Friday, January 6, 2012

Design 104 - Mood


Mood was designed and built for J. Seward Johnson by Henry Nevins of City Island, New York. Johnson was a son of one of the Founders of Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical company. He was a good and repeat client of the firm. Mood was to be his 3rd S&S six meter racing yacht after Jill (#16) and Jack (#30).

The boat is notable as she is not only the first S&S six meter with a reverse transom by the first S&S design with a reverse transom. Here's a look at that transom at the Nevins yard. She was launched in 1936.


The boat has been renamed a couple of times over the years. Her first name change was to Bob Kat III. She is now called Firecracker.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 35'-9"
LWL 23'-5"
Beam 6'-2"
Draft 5'-5"

1 comment:

  1. I have the Original Mainsail pictured in my Basement. Although its cotton, its a beautifully constructed sail,Ratsey&Lapthorn. Dad owned US68 as Firecracker in the early 50's I believe sailing out of Bronte Harbour, Lake Ontario. His eyes always lit up mentioning her. I believe she is well and sailing Georgian Bay now as Muud. Possibly wrong but definately no longer Firecracker.
    Sexiest transom ever...
    I wish I could have sailed her.
    Dave.marshall@bell.blackberry.net

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