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Saturday, September 3, 2011

More About NY32 Turns 75

Station 10

I just got back from Newport where I attended the 75th Anniversary Party for the NY 32 Class. It was held at "Station 10" at Harbor Court, New York Yacht Club. Station 10 was the NYYC's first clubhouse, built in 1845 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The clubhouse has been located in a few places over the years but has made its permanent home at Harbor Court for the past ten years.

The highlight of the evening was a talk by (former NYYC) Commodore Henry ("Harry") Anderson, age 90, who watched the NY32s being built at Nevins (including his parents' boat) when he was 15 years old. That same year (1936) he sailed the Bermuda Race on his parents' boat. His parents owned their original NY32 for 35 years.

It was a great party.

Design 2073 - 37' Power Cruiser


Well I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen to with my own eyes. Here is the only boat designed for ferro-cement construction in our archives. The client was one Count Della Rose of Italy. There are numerous images of ferro-cement boats being built in Egypt with "Hulls as fair as high quality aluminum construction." I tend to doubt it. She was never built, as far as I can tell. The year was 1970.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 36'-8"
LWL 32'-3"
Beam 12'-0"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Design 2091 - Finn Craft 38


This flush deck cruising boat was produced by Finn Craft of Finland. The production run started in 1971. The production boat was based on a nice looking bright finished prototype, shown below. In the sequence they are turning the hull. Look at that great topside finish.


Trying to produce a flush deck yacht at 38' overall is certainly an aesthetic challenge due to to the required freeboard. This boat suffers no less than any other that attempted the challenge, but was somewhat camouflaged by the striping accent at the sheer.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-0"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 5'-5"
Displacement 19,200 lbs
Ballast 10,500 lbs
Sail Area 658 sq ft

Design 377 - 110' Ocean Going Tug


This profile sketch is about as refined as this design was to get, back in 1940. The design was developed for the Dalzell Towing Company, a New York City based tug operator founded in 1851. The boat was not built.

I particularly like the engine selected for the design: an Alco-Sulzer 2-cycle diesel generating 1,800 hp. This engine was 28' long and weighed an astounding 128,000 lbs.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 110'-0"
LWL 98'-0"
Beam 26'-0"
Draft 14'-0"
Displacement 310 tons

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New York 32 Turns 75 - Design 125


The 75th anniversary of the NY32 Class, design #125, will be celebrated this coming weekend with a dinner at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. After winning a design competition from the New York Yacht Club for a new one-design class, 20 original boats were built by Nevins of City Island at a cost of $11,000 each.

As Olin once said "We set out to design a good cruiser/racer with good all-around form, guided by the lines of Dorade, Stormy Weather and Edlu, and emphasized seaworthiness rather than around-the-mark agility."

The following boats will be represented at the Newport dinner:
Apache, #2
Falcon, #6
Salty, #9
Isla, #10
Sapphire, #15
Night Heron, #16
Gentian, #18
Siren, #20
Masquerade, #21

Here are the plans.


Here's an early article from The Rudder magazine.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-4"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 10'-7"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 27,000 lbs
Ballast 12,000 lbs
Sail Area 950 sq ft


Design 298 - White Heron


This handsome motorsailer was considered to be quite a big yacht at the time of her launch in 1940. She was constructed of wood by Albert Lemos of Riverside, Rhode Island.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-0"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 14'-0"
Draft 4'-0"
Displacement 52,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,290 sq ft


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Greenwich Harbor Showcase - Sept 9-11


In conjunction with Brooklin Boatyard we will be exhibiting the new 25' center console runabout, Rembrandt, at the Greenwich Harbor Yacht Showcase in Greenwich, Connecticut from Friday evening, September 9 through Sunday afternoon, September 11. Friday night is a welcoming party. The days to come are Saturday or Sunday when admission is free.


Hours are as follows:
Friday, Sept 9, 6-8pm - admission to party is $75pp
Saturday, Sept 10, 10am-6pm admission is free
Sunday, Sept 11, 11am-5pm admission is free

Click here for more information. We hope to see you there.

Design 2061 - Cervantes IV


This racing yacht was designed to the I.O.R. Rule for Admiral's Cup Racing. She was designed as a racing yacht first and foremost, but would be perfectly practical as a cruising boat. Cervantes was constructed of wood by W. A. Souter & Son of the Isle of Wight. She was launched in 1971.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 40'-2"
LWL 30'-0"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 6'-8"
Displacement 20,024 lbs
Ballast 9,800 lbs
Sail Area 715 sq ft

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Design 2218 - Cotton Blossom (VI)


This is the fourth Cotton Blossom designed for Peter Spencer of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a 1/2-Tonner, built of fiberglass by Salthouse Brothers in 1975.

Here's the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 31'-2"
LWL 22'-6"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 5'-4"
Displacement 6,225 lbs
Ballast 3,100 lbs
Sail Area 375 sq ft

Design 2323 - World of Love


This ocean racing yacht was designed to outperform her competition, especially in light air. She is designed for a large crew of 11, with berths for all and a separate working cockpit. She was constructed of aluminum by Walter Huisman of Vollenhove, Holland and launched in 1978.

Joinery has been kept to the absolute minimal and the forward end of the accomodations is devoted to sail storage.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 49'-5"
LWL 37'-4"
Beam 16'-0"
Draft 8'-4"
Displacement 26,491 lbs
Ballast 11,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,101 sq ft

Monday, August 29, 2011

Design 738 - 25' Sport Fisherman


I can't tell you much about this design, done in 1946. The boat was designed to be built of wood: typical Sparkman & Stephens scantlings of white oak for keel and deadwood, mahogany frames and planking and canvas covered plywood decks. Powered was to be provided by a single Chrysler Royal 140 hp gasoline engine.

Unfortunately I can't tell you her name, if she was built or if she was who built her. I would imagine she would be similar in style to design #1536, Cleopatra.

Here is the layout.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 25'-0"
LWL 23'-2"
Beam 8'-6"
Draft 1'-6"
Displacement 5,345 lbs

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Design 2418 - Harrier


The owner of this ocean going motoryacht requested a yacht which would be capable of coastal and Pacific Island cruising, have a low maintenance hull and at all costs avoid the "apartment at sea" appearance.

She was constructed using cold molded techniques and local woods by Brin Wilson, Ltd. of Aukland, New Zealand. She was launched in 1981.

Power is provided by twin Yanmar 6-HAE diesels generating 165 hp each for a top speed of 11.5 knots and fuel consumption of 18.4 gallons per hour. At a cruise speed of 10 knots fuel consumption drops to 10.8 gallons per hour.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 61'-3"
LWL 56'-9"
Beam 16'-4"
Draft 4'-7"
Displacement 70,519 lbs

Design 2153 - Corinthian


This owner wished to have a yacht similar to a Swan 48 (design #2079), but slightly enlarged. She was built by Steel Yachts & Launches Shipyard, but I confess I can't figure out where that yard was located. She was constructed of aluminum and launched in 1974. Otherwise she is based in great part on sailing yacht Noryema IX, design #2148.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-0"
LWL 38'-2"
Beam 13'-8"
Draft 7'-8"
Displacement 30,575 lbs
Ballast 18,000 lbs (outside) 1,000 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,107 sq ft