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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Design 1873 - DEB 33


This fiberglass production yacht was developed for Deacons Boatyard, located at Bursledon on the Hamble in Hampshire, England. The boat was developed as a family boat first and foremost, but with racing in mind, a cruiser/racer in the true (if not frugal) sense of the word. The fiberglass fabrication was done at Tyler Boat Company, nearby to the yard.

The boat was introduced in 1969, and about 50 boats were built during the production run.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-5"
LWL 24'-0"
Beam 10'-4"
Draft 3'-7" (board up) 6'-7" (board down)
Displacement 12,500 lbs
Ballast 5,200 lbs
Sail Area 490 sq ft


Friday, July 22, 2011

Design 7 - Dorade


Today we were up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, taking a look at the ongoing restoration of Dorade, design #7. The work looks first rate and includes a new engine (the previous owner ran the boat with no engine), new rudder, brand new main and mizzen masts, booms, and various upgrades.

The work is being done under the direction of Joe Loughborough of Loughborough Marine Interests who is a "can do" project manager. Joe oversaw the restoration of another famous S&S classic, Skylark. the new spars are being built by Peter Cassidy of Buzzards Bay Yacht Services. Peter was involved with her previous restoration.

She will be launched in early August. Look for her at her first outing, the Opera House Cup Regatta.

Design 1770 - Ta'Aroa Images


Back in January we posted an article about a beautiful racing yacht named Ta'Aroa. The owner was kind enough to send us these images. All images courtesy of Terry Fong, marine photographer. Thanks for sending these.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design 1226 - Northern Light


This handsome centerboarder was built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany. She was launched in 1956, constructed of wood using very typical S&S specifications: white oak for framing, double planked of mahogany over cedar and silicon bronze for fasteners.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-9"
LWL 29'-6"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 4'-3"
Displacement 22,400 lbs
Ballast 6,500 lbs
Sail Area 847 sq ft

Design 2058 - Morning Cloud II


This is the second Morning Cloud designed for Sir Edward Heath. She is a relatively small boat but met the requirements of the Admiral's Cup. She is constructed of wood and was built by the Clare Lallow yard of Cowes, England and launched in 1971. The boat was quite competitive. Rod Stephens spent the first couple of weeks sailing with her right after her launch getting the bugs out.

Here are the plans.


Here are a couple of nice details. Note the genoa tracks.


And I like the trim tab control shown here.


Interestingly, this is the exact same hull shape as used for the Huisman 41, design #2058-C9, with a cruising deck and interior and built of aluminum. Click here for more information.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-8"
LWL 31'-8"
Beam 12'6"
Draft 6'-9"
Displacement 22,520 lbs
Ballast 11,000 lbs
Sail Area 725 sq ft

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Design 2614 - Sagamore


This IMS Maxi was built of high tech composites (primarily carbon fiber) by Yachting Developments of New Zealand. She was launched 1995.

Here are the plans. Note the general arrangement is showing two layouts. The interior is flexible in that a partial cruising interior can be installed when needed.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 81'-2"
LWL 68'-11"
Beam 18'-11"
Draft 14'-1"
Displacement 65,135 lbs


More on Seawanhaka 21ft Class - Design 282


Last week we posted some information about design #282, the Seawanhaka 21ft Class. Here are a couple of additional renderings.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 31'-0"
LWL 21'-0"
Beam 6'-7"
Draft 4'-6"
Sail Area 357 sq ft

Design 2060 - Tartan 46/48


The Tartan 46 was introduced in 1972 as a big fiberglass production yacht that would rate well under I.O.R. but also be an excellent cruising boat. The production run ended in 1974 with just 8 boats being built. The boats were heavily built and with 14' of beam provided an enormous living space below.


Here are the plans.


Here's an interior shot.


A ketch (as well as yawl) version was developed with traditional transom. 6 of these were built as well. Here's the sail plan for the ketch.

Here's an image of the ketch.


