Thursday, January 19, 2012

Design 2409 - Gitana Senior

Photo Credit: Gilles Favez

Gitana Senior (Z 78) was one of the last modern 6-meters to be designed by the firm. She was built for Baron Edmond de Rothschild of Switzerland at Chantier Naval Egger of St-Aubin, Switzerland. She was constructed of wood using cold molded techniques and materials.

Here is an image of the boat being faired at the shipyard which gives a good look at her shape.

Here is the sail plan.

A brief article about the boat. Please double click for zoom.

And finally here is a very dapper Roderick Stephens at the yard inspecting the work, very late in his career. The boat was launched in 1982. She makes Geneva her home port.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-3"
LWL 24'-0"
Beam 6'-2"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 11,154 lbs
Sail Area 500 sq ft

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