Saturday, June 18, 2011

Design 583 - Chiriqui

Although listed as a motorsailer in our plan files, this boat is clearly a sport fishing motoryacht to me, due to the relatively small amount of sail area. The real giveaway is that the drawing of her profile is in fact entitled Outboard Profile instead of Sail Plan. Also, please note the two fish fighting chairs in the cockpit.

Chiriqui was designed and built for Colonel Edwin M. Chance of Philadelphia. She was built by Morton Johnson of Bay Head, New Jersey and launched in 1946.

Here are the plans. I apologize that the general arrangement is not in very good condition.

This "proposed" arrangement for the lower deck is probably not what her final configuration was, but is probably pretty close, and readable.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 59'-7"
LWL 52'-6"
Beam 13'-10"
Draft 4'-9"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Design 66 - Starlight

This one is interesting. The client name listed is James B. Brickell. The address is Brickell Avenue of Miami and the year is 1935. Brickell is the family that essentially created Miami, Florida and I have to assume this is the grandson of Mary Brickell, the leading lady of the time.

The boat is a handsome cutter of typical early S&S style and proportions. She was constructed of wood by Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine and launched in '35 as I have said. Note there appears to be no auxiliary engine in this boat.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-0"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 6'-6"

Design 2254 - Pirana

This ocean racing yacht was built by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She is constructed of aluminum. The boat looks like a smart little racing yacht. Amenities below are minimal for weight savings. Pirana was launched in 1976.

The construction method was somewhat usual. The "T" bar longitudinals were installed with their flanges against the shell plating. PJ felt this would reduce deformation of the topsides during welding and reduce denting during her sailing life.

Light air performance was emphasized and she seems to be ghosting along nicely in the light air shown in these photographs.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-6"
LWL 33'-9"
Beam 12'-5"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 20,580 lbs
Ballast 9,756 lbs
Sail Area 951 sq ft

Preliminary Design - 120' Expedition Yacht

Here is a preliminary profile rendering for a 120' expedition "mother ship" to transport a 30' sport fish to and from the fishing grounds in comfort. The fish tender will be launched using a ramp system. More to follow as we develop this design.

She 33 - Design 2291

This little 1/2-tonner was produced by South Hants Engineering of England in fiberglass. The boat was introduced in 1978.

Here are the plans. The general arrangement shown is the cruising version. A racing layout was also offered.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 32'-1"
LWL 23'-11"
Beam 10'-7"
Draft 5'-5"
Displacement 6,250 lbs
Sail Area 397 sq ft

Design 2481-C1 - Z40

Back in March we posted an article about the Tartan 40. The Z40 was produced by Cantiere Navale Zuanelli of Italy and utilized the same hull and rig as the Tartan. It was only offered with a fixed deep keel. Production began in 1990 with 35 hulls built.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-3"
LWL 31'-7"
Beam 12'-9"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 17,250 lbs
Ballast 7,600 lbs
Sail Area 727 sq ft

Design 2455 - Sea Angel

Sea Angel was one of the first of the S&S "mega" motorsailers developed in the 1980s. She was built by Stephens Marine of Stockton, California, in aluminum. Modern sail handling was necessary due to the high loads experienced and these early boats generally sported in-mast furling (where today we use in-boom furling). She was launched in 1986. Sea Angel is a charter yacht operating out of California (I think). Click here to be taken to her website where you can see a number of interior images.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 88'-3"
LWL 68'-7"
Beam 20'-6"
Draft 8'-0" (board up) 15'-3" (board down)
Displacement 137,651 lbs
Ballast 31,574
Sail Area 2,890 sq ft

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Zimba - Design 2365

This 51' cruising sloop, named Zimba, was built for an experienced offshore sailor. She is constructed of aluminum. The boat was built by Paul E. Luke of East Boothbay, Maine and launched in the summer of 1979.

Design requirements specified a yacht which would provide all necessary cruising comforts and at the same time would perform well and be easy to control, without any considerations for any rating rule.