A centerboard model was also added to the lineup.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-8" (Tartan 46) 48'-2" (Tartan 48)
LWL 36'-0"
Beam 14'-0"
Draft 7'-7"
Displacement 29,443 lbs
Ballast 15,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,053 sq ft


Follow Up to Swan 40 - Design 2025


The owner of Swan 40 - hull #9 was kind enough to send us these images of his beautiful boat. Thanks for sending these. Great looking boat.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Design 2025 - Swan 40

Image Courtesy of S&S Swan Association

This is the 4th design prepared for Nautor Swan of Finland. The Swan 40 was introduced in 1970. The production run lasted until 1972 with 51 boats delivered. It's a great looking boat and is still a great value on the used boat market.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-6"
LWL 28'-6"
Beam 10'-10"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 15,776 lbs
Ballast 9,200 lbs
Sail Area 706 sq ft

Design 65 - Penrith


Here we have another design we don't know much about. Penrith was built by the Nelson Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland. She was launched in 1936.

Here are the plans. They're not great copies as we pulled these from our microfiche files.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 43'-11"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 10'-11"
Draft 5'-11"
Sail Area 934 sq ft

Falcon in Marblehead - Halifax Race 2011

NY32s Siren (left) & Falcon (right)
Image Courtesy Billy Black

This just in from Castine, Maine:

Press release 7/19/2011
For immediate release
Local Sailboat Wins Four Prizes in Halifax Race Ocean Race

Falcon, a 1936 New York 32 Class yacht took three first place trophies including first in fleet for ORR (Offshore Racing Rule) Division and the “Over the Hill Gang” trophy. The seventy-five year old sloop took part in the fastest race in the 109 year history of the ocean race that started July 10 at Marblehead and finished 46 hours later in Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor, a distance of 432 miles.

Falcon’s first race was the Bermuda Race of 1936. She has campaigned for years in classic yacht races on the Maine coast. Maine sailors on her crew for the race were Matt Murphy of Penobscot, Greg Smith of Surrey, Tom Lunde of Orrs Island, Chris Miller of Castine and Bob Scott also of Castine and skipper of Falcon.

For race start photos go to Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race 2011.

Sasha in Transatlantic Race - Design 1988


This from the (Sailing) Scuttlebutt Europe this morning:

Newport, R.I. USA: Experiencing the roughest weather conditions of any yacht in the Transatlantic Race 2011, Sasha, skippered by Albrecht and Erika Peters (Munich, Germany), crossed the finish line at The Lizard at 20:10 UTC on 17 July. At sea for over 22 days, the husband and wife team sailed their 1970 Sparkman & Stephens-designed wooden yacht with another couple, Christine Beech and Ron Melton of Picton, New Zealand. With Sasha's finish, all 26 of the yachts which left Newport, R.I. over the course of three staggered starts have now successfully completed the Transatlantic Race 2011.

As Sasha approached the finish, a storm took hold in the Western Approaches generating very high waves with overhanging crests; large patches of foam turning the sea white with rage; and large amounts of airborne spray that dramatically reduced visibility. "The spray coming over the bow was more like that from a Volvo Ocean Race yacht than an S&S 42 and the severe weather conditions came upon us, somewhat unexpectedly," reported Albrecht. "We had over 55 knots of wind and 40' breaking waves. At times we were hit at 90 degrees by these waves and it was a case of survival. With all three reefs in the main and just a storm jib up, we were still unable to slow the boat down and we were often achieving speeds of over 14 knots. We had also broken the goose-neck fitting between the boom and the mast and we were taking in water, possibly through the keel bolts. But the boat is fine and so is the crew. We are now heading to Cowes and hopefully to Lallows Yard were the boat was built over 40 years ago."

Click here to learn more about her.

Design 179 - Lulu


Here we have Lulu, the 6-meter designed for Briggs Cunningham. This would be the 14th 6-meter designed by the firm. She was built by Henry B. Nevins of City Island and launched in 1937.

She is now on the West Coast where she has been since just after World War II. The boat has just undergone a complete restoration. I pinched this image off of the North American 6-Meter Association website.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 36'-9"
LWL 23'-4"
Beam 6'-0"
Draft 5'-4"
Sail Area 475 sq ft