Saturday, July 30, 2011

Design 2297 - Swan 57


The Swan 57 was one of the last boats designed for Nautor of Finland by Sparkman & Stephens. 49 boats were built during a production run that started in 1977 and ended in 1984. These are great offshore boats and are still sought by buyers.

Here are the plans. The boat was offered in both sloop and ketch configurations and later a centerboard option was added.


Here's Rod doing sea trials with a group of Nautor personnel and it looks like with the new owner as well.


Here's a brief article, source unknown.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-5"
LWL 45'-10"
Beam 15'-5"
Draft 9'-1"
Displacement 47,000 lbs
Ballast 18,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,462 sq ft

Friday, July 29, 2011

Design 2161-C1 - Avante II


This aluminum motoryacht was designed for the Netherlands-American Yacht Company of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, now defunct. She was built by Stephens Marine of Stockton, California and launched in 1974.

Power is derived from twin Cummings VT12-800-M diesels generating 750hp each for a top speed of 22 knots.

Here are the plans.


And an early article. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 85'-10"
LWL 77'-0"
Beam 20'-3"
Draft 5'-10"
Displacement 111,464 lbs


Galileo - Design 2510


Here's a great shot of Galileo, the 123' motorsailer built by Palmer Johnson and launched in 1989. She lying in Newport and was just listed on the brokerage market. Click here to see the brokerage listing and a bunch of interior/exterior images.

Design 2164 - Thunderhead


Not to be confused with the Phillip Rhodes designed, A&R built wooden sloop that bears the same name (and is regularly seen sailing in Maine waters), this Thunderhead was designed and built for the same owner but years later. Thunderhead was constructed of aluminum and built by Robert E. Derecktor. She was launched in 1974.

The boat is a direct development of Charisma and Yankee Girl in terms of hull shape.

Here are the plans. It's an unusual arrangement for sure.


I apologize that we don't have any better images. If anyone's got any, please send them to us!

Principal Dimensions
LOA 58'-4"
LWL 42'-4"
Beam 14'-10"
Draft 8'-4"
Displacement 37,538 lbs
Ballast 20,800 lbs
Sail Area 1,386 sq ft


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Design 1044 - Gulfstream 36


The Gulfstream 36 was the first of a long line of designs prepared for Robert E. Derecktor shipyard of Mamaroneck, New York, many which have been discussed on this blog site. The year was 1953. The boat was designed as a "stock" design for a class of boats. She was offered in both sloop and yawl rig configurations.

Here is the accommodations plan.


The following article is from Yachting magazine, circa 1953. Please double click for zoom.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 37'-0"
LWL 26'-0"
Beam 10'-6"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 16,500 lbs
Sail Area 599 sq ft (sloop) 615 sq ft (yawl)

Design 1736 - Kiwi II


This pretty sloop was designed to the R.O.R.C. Rule. She was built by Cantiere Carlini of Rimini, Italy. She is constructed of white oak backbone, framing, mahogany planking and with silicon bronze fasteners. The boat was launched in 1963. Unfortunately we possess no photographs of this boat.

Here are the general arrangement and deck plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-7"
LWL 30'-5"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 25,075 lbs
Ballast 10,000 lbs
Sail Area 880 sq ft

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monaco Yacht Show 2011

Port Hercules

Boat show season is fast approaching. For the 10th consecutive year Sparkman & Stephens will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show to be held from Wednesday, September 21 - Saturday, September 24 at Port Hercules. Our stand will be where we have been regularly located in the Designers' Gallery on the Quai des Etats-Unis.


Please feel free to contact us by phone or email us for complimentary tickets.


Design 2135-C3 - Northstar 600

Back in July we posted an article about the Northstar 500, a racy looking little 1/4 tonner. The design was then developed into a cruising boat, and renamed the Northstar 600. The boat was also known as the Northstar 26 and later, the Hughes 26 once Hughes took over production. The production run began in 1975 and ended in 1977.

Here's the brochure.


And here's the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 25'-11"
LWL 20'-3"
Beam 9'-0"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 4,598 lbs
Ballast 2,000 lbs
Sail Area 281 sq ft

Design 2042 - 1/2 Tonner, SHE 31B & SHE 32


Back in July we posted an article about design #2042-C1, the Antilla 6.6. As we mentioned that design was based on a previously built one-off and here she is. She was built by South Hants Marine of England, and launched in 1970. The construction material is fiberglass. It's a great looking boat.

Here is the accommodations plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 30'-0"
LWL 22'-5"
Beam 9'-4"
Draft 5'-4"
Displacement 7,735 lbs
Ballast 3,400 lbs
Sail Area 402 sq ft

The boat was then developed as a "fast cruising boat" by South Hants Marine, the SHE-31B. Here's the brochure.


I have no idea how many (if any) were sold.

The design was then further developed into a more luxurious and roomier cruising class of boats, the SHE 32. Here's the brochure.


And finally here's an article about the SHE 32.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Design 2012 - Cresta IV


Cresta IV was really the prototype for the Swan 55, built as a one-off by Nautor. She is constructed of fiberglass and launched in 1969. She looks like a big, powerful ocean racing machine. These first two images are pretty dramatic.


Here are the plans.


Here's an image of Rod at the helm during sea trials.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-4"
LWL 38'-0"
Beam 14'-3"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 37,220 lbs
Ballast 17,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,343 sq ft

Design 2165 - Siren Song


Siren Song was designed to compete in the Admiral's Cup. Built of aluminum by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York, she was launched in 1973.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 58'-1"
LWL 40'-7"
Beam 13'-11"
Draft 8'-1"
Displacement 34,250 lbs
Ballast 17,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,320 sq ft