Thursday, January 12, 2012

Palawan VI - Design 2458

Photo Credit Steve C. D'Antonio

Here is the final S&S boat designed and built for Thomas J. Watson, Jr. The boat was constructed of welded aluminum by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany and launched in 1984. The design was for a world cruising yacht, including the capacity to travel to extreme latitudes.

Here's the story in her owner's own worlds. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

She has recently been completely restored by Zimmerman Marine of Cardinal, Virginia.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 60'-4"
LWL 43'-8"
Beam 14'-9"
Draft 7'-5"
Displacement 53,063 lbs
Ballast 20,239 lbs
Sail Area 1,390 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed sailing her from Bermuda to Newport - her last sail under Tom Watson's ownership. After that we sailed PALAWAN VII for 4 years.
    Ross Lysinger