Friday, March 25, 2011

More on 130' Spirit of Tradition


Here's a follow up to my posting of July 15 regarding our 130' spirit of tradition, here's a perspective rending showing underbody and appendages. Double click for zoom. Next week I'll post some more information and a general arrangement and deck plan.

Design 1780 - Firebrand (and others)

Images Courtesy Beken of Cowes

This is a very typical R.O.R.C. racing yacht, named Firebrand. A bunch of these boats were built by various builders. This is right at the point in time when separate rudders were coming into fashion so the boats built to this design were from modified plans with separate rudder. Other modification were made to differentiate the boats, mostly with changes to the deckhouse geometry.


Here are the plans to Firebrand.


And here's a general arrangement for one of the others, with the separate rudder (and modified deckhouse, reverse transom, etc).


Principal Dimensions
LOA 43'-3"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-4"
Displacement 22,400 lbs
Ballast 11,000 lbs
Sail Area 725 sq ft

Hilaria - Design 1014


I just love these boats with the open hard dodger. What a great protected place to hang out on a long distance passage. This beauty was built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and launched in 1953.

Dodger Detail

Here are the plans.



Here's an early article from Yachting magazine.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-0"
LWL 40'-5"
Beam 14'-0"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 48,300 lbs
Ballast 14,925 lbs
Sail Area 1,524 sq ft

More About Phoenix - Design 145


Here's a famous commuter from our boards that has spent the last 30 years on the West Coast. Pursuant to my previous posting, and as a result of our urging the owner to do so, she has been trucked across country to a well respected boatyard that specializes in classic yachts on the coast of Maine.

The owner has had a change of plans and is now reluctantly (but very aggressively) selling the boat. This represents a real opportunity for a new owner to put her through the restoration she deserves and own a fantastic classic commuter. IPS drives anyone? We have also done some styling exercises with a raised wheelhouse instead of the open bridge.

The boat was built by Consolidated Shipbuilding in 1937.

Here are the plans.


The boat is now priced at $250,000 after a further price reduction. Click here to see the listing.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-8"
LWL 63'-4"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 3'-6"

Design 220 - Wakiva


This prewar beauty was built by Jakobson of Oyster Bay, New York and launched in 1938. She is typical of the big 70' yawls of the period. The boat was requisitioned by the Navy during World War II, then returned to private use. She has had numerous owners and names over the years: Wakiva, Kitty Hawk, Petrel, Congaree, and Orient.

It is somewhat interesting to see a centerboard on a boat with deep draft, and this allowed for adjustment of sailing balance on all conditions.

Built primarily as a cruising boat, she has a decent race record including participating in the following Bermuda Races:
1948, 6th in class A out of 15 yachts
1950, 8th in class A out of 18 yachts
1952, 12th in class A out of 19 yachts
1956, 12th in class A out of 21 yachts
1960, 17th in class A out of 22 yachts
1962, 8th in class A out of 27 yachts
1964, 13th in class A out of 26 yachts

Here are the plans.


Just for information's sake, here's a nice set of joiner sections penned by Rod Stephens.


Principal Characteristics
LOA 70'-3"
LWL 49'-6"
Beam 15'-2"
Draft 9'-0"
Sail Area 2,250 sq ft

Even More About Silver Lining - Design 2572-C3


Here is the latest image of Silver Lining, the 102' aluminum sloop just launched in Thailand. Click here for my previous posting about this boat. Congratulations to her owner.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Design 2604 - Bandera


Bandera is a custom 57' yawl built by the Hinckley Company and launched in 1994. The boat was designed and built for a circumnavigation by the owner's family which she completed within two years of her launch. She has been used by her owner and charter guests ever since between Maine and the Caribbean.

The boat has been undergoing a major refit at the Morris Yachts Service Yard which includes replacing defective core in her underbody. At the same time the decison was made to replace her skeg hung rudder with a carbon spade rudder. After a complete paint job, she is due to launch in a few weeks time.

Here's a shot of her interior.

Main Salon

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-0"
LWL 42'-6"
Beam 15'-6'
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 45,000 lbs
Ballast 21,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,539 sq ft


Design 204 - Orient


This is another case where we don't possess any good images but nonetheless this boat is worth some study. The profile is very beautiful and I really like the geometry of the deckhouse and the aggressive windows.

