Saturday, September 17, 2011

Design 2772 - 130' Sloop


This 130' sloop has been developed for a new American Shipyard along with a 118' version. I though you might find this of interest. More complete information to follow very soon.

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


More on Sunmaid V - Design 1894


Back in May we posted an article about two sisters that were built to design #1894, one in Cowes named Sunmaid V and one in Australia named Tina. A blog reader was kind enough to send these images of Sunmaid V. Thanks for sending them.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Preliminary Design - Ericson 39


Here's a preliminary design we prepared for Ericson Yachts of California after production ceased and when there was an investor wishing to reinvent the line. Unfortunately the project never got off the ground. I still felt it was a nice design. The year was 1991. No design number was ever assigned.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-0"
LWL 33'-6"
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 6'-5"
Displacement 17,500 lbs

Design 2114 - Lou Jaine


Lou Jaine was designed for inshore and offshore racing as well as cruising. She was specifically designed for Admiral's Cup competition under the I.O.R. - Mark III Rule. She is of relatively light displacement, has generous beam and no trim tab.

The aluminum hull and deck were fabricated by Allday Aluminum Ltd and fitted out by the Clare Lallow yard of Cowes, England. She was launched in 1973.


Here's an early article. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 41'-10"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 12'-10"
Draft 6'-11"
Displacement 20,130 lbs
Ballast 9,500 lbs
Sail Area 746 sq ft


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Design 2076 - Topaz


This 1/2-Tonner was built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Lemwerder, Germany. She was launched in 1970. Her construction is a bit unusual: there is a laminated keelson over which a bronze substructure resides with partial transverse frames bolted to laminated transverse frames and conventional double planking. I wish we had an image or two as she must be a very good looking yacht.

Here is the construction plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 30'-0"
LWL 23'-3"
Beam 9'-6"
Draft 5'-3"
Displacement 7,225 lbs
Ballast 3,400 lbs
Sail Area 389 sq ft

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More on Kerina - Design 2407-C1


Back in May we posted an article about sailing yacht Kerina, design 2407-C1. Here's a better image her owner was kind enough to send to us. Thanks for sending it.

Design 1517 - Rosina


Many motorsailers can be found in our archives bearing a close resemblance to Rosina: with an open cockpit instead of an enclosed pilothouse. She was built of wood by Cantiere Costaguta of Genoa, Italy and launched in 1961.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 62'-8"
LWL 44'-0"
Beam 15'-3"
Draft 7'-0
Displacement 72,576 lbs
Ballast 24,050 lbs
Sail Area 1,767 sq ft

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Design 1867 - Chris Craft Comanche 42


The Comanche 42 was introduced in 1968 and the production line ran through 1970. Built by Chris Craft Industries of Pompano Beach, Florida, the boats were raced heavily, and successfully from the Great Lakes (winner Chicago-Mackinac Race of 1968), to California, Long Island Sound and beyond.

And yes, that's Rod Stephens at the tiller in the image below.


Here are the plans.


And here's an optional sail plan with a masthead rig.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-0"
LWL 30'-4"
Beam 10'-10"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 17,641 lbs
Ballast 8,630 lbs
Sail Area 740 sq ft

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sparkman & Stephens New York Office Moves to Greenwich, Connecticut


We are pleased to announce that after 82 years of continuous operation in New York City, our New York design and brokerage office has relocated to Greenwich, Connecticut, effective today.

Mention Greenwich, Connecticut, anywhere and chances are most people will have heard of it. It is the premier town along what is often referred to as the Connecticut Gold Coast. The town's unique beauty lies within its preservation of colonial history, with rolling hills, vast woodlands, sprawling meadows and picturesque shorelines. Access to Long Island Sound is by the idyllic Cos Cob Harbor, Smith Cove, Indian Harbor and Greenwich Harbor.

The town is home to many well-known artists, writers, actors and sports figures along with top to middle management corporate executives and leaders in the worlds of finance and communications. In addition, Greenwich Avenue is the epicenter of the finest collection of restaurants, rivaling those in Manhattan, and offers luxury shopping on what is sometimes referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the East.

Our principal motivation for the move is to be closer to the sailing communities and boat yards of Long Island Sound and New England and also where many of our clients spend their leisure time, rather than their working hours. It will also move us that much closer to our Newport, Rhode Island office.

Located only thirty miles from Manhattan, transportation is made simple via interstate 95, the Merritt Parkway, and Metro North Railroad. Express trains from New York City's Grand Central Terminal are 45 minutes in duration. For air travelers, Westchester County Airport is just minutes away. LaGuardia and JFK airports are also within easy reach.

Contact: Sparkman & Stephens
170 Mason Street
Greenwich, Ct 06830
Tel: +1 203 687 4700
Fax: +1 203 654 7138

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Design 2110 - Swan 65

Sayulla II

This beautiful production yacht was introduced in 1971. She is a true blue water boat. 41 units were built during the production run that ended in 1989. The boat was available with either a sloop or ketch rig.

Perhaps no example proved the seaworthy merit of the design as well as Sayulla II, a standard production unit that entered the 1973 Whitbread, Round the World Race in 1973, and at the completion of leg 4 for a total of 27,570 miles was declared the winner on corrected time.

Here are some designer's comments by Olin Stephens.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 64'-11"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 16'-4"
Draft 9'-3"
Displacement 56,371 lbs
Ballast 25,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,554 sq ft