She has a fairly low displacement-length ratio of 210, generous keel and clean lines and as such she is fast to windward, reaching and running and handles well in heavy seas. The rudder is partially balanced behind her skeg which makes steering easy. This is an early example of that type of balanced rudder which is common today.

She currently makes her home port in England.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-10"
LWL 41'-9"
Beam 15'-0"
Draft 8'-6"
Displacement 33,200 lbs
Ballast 12,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,120 sq ft

More About Design 2769 - 32' Power Cruiser

Here's the general arrangement that goes along with that profile we posted last night. She's a very simple boat: pipe cots below, head, dinette under the hardtop and large sun pad over the engine. The concept is simply to have a platform for swimming, sunning and fishing, to have a simple meal and a place to change. She will be used for a very occasional over-nighter.

Design 2236 - Morning Cloud IV

Here is the final Morning Cloud designed by S&S for Sir Edward Heath. This particular yacht was launched the year following his term as Prime Minister. I was in England about 8 years ago with Olin Stephens and met him. We were down in Portsmouth at the Royal Naval Club and Sir Heath, who must have been 80 years old at the time, came down to pay his respects to Olin. It was touching to see two men so involved in different sides of yacht racing in their day saying hello after so many years. Here's an image from that time.

Olin Stephens & Sir Edward Heath

The design brief was to produce a boat with the minimum amount of joinery in order to save weight, a high ballast/displacement ratio, tall rig with high aspect ratio, running backstays and mid stay to support the lightest rig possible and an efficient layout for skipper and crew all to produce a boat with the best possible performance in ocean racing conditions.

Allday Aluminum, Ltd built the hull and deck and Camper & Nicholson, Ltd finished her. Both yards were located in Gosport, England. She was launched in 1975.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-0"
LWL 34'-4"
Beam 13'-3"
Draft 7'-4"
Displacement 23,820 lbs
Ballast 11,620 lbs
Sail Area 833 sq ft

Design 1599 - Salacia

This attractive sloop was designed to the R.O.R.C. Rule. She was built of local woods such as spotted gum and Huon pine by J. Muir of Hobart, Australia and launched in 1962. Unfortunately we have no images in our files.

Here is the general arrangement.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-11"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-10"
Draft 6'-9"
Displacement 25,856 lbs
Ballast 11,250 lbs
Sail Area 816 sq ft

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Design 2769 - 32' Power Cruiser

Here's the latest design currently on the boards. The design brief is for a retro looking powerboat to be used for "beach cruising" around Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. She will be single screw and built of wood (cold molded), most likely in Maine. More to follow as we develop the design.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 32'-0"
LWL 30'-8"
Beam 11'-2"

Dolphin 24 - Design 1497

The Dolphin 24 is just a great all around small cruising boat. And she's pretty to boot. Over 300 boats were built during a production run that lasted from 1959 through the early 1970s and built by at least 5 different boat building companies. The Yankee Dolphin, shown here is considered the best of the bunch.

There's a great little website about the boat. Access by clicking here.

Here are the plans.

And an interior image.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 24'-1"
LWL 19'-0"
Beam 7'-8"
Draft 2'-10" (board up) 5'-2" (board down)
Displacement 4,544 lbs
Ballast 1,650 lbs
Sail Area 297 sq ft

Design 181 - Mary Clyde

This could be the only gaff rigged yawl in our archives. Mary Clyde was built by W, J. Howell & Son of East Moriches, New York. She was launched in 1937. The image above shows her with a Marconi rig, which we designed for her in 1957 for retrofitting. Please review the sail plan below to see how she was as launched. She's a nice little shoal draft cruising boat with a comfortable three-berth layout and roomy cockpit.

Here are the plans. We pulled these scans from the microfiche files so they aren't perfect but sufficient.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-11"
LWL 26'-4
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 3'-0"
Sail Area 677 sq ft