Saturday, October 29, 2011

Design 1047 - Baccarat


This beautiful yawl looks like a near sister to Mah Jong, design #1261, which I posted about yesterday, but was built 4 years earlier. Baccarat was built for a very famous racing sailor by the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard of Germany. She was launched in 1953.

The boat was constructed of white oak for framing and backbone with mahogany planking.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 52'-2"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 11'-8"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 38,100 lbs
Ballast 14,370 lbs
Sail Area 1,240 sq ft

Friday, October 28, 2011

Passagemaker 60 - Hull #7


Here's hull #7 of the Passagemaker series which just arrived by ship from Hong Kong and is now lying north of Fort Lauderdale. We went up and had a look through her this morning. This is design #2719. She's being readied for delivery and headed to the Bahamas.

Design 1261 - Mah Jong


Here's a great looking boat with a great story. She was built of local woods like yacal, ipol, teak and mahogany at the Cheoy Lee Shipyard of Hong Kong and launched in 1957.

Here's the story as told by her owner. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 52'-2"
LWL 37'-0"
Beam 11'-8"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 38,100 lbs
Ballast 14,500 lbs (outside) 500 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,253 sq ft

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Grand Banks 47 Europa - Design 2697


I'm currently attending the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Here is hull number 100 of the Grand Banks Heritage 47 series, design #2697. This is the Europa model. We also designed a "Classic" model.

Here is the layout.


And a couple of interior images. Note the arrangement shown below differs from the general arrangement plan shown above. You can substitute 2 loose chairs and an entertainment center on starboard for the settee that's shown in the arrangement plan. Interior images courtesy of Grand Banks.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-9"
LWL 44'-1"
Beam 15'-9"
Draft 3'-10"


S&S to Participate in IYRS Fall Lecture Series


The 2011 IYRS (International Yacht Restoration School) Fall Lecture Series will focus on Environmental Issues Facing Sailors and the Marine World. On November 29 one of our own naval architects, Daniela Abbott, will be the guest lecturer and speaking about “Green” Yachting: Eco-consciousness in Today’s Marine Industry.


Daniela works in our Newport, Rhode island office. She obtained her naval architecture/marine engineering degree from Webb Institute and her Master's from the University of Southampton. In addition she is a licensed professional engineer. On top of that she's a pretty good speaker so don't miss her lecture if you are in the area.

The IYRS campus is located at 449 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Click here for more information.

Design 1265 - Cordonazo


This beautiful motorsailer was built by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and was launched in 1958. She is constructed of steel. The boat is still actively sailed and makes her home port in San Fransisco Bay.

Here are a couple of magazine articles about her.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 62'-8"
LWL 53'-0"
Beam 16'-3"
Draft 5'-10"
Displacement 86,850 lbs
Ballast 11,000 lbs (outside) 2,000 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 1,560 sq ft

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More About Design 85 - Avanti

Here's a shot of a new copy of Avanti, design #85, under construction in Holland, by a very experienced boat builder. I am very much looking forward to her completion.

Design 701 - L.P.T. Boat


During World War II, the firm designed a number of vessels for the U.S. Navy. Here is L.P.T. (light patrol torpedo) vessel #810. Two boat were built to this design by Bath Iron Works of Maine. They were launched in 1946 and 1947, respectively.

PT810 was powered by four Packard 12-cylinder gasoline liquid cooled aircraft engines developing 2,500 hp each for a top speed of 35 knots, fully loaded.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 89'-6"
LWL 85'-2"
Beam 24'-5"
Draft 4'-5"
Displacement 210,000 lbs


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Design 1685 - Esquire


At first I thought this was a boat named Esquire, and perhaps that was the intention but in fact upon doing a little research this was a proposal that was done at the request of Esquire magazine "for publication". That's about all we know. The year was 1961.

Here's the general arrangement plan.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-3"
LWL 29'-3"
Beam, 11'-0"
Draft 6'-3"
Sail Area 789 sq ft

Monday, October 24, 2011

Design 1701 - Rainbow Class


The Rainbow Class was developed for the Annapolis Sailing School in 1961. She is a fiberglass production boat. Production ran until 1977 with approximately 500 units delivered.


Here's an article from The Skipper magazine from '64. It explains that there were some growing pains along the way. Please double click for zoom.



Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 24'-3"
LWL 17'-3"
Beam 6'-3"
Draft 3'-6"
Displacement 1,750 lbs
Ballast 810 lbs
Sail Area 218 sq ft

I really like this publicity shot.


More on Design 1995 - Challenge II

A bog reader pointed out that the image we are showing for Design #1995, Challenge II is incorrect and he is right. That image is Design #1706, Challenge. Here's the only image we have of Challenge II. Thanks for pointing this out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Design 2378 - Yonder


Yonder was constructed of aluminum by the Walter Huisman Shipyard of Vollenhove, Holland. She was designed strictly as a cruising boat. She was launched in 1980.

The following designer's comments tell the story better than I can. Please double click for zoom.


Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 56'-0"
LWL 41'-11"
Beam 15'-4"
Draft 6'-1"
Displacement 44,755 lbs
Ballast 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 1,362 sq ft