Saturday, October 8, 2011

Design 2772 - Front Street Shipyard 130


Yesterday I posted an article about the smaller of the two new designs developed for Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine. Here's the larger one at 130' length overall.

Here are the arrangement and deck plans.


Read more about these designs and the new shipyard by clicking here.

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Design 1979 - Kittyhawk 10


Kittyhawk 10 was built by Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She is constructed of aluminum and was launched in 1968. She was built for W. R. Timken, chairman of the Timken Company of Canton, Ohio, a multinational manufacturer of alloy steel and tapered roller bearings.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-10"
LWL 36'-0"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 6'-2" (board up) 8'-11" (board down)
Displacement 33,250 lbs
Ballast 14,000 lbs (outside) 500 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,146 sq ft


Design 2771 - Front Street Shipyard 118


About a week ago we announced a collaboration with the new Front Street Shipyard of Belfast, Maine. The announcement introduced two new modern classic sloops, at 118' and 130' LOA. Here are the plans for design #2771, the 118' version.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 118’-6”
LWL 88’-2”
Beam 24’-11”
Draft 13’-2”
Displacement 310,000 lbs
Sail Area 6,670 sq ft

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Design 2082 - Saga


I keep finding these big, powerful yachts in our archives which are clearly labeled as racing yachts but they sure look like great cruising boats to me. I am sure many have been converted in their later lives. In this case a v-berth forward and a couple of hanging lockers would do the trick.

Saga was built for a resident of Rio De Janeiro but built in Holland, by Franz Maas, Ltd. She is constructed of fiberglass and was launched in 1971. This center cockpit configuration was fairly common for the period as you have seen in recent postings.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-8"
LWL 42'-9"
Beam 14'-10"
Draft 8'-10"
Displacement 46,074 lbs
Ballast 22,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,440 sq ft

Annapolis Sailboat Show 2011


Today I'm in Annapolis at the Sailboat Show. What's with the catamaran craze? They're taking over more and more of the show every year. And the foreign manufacturers with what I might refer to as nondescript Clorox bottles (the French monohulls). Okay I'll stop griping now.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Design 2226 - Caribe Owl


This contact sheet is the best I can do for images of this interesting boat. The yacht represents advanced design thinking for her time for a shoal draft, light displacement cruising-racing ketch. She is constructed of fiberglass over an Airex core with foam cored longitudinal stiffeners. The centerboard arrangement is a bronze board within a bronze weldment for the centerboard trunk.

Very unusual for S&S to see a stern hung rudder in this 1975 design. Also note the bulkhead steerer on the aft end of the deckhouse.

The boat (structure and systems) was built by Joseph L. Conboy & Associates of Urbana, Virginia and the interior was then built and installed by Owens Yacht Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Here's a shot of a 1/2-hull model of her we have in the office.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 50'-0"
LWL 44'-0"
Beam 14'-1"
Draft 4'-10" (board up) 9'-10" (board down)
Displacement 33,310 lbs
Ballast 12,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,189 sq ft

Design 2176 - Tantara


Designed as an all-out ocean racing yacht, Tantara was built by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York. She is constructed of aluminum. The boat was launched in 1975.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-0"
LWL 33'-4"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 25,443 lbs
Ballast 11,800 lbs
Sail Area 891 sq ft

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Design 2410 & 2410-C1 - 85' LOA Ketch


This preliminary design for a large aluminum ketch was prepared for the owner of Evrika, design #2245. The boat was never built. The year was 1980. It's strange but the design database shows a design #2410-C1 the following year built of fiberglass for a different client. There is no mention of where she was built.

Here is the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 84'-9"
LWL 60'-0"
Beam 20'-0"
Displacement 55,568 lbs
Sail Area 2,820 sq ft

Design 2382 - Fly


Fly was built of aluminum by Walter Huisman of Vollenhove, Holland and launched in 1981. She was designed as an ocean racing yacht. She's a big boat, sleeping nine people comfortably. In fact she is quite luxurious for an ocean racing yacht and would make a great cruising boat.

The center cockpit with deep coaming would make her safe and dry. The deck is laid out so that all sheets and halyards are led to the center cockpit.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 59'-0"
LWL 45'-0"
Beam 14'-9"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 56,371 lbs
Ballast 22,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,435 sq ft

Monday, October 3, 2011

More on Design 2056 - Carillion

Regarding our posting of April 20, 2011 regarding sailing yacht Carillion, a blog reader asked:

Know-it-all Lloyds said...
I'm not at all sure about this, but wasn't she Carillon, not Carillion?

Please take a close look at the image here (zoom in by double clicking).

Design 2377 - Westsail 63


This 63' ketch was developed for Westsail Corporation but never built. It was a pretty big step up in size for their existing production line. Too bad it was never put into production: it's a nice looking boat. The year was 1979.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 62'-6"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 17'-4"
Draft 7'-0"
Displacement 58,300 lbs
Sail Area 1,605 sq ft


Design 1791 - Djinn


Djinn was built for a repeat client by Minneford's Yacht Yard of City Island, New York. She was constructed of wood and launched in 1965.

Here's an article from Yachting magazine from the time of her launch. Please double click for readable view.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 61'-11"
LWL 47'-0"
Beam 16'-0"
Draft 6'-0"
Displacement 77,600 lbs
Ballast 10,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,507 sq ft

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Design 1622 - Yare


For a boat built in 1961, Yare is pretty cutting edge in terms of construction. All structural members are of laminated mahogany and by using mahogany thus avoided all of the bonding/gluing challenges of laminating in oak. Planking is conventional. The deck is of cedar and light weight and fastenings are of either Monel or Everdur.

She was built by Donald M. Smith of Birmingham, Michigan.

Her layout is a small departure from most of our designs of the time by the fact the head has been placed in the peak, resulting in a roomy main cabin, generous galley and chart table.

Yare is a development of a successful R.O.R.C. design but modified to rate well under the C.C.A. Rule. I'm sorry we don't have any images of her under sail.

Here's a look at her internal structure.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 36'-0"
LWL 25'-6"
Beam 9'-8"
Draft 5'-8"
Displacement 14,570 lbs
Ballast 6,500 lbs
Sail Area 574 sq ft