Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Design 2333 - Obsession


Not to be confused with the larger Obsession built in 1986 for the same owner, this I.O.R. racing yacht was built in 1978 by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York. She was constructed of welded aluminum.

Here's an article that tells the story. Please double click for zoom.


The boat was extremely competitive. For example her first season ended with 8 class victories, 7 seconds and 4 third place finishes. Notable victories include: 1st in her first race at Larchmont Race Week, 1st in class Edgartown Race Week, 1st in the 250 mile Stamford-Vineyard Race and 1st in the O.R.C. of America's Fall Series.

Here are the plans.


The boat is now called Eagle One and makes Detroit, Michigan her home.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-8"
LWL 34'-10"
Beam 14'-4"
Draft 8'-1"
Displacement 22,000 lbs
Ballast 8,978 lbs
Sail Area 935 sq ft


3 comments:

  1. I remember seeing her anchored here in Maine one summer day. What was the thinking regarding the stern shape?

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  2. Raced on her as Eagle One out of Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. Wonderful.

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  3. Lost a good mate on this vessel in the late 70's....Tom Curtis....killed while doing "trials" on this new boat from S&S on the Miami/Tampa SORC race...

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