Saturday, January 14, 2012

Preliminary Design of a 35' LOA Sloop

This preliminary design has not yet been assigned a job number. We were asked to create a larger version of the Huntington Class Sloop, design #773. The client liked the look of the original but wished to have a bit more headroom and accommodations, including an enclosed head and a small galley, plus a diesel auxiliary.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 34'-11"
LWL 28'-4"
Beam 9'-7"
Draft 5'-0"
Displacement 9,500 lbs


  1. The sailing public demands to see her rig, which appears to be fractional .

  2. Maine Know-It-AllMarch 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    I just don't understand why anyone in full command of his or her faculties would buy an expensive 35 foot sailboat that doesn't have full standing headroom (or a new 30 footer, either, for that matter). What's the headroom below on this boat? Also, from an aesthetic standpoint, the sheer starts too far forward, resulting in a "turned up nose" look. Not a look that I care for. OK, it did work on the 12 meter "Stars & Stripes". Olin would have seen to it that the sheer started further aft, I suspect. S&S is not alone in this practice today, of course, as it's all too common. Please give her a bit more freeboard forward, and make her drier and prettier in the process, if it's not too late.