminum sloop was built by Paasch Marine Services of Erie, Pennsylvania and launched in 1973. She was designed with a very powerful sail plan for light weather work in her anticipated cruising grounds near her home port, the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club of Ohio. She now makes her home in the Sea of Cortez.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 43'-8"
LWL 33'-6"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 5'-11"
Displacement 26,250 lbs
Ballast 13,000 lbs
Sail Area 980 sq ft

Design 2723 - M42 Sport Edition

This is a new addition to the Morris Yachts M42 model - the M42 Sport. It is essentially the M36 short deckhouse geometry on the M42 hull. It is inspired by those who love the M36 look and don't need the added headroom below.

Follow this link to access the Morris Yachts web page for this model: M42 web page

Click here to check out the video.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-3"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 5'-0" (shoal draft keel) 5'-9" (standard keel) 6'-11" (deep draft keel)
Displacement 16,279 lbs
Ballast 6,235 lbs
Sail Area 759 sq ft

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obsession - Design 2504

This 70' I.O.R. mini- maxi was built by Derecktor Shipyard and launched in 1986. She is built entirely of aluminum with the exception of the cockpit which is constructed of a Nomex/Kevlar sandwich. 22 in crew!

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 69'-8"
LWL 56'-8"
Beam 17'-6"
Draft 12'-2"
Displacement 65,682 lbs
Ballast 39,282 lbs