Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kretzer 30 - Design 81

Here's a very early series built boat. The first was built for one L. Lee Stanton by Kretzer Boat Works of City Island, New York and launched in 1935. Five more were built in short order. This would be a perfectly good boat project to build today.

Here's the accommodations plan.

And here's a peek at the shape.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 30'-0"
LWL 22'-4"
Beam 8'-2"
Draft 4'-4"
Displacement 9,460 lbs
Ballast 3,600 lbs
Sail Area 434 sq ft

Friday, August 12, 2011

Design 2772 - 130' Modern Classic

Here's a sneak peak at a 130' we are developing as part of a series for an American boatbuilder, to be built of composites. More information to follow in the near future.

LOA 131’-2”
LWL 96’-10”
Beam 27’-7”
Draft 14’-0”
Displacement 400,000 lbs
Sail Area 7,970 sq ft

Movie - Maine Built Boats

The Gary Jobson movie, Maine Built Boats - Art & Soul and has been posted on the National Sailing Hall of Fame website. Click here to access (duration - 52 minutes). There are a bunch of S&S boats shown. Of special interest is the brief clip showing the launch of Ranger and of her sailing.

More on Duckling - Design 681

Back in September of last year we posted an article about a 11'-8" dinghy called Duckling, design #681. We came across this image in the files.

Design 1732 - Nimue

Nimue was built of wood by American Marine, Ltd of Hong Kong. She was launched in 1963. Local woods were used such as yacal for deadwood and ipol for transverse frames, along with mahogany planking. Interestingly the decks were of fiberglass over plywood. She is a very typical C.C.A. yawl from our boards.

Here's the accommodation plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-2"
LWL 30'-5"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 25,075 lbs
Ballast 9,900 lbs
Sail Area 889 sq ft

Design 1706 - Challenge

This big aluminum sloop was built by Burger Boat of Wisconsin. She is constructed of aluminum and launched in 1963.

This press release tells the story better than I can.

Here are a couple of articles from the time.

I love this image with the submarine.

Here are the plans.

Some interior images.

Some exterior images.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-4"
LWL 45'-0"
Beam 14'-0"
Draft 8'-10"
Displacement 65,000 lbs
Ballast 29,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,878 sq ft

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Design 4 - Salabar and Balkis

Two sisters were built to this design which is referred to in various places as a proposed one design cruising sloop. The boats were built by Minneford's Yacht Yard of City Island, New York and launched in 1930. I sure wish we had an image or two...but alas we don't.

Here is the accommodations plan.

Here is a very rare body plan by Olin J. Stephens himself. Note the date on this drawing: July 24, 1929. Sparkman & Stephens was incorporated on October 28, 1929 so this was when he was a new employee working for Drake Sparkman, yacht broker and not yet a partner (and 21 years old I might add).

Principal Dimensions
LOA 37'-6"
LWL 27'-2"
Beam 8'-5"
Draft 6'-0"
Sail Area 635 sq ft

Design 1658-C1 - Sea Pigeon

This little motorsailer is on the small end of the spectrum of the type. She's a nice looking boat. I don't think her name does her justice. The boat was built in Hong Kong and launched in 1961.

Here's an article about the boat. Double click for readable view.

Here is the general arrangement plan. It's interesting that one can access the aft cabin without going on deck or through the cockpit like many of our other smaller motorsailers. I also like the hand crank in the pilothouse for the windows to drop.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 41'-6"
LWL 33'-6"
Beam 12'-8"
Draft 5'-3'
Displacement 32,460 lbs
Ballast 6,000 lbs
Sail Area 845 sq ft

Design 173 - Preliminary Design of an 82' Commuter

We don't know much about this preliminary design, from 1936. The technical file is clearly marked "Study". She was never built. Please double click for zoom.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Design 832 - Chance

This handsome little yawl was built by Albert Lemos of Riverside, Rhode Island. I wish we had a photograph of her. She was launched in 1949. The article below from Yachting magazine tells the story. Please double click for zoom.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimension
LOA 38'-4"
LWL 26'-0"
Beam 9'-7"
Draft 5'-8"
Displacement 18,004 lbs
Ballast 6,986 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 703 sq ft

Design 1676 - Sailing Models

We were hired to design this series of sailing models. The year was 1961. Here's a copy of the original brochure which you see laying on the bench above. It's a bit hard to follow as the scans were made of the separated pages but you can follow the page numbers.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 30.0"
LWL 19.8"
Beam 7.1"
Draft 6.5"
Displacement 5.5 lbs
Ballast 2.0 lbs
Sail Area 418 sq in

More on Sandpipier - Design 1908

Back in March we posted an article about Sandpiper, the 50'er built by Sangermani in 1968. Here are some current images the owner was kind enough to send to us. She's lying in Newport Beach, California and she's about to come on the market.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-6"
LWL 34'-6"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 7'-3"
Displacement 29,250 lbs
Ballast 13,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,040 sq ft

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Design 57 - 80' Schooner

This big schooner was developed for R. J. Reynolds but was never built. It is strictly a preliminary design that was promoted in Yachting magazine. Please double click the article for a readable view. Reynolds built (and modified) multiple boats with our office over the years. You can find some of the other boats designed for him by searching for Reynolds in the search engine at top.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 79'-5"
LWL 64'-6"
Beam 20'-0"
Draft 10'-4"
Sail Area 3,628 sq ft

Design 2189 - Gitana VI

This aluminum ocean racing yacht was designed for comfortable cruising as well. Her interior could be converted depending on the intended use. She was built by Walter Huisman of Vollenhove, Holland and launched in 1975.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-8"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 15'-8"
Draft 9'-6"
Displacement 61,000 lbs
Ballast 30,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,775 sq ft

Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 Castine Classic, Camden to Brooklin Race and Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

Anna Image Courtesy Alison Langley

While I work on getting images of the S&S boats in this years Maine classic series posted, check out this slide show by marine photographer Alison Langley. It's of the 2010 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. S&S boats as follows:

Slide 4 - NY 6 is Falcon, a New York 32
Slide 9 - NY20 in rear is Siren, a New York 32
Slide 15 - NY20 as above, followed by Zwerver II
Slide 16 - NY10 is Isla, a New York 32
Slide 18 - is Zwerver (NED 1038 on sail)
Slide 22 - is Anna, a custom 56' built by Brooklin Boat Yard
Slide 23 - is Mermaid (greenish blue hull with blue mermaid on spinnaker)
Slide 48 - Siren again
Slide 51 - that's Mermaid on the right

You can search for more information on any of these boats within this blog site.

Update on Silver Lining - Design 2572-C3

I have written a couple of blogs about this project. I am still amazed. What an accomplishment for this owner and family. This project was abandoned at a shipyard in China for about 10 years. The new owner purchased the boat, and had her shipped to a yard in Thailand. He managed the entire project himself.

Here she is being shipped out of China.

And here being towed the final leg to the yard by his existing sailboat no less.

The boat is shown hauled again in Thailand.

Today we received these interior images of the completed boat.

I really like that the owner and his family really thought "outside the box" regarding the interior decor. The Asian influence is very pleasing.

Lower Salon

Lower Salon

Master Stateroom

Master Head

Master Head

Guest Cabin


Navigation Area

Besides cutting of the pilothouse and replacing with a newly styled house, all insulation, wiring, plumbing, systems, rig, rudder, and interior had to be procured and installed. Please also keep in mind that the boat is fully ABS certified. It's an real accomplishment.

Click here, here and here for my previous posts.

Click here for a video clip of the boat being blessed by 9 Buddhist monks. You can catch some snippets of the boat. Otherwise it looks like a great launch party.