Orient was built by the Wing-on-Shing Shipyard of Hong Kong and launched in 1938.

Here are the plans.


And an article from Yachting magazine.


It is not the original owner who brought so much fame to this yacht but her second owner, Tim Mosely of San Fransisco who would sail her to victory in major West Coast races, starting in 1955. Mosley was the father of the Barient Winch Company and he used Orient for a test bed. The boat still carries a set of Barient prototype winches. An interesting aside is that the owner of Baruna (design #222) was so interested in the winches that he ordered a set for his own boat and decided to go into business with Mosely. The name Barient is a combination of the names Baruna and Orient. How's that for yachting trivia?

Principal Dimensions
LOA 63'-5"
LWL 44'-0"
Beam 14'-1"
Draft 8'-7"
Displacement 54,000 lbs
Ballast 23,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,845 sq ft

Design 2014 - Aqua 30


This little 1/2 tonner was built on a production basis by Aquafibre International Yachts of England, starting in 1969. Also known as the S&S 30, these are tough little boats were built of solid frp and under Lloyd's supervision. These boats were also sold in America and marketed as the PJ-30 (Palmer Johnson).

Here are the plans.


It's a nice looking set of Lines.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 29'-11"
LWL 20'-0"
Beam 9'-0"
Draft 5'-5"
Displacement 6,492 lbs
Ballast 3,120 lbs
Sail Area 393 sq ft

Design 1492 - Explorer


This sport fisherman was designed for use in the Mediterranean. The boat was built by Freeport Point Shipyard of Freeport, Long Island and launched in the summer of '59. She is powered by twin GM Series 71 diesels, producing a maximum speed of 10.5 knots and a cruising speed of 9 knots. Unfortunately we have no images of this nice looking boat.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


And here's an article from Yachting magazine, from 1959.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 49'-2"
LWL 45'-6"
Beam 14'-6"
Draft 4'-1"
Displacement 43,968 lbs

Design 264 - Voyager Class


This design is a very early model which was introduced based on production mentality. Meaning the builder, George Lawley of Neponset, Massachusetts was looking for efficiencies (economies in price) by building multiple boats concurrently. And I believe it was quite successful.

The boat was introduced in 1939 as a yawl. The design was thoroughly tank tested at the Stevens Institute of New Jersey. She was promoted as a boat which was available with crew quarters but one that could be easily maintained without a paid hand.

1940 saw further refinement in the interior layout and a sloop rig version was developed.

By the way take a close look at that image at the top of this article (double click for zoom). I believe that's Rod at the helm and Olin just forward of the mizzen, with his back to the camera (in the trench coat).

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-3"
LWL 30'-1"
Beam 10'-7"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 25,000 lbs
Ballast 9,500 lbs
Sail Area 900 sq ft

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Design 819 - Maraa


This particular design is of interest. She was designed for Cornelius Crane of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Crane was in fact a fairly accomplished explorer. This yacht was to be used an an expeditionary boat for travel to the South Pacific.

Crane is also the adoptive grandfather of the comedian Chevy Chase (whose full name is Cornelius Crane Chevy Chase), meaning his mother was the adopted daughter of Crane.

The boat is designed as first and foremost a power vessel. The sails are primarily used for steadying purposes. I believe the pole shown on the sail plan is for a "flopper stopper". She was built by the Freeport Point Shipyard of Long Island and launched in 1948.

Here are the plans.


And an article from The Rudder magazine. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-0"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 12'-7"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 31,500 lbs
Ballast 1,500 (lead shoe)
Sail Area 477 sq ft

Design 1524 - Cabrillo


This aluminum passenger ferry was designed for the Catalina Island Sightseeing Lines of Wilmington, California. She was built by the Chaffee Machine Company of San Diego, California and launched in 1960.

The vessel was designed for year-round daily service between Wilmington and Catalina Island, approximately 21 miles off shore. At the time of her launch it was said she was the largest all-aluminum passenger carrying vessel licensed for ocean going service. She is certified to carry 110 passengers.


She is powered by twin GM 12V-71 Detroit Diesels generating 456 hp each for a cruising speed of 16.5 knots. She achieved a maximum speed of 19.75 knots during her sea trials.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-3"
LWL 61'-9"
Beam 18'-6"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 84,000 lbs