Friday, September 30, 2011

Design 2282 - Zephyr


The word Zephyr is defined as a gentle breeze from the west. I don't know the significance of the name to this client as he was from Annapolis. Maryland. Nevertheless, this ocean racing sloop was constructed of aluminum by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was launched in 1976. These images are from the day of her launching.

Like many S&S designed boats of the period, she was designed for ocean racing but would be perfectly suitable as a cruising boat.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-11"
LOA 33'-9"
Beam 12'-4"
Draft 7'-8"
Displacement 20,580 lbs
Ballast 11,500 lbs
Sail Area 951 sq ft


Design 1752 - Eskasoni


This snazzy motorsailer was built to extremely high standards by the Berthon Boat Works of Lymington, England. She was constructed of wood using very typical S&S scantlings and materials. Her main weather deck was plywood but covered in fiberglass. She was launched in 1965.

An early article. As always please double click on any item to zoom in.


Here's the general arrangement plan.


And here's an advertisement from the builder.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 60'-0"
LWL 49'-5"
Beam 15'-8"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 88,640 lbs
Ballast 10,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,347 sq ft

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More on Design 2254 - Pirana


Back in June we posted an article about Pirana, a 46' sloop built by Palmer Johnson. The current owner was kind enough to send us these current images along with the following explanation:

The yacht was placed in storage in 1995, and did not emerge until our purchase in October 2009. The exterior was essentially original, and the interior was in very bad shape owing to several gallons of diesel left in the bilge for all those years. We replaced all interior systems, refinished the hull and deck, and installed a new carbon rig. Our intent is to configure the boat as a manageable day-sailer; racing is not a priority. It's been very challenging but rewarding. We expect to complete the project by Spring 2012.

She's a beauty. Thanks for sending these.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Design 625 - Kawamee


This design takes us back to 1947. Kawamee was built by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York. She is constructed of steel.

Here are a couple of magazine articles form the period. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 63'-6"
LWL 52'-0"
Beam 15'-6"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 43,435 lbs
Ballast 17,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,681 sq ft


Just to put things in perspective, I found his image of a new car on the back of one of the magazine articles.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Design 2131 and 2131-C1 - Inca and Takeda


Two sisterships were built to this design. The boats were constructed of aluminum by Steel Yachts & Launches of Aukland, New Zealand and launched in 1973. Designed under the I.O.R. Mark III Rule, the boats were designed for Southern Cross and Admiral's Cup competition.

Here's a very brief newspaper article. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-0"
LWL 34'-6"
Beam 13'-1"
Draft 7'-1"
Displacement 25,500 lbs
Ballast 12,700 lbs
Sail Area 903 sq ft

Monday, September 26, 2011

Design 2553 - 40-Meter Sloop


This world cruising sloop was designed in 1990 but never got off the drawing boards. Here are the designer's comments from that time. Please double click for zoom.



Here are the plans.


LOA 131’-3”
LWL 108’-0”
Beam 27’-11”
Draft 11’-6”
Displacement 400,000 lbs
Sail Area 6,094 sq ft

Sun Bird V and Miyakadori - Design 2223 and 2223-C1


Just this past Saturday I posted an article about Galvana, design 2223. Actually Galvana was the third of the series. Here's an image of the first to be built to this design, Sun Bird V, coming out of the shed. Two boats were built for Japanese Admiral's Cup teams by the Kato Boat Company of Yokosuka City, Japan and launched in 1974 and '75 respectively.

Here's the other sister, Miyakadori, design #2223-C1.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 54'-2"
LWL 39'-4"
Beam 14'-0"
Draft 8'-2"
Displacement 36,112 lbs
Ballast 17,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,196 sq ft

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Swan 38 - Design 2167


The Swan 38 was introduced in 1974. The production run ended in 1979 with 116 hulls built. Two sail plans were offered: a one-tonner configuration and a "light weather" rig.

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


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-0"
LWL 28'-9"
Beam 11'-7"
Draft 6'-4"
Displacement 16,120 lbs
Ballast 7,050 lbs
Sail Area 682 sq ft