Saturday, July 2, 2011

Design 1741 - Al Nair III

Image Courtesy of Beken of Cowes

We've previously posted articles about two other yachts for this same owner, Al Nair II and Al Nair IV, designs #1386-C2 and #1906, respectively. Here's Al Nair III. Like the other Al Nairs, she was built by Cantiere Carlini of Rimini, Italy and launched in 1964. Construction is of Iroko for backbone, Acacia for frames and she is single planked in mahogany. Fasteners are of Everdur.

Al Nair III is beautifully laid out as a cruising boat, yet she was used as a racing yacht, winning for example the Italian Points Championship of 1964 and placing 4th in the Fastnet Race of 1965 as but two examples of her racing success.

Note her fantastic interior arrangement, with the galley split amidships, the small seat for the chart table doing double duty as a galley counter on starboard, and the little passageway to the aft cabin. To my eyes, this is an ideal cabin plan and one of the nicest I've seen in a yacht of this size, for any purpose.

Also note the extended but low bridge deck which allows not only headroom in the aft cabin, but portlights for light and air. This doesn't detract from her pretty profile in the slightest. And just look at the number of Dorade ventilators; I count 8 plus 13 portlights to ensure good light and proper ventilation.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 47'-6"
LWL 34'-6"
Beam 12'-2"
Draft 7'-5"
Displacement 30,030 lbs
Ballast 12,090 lbs
Sail Area 983 sq ft

Friday, July 1, 2011

All This and Sailing Too - Giveaway

We normally stage these giveaways to drive people to our blog spot but here's a giveaway just for our blog followers. All This and Sailing Too is the Olin Stephens biography published in 1999. It's well written, humble and informative.

Simply send us an email to: com with Book Giveaway in the subject line and your contact info in the body of the email and we will put your name in the drawing. We'll be giving away 2 copies. The drawing will be held on July 15th.

It's a very small token of appreciation for our blog readers.

Design 1942 - Sagitta 20

We've previously posted articles on two other Sagitta models: the Sagitta 26 and the Sagitta 35. This 20'er is just a neat little boat with a lot of style. The boat was built by Royal Systems Yacht Yard of Denmark and introduced in 1968. She is constructed of solid fiberglass for the hull and fiberglass with balsa core for the deck. The result is a big volume 20'er.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 20'-2"
LWL 17'-6"
Beam 7'-8"
Draft 3'-10"
Displacement 3,660 lbs
Ballast 1,700 lbs
Sail Area 231 sq ft

Design 2232, C1 & C5 - Mach II, Peanut Brittle and Leonore

Peanut Brittle

Three boats were built to this design for the one-tonner class. Two were built by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. These aluminum racing yachts were minimalist racing machines. The first, Mach II was launched in 1975.

Here are the plans for Mach II and Peanut Brittle.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-3"
LWL 27'-11"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-4"
Displacement 13,213 lbs
Ballast 6,090 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 619 sq ft

Leonore was built by Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York. She is also constructed of aluminum. She was launched in 1975. She was a slightly modified version of the previous two boats and is much more of a cruiser-racer.


Here are the plans for Leonore.

Principal Dimensions for Leonore
LOA 38'-3"
LWL 27'-1"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 13,278 lbs
Ballast 6,000 lbs
Sail Area 653 sq ft

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Design 1198 - Aventura

Aventura was built in Brazil and launched in 1955. I believe she was built by an amateur builder (home built). Here she is being launched off the beach. Great image. How they got her off that truck is another matter.

To save design fees a proven design was used and in this case it was Finisterre, design #1054, with a few minor changes.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-8"
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 3'-11" (board up) 7'-4" (board down)
Displacement 18,640 lbs
Ballast 5,860 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 713 sq ft

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spookie - Design 153

Spookie was built by Lemos Brothers of Riverside, Rhode Island. She was launched in 1937. What can I say? She's a beautiful low, narrow classic.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-4"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 10'-4"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 25,466 lbs
Sail Area 958 sq ft

Design 2269 - Sirona

Here's a very interesting design that one of our brokers brought to my attention yesterday. It is our attempt at an ultra light displacement "sled" for West Coast racing. There are a couple of notable design features such as the very small amount of rocker in her underbody, her extremely low ballast/displacement ratio (28%) and the location of her engine.

The boat was built of aluminum by Paul Luke of East Boothbay, Maine. She was launched in 1977.

These articles tell the story well. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 58'-5"
LWL 46'-0"
Beam 17'-1"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 27,330 lbs
Ballast 7,700 lbs
Sail Area 1,470 sq ft

Design 976 - Barracuda II - Model

Yesterday I posted a brief article about Barracuda II. Here's an image of a full model we found in the files that shows her deck configuration well.

Design 1900 - Cheoy Lee Sigma 38

The Sigma 38 was designed for Cheoy Lee Yachts of Hong Kong, as a production blue water cruiser. The boats were heavily built to Lloyd's approved drawings and subject to Lloyd's survey under construction. The boat was introduced in 1967.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-4"
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 10'-3"
Draft 5'-11"
Displacement 18,100 lbs
Ballast 7,700 lbs
Sail Area 651 sq ft

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Design 2047 - N29

This 1/2-tonner fiberglass production yacht was manufactured by Northern Yacht, Ltd. of Ajax, Ontario. Production began in 1971. The boat was designed as a cruiser-racer with the family in mind.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 29'-0"
LWL 21'-3"
Beam 9'-0"
Draft 4'-6"
Displacement 7,250 lbs
Ballast 3,750
Sail Area 396 sq ft

Design 976 - Barracuda II

This is one of the big great yawls to come out of Sweden. She is a stunning yacht. Built by the Bengt Plym Yard of Saltsjobaden, Sweden, she was launched in 1953.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-10"
LWL 45'-0"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 8'-3"
Displacement 60,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,955 sq ft

Monday, June 27, 2011

Design 2065-C1 - Yankee 26

Here's another design where an existing hull shape was used for a new production yacht. In January we posted an article about a 1/4-tonner built by South Hants Marine - the She 27. The same hull shape was used for the Yankee 26. Production ran from 1973 until Yankee Yachts ceased operation in 1975.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions

LOA 26'-0"
LWL 20'-5"
Beam 8'-8"
Draft 4'-9"
Displacement 5,355 lbs
Ballast 2,150 lbs
Sail Area 298 sq ft

Design 2276-C1 - Orion 35

Back in January we posted an article about the Pari 34. The Orion utilizes the same hull form but with a redesigned deck and interior. Where the Pari 34 was cold molded, the Orion was built of fiberglass. Here's a brief article that tells the story. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

This 3/4 tonner is quite beamy (almost 11') and has a 47' ballast/displacement ratio which produces a very stiff boat. In addition she has low wetted surface and along with her tall rig should be a boat that sails well in light air.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 34'-6"
LWL 28'-9"
Beam 10'-10"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 9,895 lbs
Ballast 4,700 lbs
Sail Area 512 sq ft

Design 35 - Edlu

Edlu was built by Henry B. Nevins of City Island, New York and launched in 1934. She was designed and built for Rudolph J. Schaefer. She is a very typical design for the period from this office. Edlu was a notorious race winner.

Here's a nice letter from her owner. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

She was reconfigured in 1936 as a yawl. I have attached an image with her new rig. Her ballast was also increased to compensate for the additional sail area.

It looks like she was again re-rigged in 1963. Here's the revised sail plan. Looks like the bowsprit was reduced in length. Note the potential hard dodger shown.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 56'-2"
LWL 40'-0"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 7'-10"
Displacement 47,100 lbs
Sail Area 1,143 sq ft