Saturday, April 30, 2011

Design 1792 - Arteko


Here's a design I've never even seen before which I found rooting around in the archives. Nice looking boat. She was built by the Mallorca Yacht & Boat Construction Association of Puerto Pollensa, Spain and launched in 1965.

She seems to be an offspring of Firebrand, design #1780, but with a trunk cabin. In addition the counter and transom have been modified.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 41'-7"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-9"
Displacement 22,400 lbs
Ballast 10,800 lbs
Sail Area 725 sq ft


Friday, April 29, 2011

Design 1493 - Zarabanda


This little sloop was designed for Geoffrey Pattinson, rear Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club of England and built by Tucker Brown of Burnham on Crouch, England. She was designed under the R.O.R.C. Rule.

Launched in 1960 she was destined for immediate shipment to Australia to compete in the Syndey-Hobart Race of that year. Here is a published report regarding that race. Please double click for zoom.


The design is interesting in a couple of details. The short forward overhang seems to have necessitated the use of the bow sprit and must have been done to obtain a favorable rating. Placing the ice box in the cockpit is somewhat unusual but has some logic. One only accessed the box to get what one is about to eat or drink. By placing it in the cockpit it makes it very easy to load (and to drain above the waterline) and gains valuable space below. One could argue the box could have been placed where the chart table is and used as such but perhaps there is a swinging stool and foot space there instead.

Here are the plans.


The Lines are quite pleasant with a powerful turn of the bilge and a nice run aft (see buttocks below).


Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-5"
LWL 28'-0"
Beam 10'-3"
Draft 5'-11"
Displacement 18,600 lbs
Ballast 7,000 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 699 sq ft

Design 1579 - Discoverer


Back in March we posted an article about design #1492, sport fisherman Explorer. This beauty is a larger version built for the same client and by the same shipyard, Freeport Point Shipyard of Freeport Point, Long Island, New York. The boat was launched in 1960.

Here's a brief newspaper article about the boat, that tells the story. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


I've posted the Lines as they are really quite nice.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-0"
LWL 61'-4"
Beam 16'-6"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 79,744 lbs
Max Speed 13 knots

Design 1657-C1 - Chris Craft Caribbean 35


Yesterday I posted an article about the Chris Craft 35 which was introduced in 1962. This design is an offspring of that design. Introduced in 1969 the same hull mold was used although the sheer looks somewhat different to me so perhaps the same hull mold was modified slightly.

The boat is described as a "motorsailer", available in both sloop and ketch rig configurations.

Here are the plans.


Here are a couple of interior images.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-2"
LWL 28'-6"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 4'-8"
Displacement 18,000 lbs
Ballast 5,000 lbs
Sail Area 577 sq ft (sloop) 625 sq ft (ketch)


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Design 2152 - 6-Meter Pacemaker


A blog reader asked us to post some information about this design. Pacemaker was designed for John Taylor to compete in the 1972 Australian American Challenge. She was built by William Barnett of Australia and launched in 1972. I confess I pinched the image above from the North American Six-Meter Association website so thank you to whoever took this shot.

It's clear from the correspondence that the owner had a lot of experience sailing Toogie V, design #2032, and had a lot of input such as suggesting the elimination of the trim tab, a smaller headsail and even hull shape and Olin seemed to agree with his comments and as such they were incorporated into the design you see here.

The boat is now located in the Puget Sound area, has been renamed Hooroo and is undergoing restoration.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-4"
LWL 23' -11"
Beam 5'-6"
Draft 6'-2"
Displacement 9,572 lbs
Ballast 7,326 lbs
Sail Area 486 sq ft

Design 1648 - Mustang 17


This 17' centerboard dinghy was developed for Tidewater Boats of Annapolis, primarily as a sailing school boat. In an effort to have a safer boat for beginner sailors, the centerboard is heavily ballasted with 200 lbs of lead. This makes her less susceptible to capsize. It's a clever design wherein the board will always remain extended when capsized (which reportedly makes her "self righting") but allows the board to spring up if it strikes an object such as the bottom.

Here are the plans.


Here's a brief article from Popular Boating magazine from 1965.


And the brochure.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 17'-0"
LWL 15'-6"
Beam 6'-6"
Draft 5'-0" (board down)
Weight 800 lbs
Sail Area 170 sq ft (100% fore triangle) 209 sq ft (genoa)


Chris Craft 35 - Design 1657


Of the many projects that were developed for Chris Craft this one in particular is interesting in that it is the very first sailboat to be produced by them. How this came to be is simply that Cornelius Shields, the famous yachtsman, and his investment firm purchased a majority stake in Chris Craft Corporation. It has been said that Chris Craft was "as contemptuous of sailing yachts as Corny Shields was of Stinkpots. He didn't force them as the story goes, he just tried to convince them [to build sailboats]." The year was 1962. A total of 62 yachts were built to this design during the production run.


Here are the sail and arrangement plans.


Here's an early article. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-0"
LWL 28'-6"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 4'-8"
Displacement 18,112 lbs
Ballast 5,000 lbs
Sail Area 563 sq ft


Design 297 - Privateer Class


This early example of a "stock" design was developed in 1939 at the urging of Drake Sparkman. I am not exactly sure of how many of these boats were built. We have confirmation of three boats for sure: Rattlesnake built by George Lawley & Son of Neponset, Massachusetts and launched in 1940, Rowdy built by William Stone & Son of Oakland, California launched in 1941, and Bonanza, builder unknown.

Here are the plans.


And an early article. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-4"
LWL 24'-6"
Beam 8'-10"
Draft 5'-3"
Displacement 14,224 lbs
Ballast 5,500 lbs (outside) 370 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 523 sq ft

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Design 1195 - Little Viking


This power cruiser was constructed by the Burmester Shipyard (now Lurssen) of Germany in 1965 for an American customer. She is constructed of wood.

Power is generated by twin Chrysler Imperial gasoline engines producing 200 hp each for a top speed of 16 knots.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


Here are a couple of articles from the period. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-6"
LWL 44'-2"
Beam 13'-6"
Draft 3'-3"
Displacement 32,000 lbs

Eaglet - Design 29


Here is a nice looking little shoal draft sloop designed specifically for Duxbury Bay in Massachusetts. For those of you who don't know it, Duxbury is located on the South Shore of Boston, just north of Plymouth. It's a tidal estuary that has a mean low water generally around 2'. There is a narrow channel that takes one in to the local mooring field and yacht club.

Although the sailing depth is difficult it has preserved the bay as an absolutely pristine area with shell-fishing, aquaculture, multitudes of eel grass and exceptional fishing. Boats designed specifically for Duxbury through the years are all shallow draft centerboarders or shoal draft vessels and usually a lot smaller than this boat.

I apologize the image above is out of focus but that is the only image we have on file for this boat. Eaglet was built of wood by Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine for the commodore of the Duxbury Yacht Club with the idea that she would be the first of a class of boats. She was launched in 1934.

Here's an article from The Rudder magazine from the period.


Here are the plans.


Although a little long-winded, here's a great letter from what appears to be the brother of the owner of this boat regarding her sailing qualities. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 29'-2"
LWL 20'-8"
Beam 8'-3"
Draft 3'-6"
Sail Area 391 sq ft