Saturday, May 14, 2011

Continued Problems with blogger.com

Blogger.com continues to struggle to restore all posts worldwide that they pulled off the system on Thursday. They say they will restore these missing postings. We only lost three in the process, which is why Thursday is completely missing. If these don't appear by Monday I will simply re-post the articles.

Design 1742 - Clovelly II


For a company that is known for sailboat design I continue to be amazed by how many motoryachts I find in the archives. Check out this nice looking yacht. She was constructed of wood using typical S&S specifications: white oak for framing, mahogany planking and Everdur fasteners.

Clovelly II was built by Kenneth McAlpine & Son of Shelbourne, Nova Scotia for a Newfoundland resident. I can see in the file he used the boat to run from Newfoundland to Florida each season. The boat was launched in 1964.

She is powered by twin GM - 8V/71 diesels generating 308 hp each for a cruise speed of 12.5 knots. Maximum range at 11.2 knots is 800 nautical miles.

Interestingly the boat is "sheathed" in greenheart. The scientific name for greenheart is lignum vitae, an extremely dense (and heavy) wood used for a variety of uses such as tool making. The purpose was to allow passage through light ice conditions and to allow her to be laid up in the water in Newfoundland without damage. I suspect the greenheart was placed locally to a certain height above (and below) the waterline due to it's heavy weight.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 68'-0"
LWL 64'-0"
Beam 17'-0"
Draft 4'-10"
Displacement 87,424 lbs
Ballast 1,500 lbs

Friday, May 13, 2011

Design 1784-C1 - Jupiter


Although this is a sistership to design #1784, let's focus on her for a moment. Jupiter was built by T. K. Atkinson of Browns Bay, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, and launched in 1965. She was constructed of local woods using cold molded construction techniques. It has been said that by using care in her construction of both the hull and deck and her joinery the yard was able to shave 1,300 lbs from her weight and thus this weight was added to her ballast.


Here are the plans. My assumption is the "mark ups" found on the general arrangement have been drawn in after the fact and reflect what the boatbuilder actually constructed. Note the auxiliary engine below the cabin sole ingeniously connected to the propeller shaft by a chain drive system. She looks like a great cruiser/racer.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-7"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-9"
Displacement 22,600 lbs
Ballast 12,300 lbs
Sail Area 725 sq ft

Design 1782 - Beayondon


This big beautiful motorsailer was built by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was launched in 1966. The boat is constructed of aluminum. This is a size where aluminum is a great material and can provide some weight savings over other construction materials.

She is powered by a single GM 12V-71 marine diesel generating 504 hp at 2,300 rpm for a top speed of 12 knots under power.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 82'-6"
LWL 63'-8"
Beam 17'-10"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 81,700 lbs
Ballast 18,000 lbs
Sail Area 2,580 sq ft

Problems with blogger.com

It seems that www.blogger.com, where this blog resides, has had a major problem starting yesterday. If anyone has noticed they have removed the 3 postings from yesterday and the site has been "read only" since yesterday up until about an hour ago. They have apparently removed all postings from ALL blogs from yesterday (wow). I have been told these will be put back up so I will not re-post them now but will move ahead and we'll see if they miraculously reappear in the next 24 hours.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design 1293 - Glory


Glory was built by the Morton Johnson Shipyard of Bay Head, New Jersey. She is a very typical S&S centerboarder, built of wood. She was launched in 1957. This boat is a refinement of this clients' previous boat, Windward (design #1203), also an S&S design.

A sistership was built for a repeat customer from South America but I can't tell where she was built.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-7"
LWL 29'-6"
Beam 11'-10"
Draft 4'-6"
Displacement 22,035 lbs
Ballast 6,575 lbs
Sail Area 883 sq ft

Design 126 - Zeearend


There are numerous stories about this famous yacht. She was built by De Vries of Amsterdam and launched in 1936. Here's how it came to be. The boat was commissioned by Claes Bruynzeel of Holland. Many will know him and his company as a supplier of Marine plywood, which is still in operation today.

Rod Stephens had been campaigning Stormy Weather in Europe and just won the Fastnet Race of 1935. He was in Amsterdam with Stormy Weather and was headed south the following day. Mr. Bruynzeel noticed he would have to traverse the North Sea Channel and as Stormy Weather had no engine at the time (Rod had removed it for the Fastnet Race as superfluous weight!), Mr. Bruynzeel offered Rod a tow, using his own large ketch. In any event the next day Mr. Bruynzeel found Rod already departed and he watched him tacking out the channel. Rod estimated he made about 150 tacks to clear the channel. As a result Mr. Bruynzeel never caught up to Stormy Weather. He ordered a new design the following day over lunch with Rod.

Here are the plans.


I apologize that the general arrangement is a poor copy. We pulled this off of a microfiche file we had on hand.


Here's another good story. The original Zeearend ended up wasting away tied to a barge in some backwater down in Maryland. The boat sat for months and months completely ignored. So one day a yard worker decided to go onboard, have a look and make sure she was okay. Apparently the main companionway ladder had been removed and put into storage. The yard man jumped down from the cockpit and went right through the cabin sole and right on through the bottom of the boat! The boat sank on the spot pulling the adjacent barge to which she was tied right down with her. All of the hardware was salvaged and that was the end of the original Zeearend.

