Saturday, August 6, 2011

Design 1834 - 12-Meter Intrepid

Intrepid was built of wood by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York and launched in 1967. She was considered a "breakthrough" design. She was heavily based on tank test results and a real effort to reduce wetted surface. The crew was moved below decks in great part including winches and deck gear which meant her boom could be considerably lower. You will note the boom in various heights in these images, based on changes that were made from time to time over the years. The image at bottom shows her in her original position.

She was successful in her defense of the America's Cup twice, winning in 1967 and 1970. Click here for more information about the Sparkman & Stephens 12-meters.

Here are the plans.

The boat is currently for sale and in mint condition. Click here to see the listing, and additional images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-0"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 12'-3"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 60,000 lbs
Ballast 39,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,756 sq ft

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Castine-Camden Classic Race

Today I flew to Maine and I am currently in the town of Castine. Tomorrow we are participating in the Castine Classic Race onboard Bandera, the 57' S&S Hinckley pictured above. She has just come out of a major refit. The Castine Classic is the first of three races including the Camden Feeder Race and Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. We aren't eligible for these last two races as one must be a wooden boat.

There are a bunch of S&S boats participating such as Mermaid, Anna, 3 New York 32s, and Palawan. There may be more. I'll try to get some images tomorrow and get them posted.

Design 1170 - Electron

This particular vessel was designed and built to be a floating laboratory for the Radio Corporation of America. She was constructed of wood using typical S&S scantlings: white oak for structure, double planking of mahogany over cedar, canvas over plywood for decks and Everdur for fasteners. The boat was built by Nevins of City Island and launched in 1956.

Looking at her specifications, she had every concievable kind of electrical equipment onboard: diesel powered generators, a 115 volt D.C. system, exide batteries and battery chargers, radar, LORAN, radio telephone, television, and hi-fi.

The above image is a bit later in her life when she had been converted to a yacht and renamed.

Here are the plans.

Power was derived from twin GM-6-71 diesels turning 38" diameter propellers for a top speed of 13 knots.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 83'-0"
LWL 77'-0"
Beam 18'-6"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 174,100 lbs

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More on Design 2055 - Northern Light

We posted an article about this design back in March. I happened across these images today and thought we'd post them. She's a great looking yacht.

Here are some interior images.

Fwd Cabin

Main Salon

Main Salon Looking Fwd


Guest Cabin

Master Stateroom

Design 1784 - Cassela

I think this profile is stunning. It's too bad we don't have any images of this boat. Back in May we posted an article about her sistership, Jupiter, that was built in New Zealand.

Cassela was constructed of wood by the Broderna Martinsson yard of Henan, Sweden. She was launched in 1965. The boat was designed for offshore racing with heavy weather in mind.

Here's the general arrangement.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-7"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-9"
Displacement 22,400 lbs
Ballast 10,800 lbs
Sail Area 725 sq ft

Monday, August 1, 2011

Design 2752 - Custom S&S 48 Spirit of Tradition

Images Courtesy Billy Black

Here's a great shot of the new modern classic custom S&S 48, built by Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company of Maine. Click here for more information.

Here's the general arrangement plan.

And here are a few interior images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-0"
LWL 35'-5"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 7'-0"
Displacement 26,620 lbs
Ballast 11,300 lbs
Sail Area 1,147 sq ft

Design 2134-C2 - Swift 40

Back in July we posted an article about design #2134, the Northstar 80/20. This production fiberglass boat utilizes essentially the same design with very minor changes. The boats were built with Lloyd's (plan) Approval by the Swallow Craft Company (Kang Nam Shipbuilders) of Korea. These boats were also known as the Swallow 40. The production run ran from 1979 to 1984.

Here are the plans.

And here's a design review from Sailing magazine. Please double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-2"
LWL 31'-0"
Beam 13'-4"
Draft 5'-3"
Displacement 24,300 lbs
Ballast 8,937 lbs
Sail Area 786 sq ft

Design 1955 - Belerion

Here's a boat that was designed for speed and comfort with little regard for rating rules. She's a beauty. The boat was built by Driscoll Custom Boats of San Diego, California and launched in 1969. She is constructed of aluminum.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-5"
LWL 32'-7"
Beam 11'-6"
Draft 6'-7"
Displacement 23,100 lbs
Ballast 11,500 lbs
Sail Area 965 sq ft

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Design 2499 - Sunward 63

This big center cockpit cruising boat was introduced as a fiberglass production yacht but I believe only one boat was ever built. She was designed for and built by the Sunward Yacht Corporation of North Carolina. Construction is of hand laid fiberglass over Airex (foam) core and using Vinylester resin.

It's a big volume boat with a great interior layout. Note the small cabin off the navigation area for a single crew member plus accommodations for four couples. It looks like she was designed with the charter trade in mind.

The boat seen here is named Zaberdast. She was launched in 1988.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 62'-6"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 16'-7"
Draft 7'-0"
Displacement 72,000 lbs
Ballast 25,285 lbs
Sail Area 2,000 sq ft