Anyway, about 20 years ago the descendants of the Bruynzeel family contacted us and discussed building an exact copy of their fathers' boat. I told them that as their father had already paid for the design there would be no royalty charge, which is our normal practice when an existing design is used for new construction. I also mentioned what I knew about the original hardware sitting at yard such-and-such and what had happened to the original boat. My understanding is they were able to purchase the original hardware, binnacle, and so forth and that this is all installed on the new boat.

Here's an image of the new boat at a stage of partial construction. I have included it as the deckhouse/cockpit geometry in very interesting.


By the way, the name means sea eagle in Dutch.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 54'-8"
LWL 40'-0"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 8'-4"
Displacement 45,260 lbs
Sail Area 1,250 sq ft

Design 1965 - Hinckley 38


The Hinckley 38 was developed in 1968. It is sometimes referred to as the Pilot 38, although not it's official name. It's a great boat. One can clearly see some trademark Hinckley features coming into their model lineup such as the identifiable side glass. The boat is built of fiberglass. I believe it is the first Hinckley to be built with separate rudder (and trim tab). Also note the auxiliary diesel completely below the cabin sole.

The production run was short, lasting from 1968-1970, with 28 boats built.

Here are the plans.


It's a nice shape. Here are the Lines.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 37'-6"
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 13,920 lbs
Ballast 6,000 lbs
Sail Area 618 sq ft

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Design 1961 - Tarantella


It's very easy to love a bright finished boat. This beautiful example of a boat designed for R.O.R.C. Racing was built by Cantieri Carlini of Rimini, Italy. She is obviously constructed of wood and was launched in 1969.

She was built at the same time as another R.O.R.C. racing yacht, Patricia III (design #1963) which was built at Sangermani, and the boats spent a great deal of time competing against one another in the Mediterranean. More about Patricia III in a future posting.

Here's a peek at her shape.


Note the interesting configuration of her twin deckhouses.


Here are the plans.


Oh by the way, she is currently for sale (asking price €470,000).

Principal Dimensions
LOA 54'-3"
LWL 39'-6"
Beam 14'-6"
Draft 8'-4"
Displacement 37,630 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,346 sq ft


Lady Sail - Design 2237


This big ketch was built by Cantieri Sangermani of Lavagna, Italy. She was constructed using cold molded Epoxy methods and she was launched in 1976. The design brief listed an important requirement of having the ability to motor at 12 knots in smooth water. To achieve this speed, aside from her great waterline length, she is power by a 510 hp MTU 331 GV-1C marine diesel. As such she is described as a high powered auxiliary ketch. This is a very distinctive looking vessel.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 84'-0"
LWL 68'-3"
Beam 19'-2"
Draft 10'-10"
Displacement 121,850 lbs
Ballast 25,000 lbs
Sail Area 2,610 sq ft

Design 2482 - Lacoste 42/Defour 42


Developed by Michael Dufour this fiberglass production yacht was built by Chantiers Yachting of France as the Lacoste 42. The model was introduced during the Paris Boat Show of 1985.

The boat line was actually developed in great part for the Lacoste clothing brand. Even today, looking at the brand we find reference to this yacht line. From the Spring 2011 Lacoste line we find: Lacoste presents four classic styles from its footwear archive for its Spring/Summer 2011 Lacoste 42 collection. Inspired by the 42 yacht created for the brand in 1985, the four styles include the Broadwick Vulc, Cabestan Twin Cup, Chevel High and Rene Lacoste.

It looks like after the initial "flash in the pan" of a Lacoste branded yacht, production shifted to Dufour Yachts officially. 12 yachts were built during the production run which ended in 1991.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-2"
LWL 35'-9"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 16,538 lbs
Ballast 7,124 lbs
Sail Area 748 sq ft

Monday, May 9, 2011

Desin 2429 - Orion Iru


This cold molded racing yacht was purpose built for the OSTAR Race of 1984. The OSTAR is a Transatlantic race that sails east to west and is held every four years. This sure seems like a lot of boat to sail highhandedly but her owner obviously had more than the OSTAR in mind in designing her.

The boat is cold molded using Epoxy construction techniques with mahogany for laminated frames and floors and hull plating. The deck and superstructure are built of fiberglass covered plywood. She was built by Carabela S.L. of Barcelona, Spain and launched in 1983.

For those that are fluent in Spanish here's an article about the boat.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-10"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 12'-1"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 28,195 lbs
Ballast 13,500 lbs
Sail Area 978 sq ft

Design 2079-6T - Splash


Here's a boat that has flown somewhat under the radar. She was built by Cantieri Sangermani of Italy. The design was developed for Nautor Swan as the Swan 48, built by Nautor in Finland but marketed in America as the Palmer Johnson 48'. This particular boat was developed for wood construction and launched by Sangermani in 1973. I didn't have her on our Sangermani-built boat list for some reason. She is an absolute beauty and is currently for sale (asking price €300,000).


Here are the plans.

Here are some interior images.

Galley/Nav - View to Salon

Nav Station

Main Salon

Aft Cabin

And some deck details.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-1"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 13'-7"
Draft 7'-9"
Displacement 33,700 lbs
Ballast 14,100 lbs
Sail Area 1,059 sq ft