Sunday, February 12, 2012

Design 60 - Proposed 72' Schooner

We can't tell you much about this preliminary design. She was designed in 1934 for a Mr. George Ottley. The boat was never built. What is interesting is that the design came directly on the heels of design #59, the famous schooner Santana. Perhaps Mr. Ottley liked what he saw in the yachting magazines?

The image quality is very poor. The scan was produced from one of our microfiche files and is of an original plan that is in poor condition in general. It is still worthy of study.

The general arrangement reveals a very luxurious 3 cabin layout. I like the two comfortable chairs flanking a side table on starboard in the salon, a very common feature in many yachts today. If you look closely you can see the skylight straddling the two guest cabins. The outline shows what I assume to be a set of opening hatches, with even one pane in the guest head.

There is a separate machinery space and crew accommodations for 4. The completely flush deck would have produced a beautiful profile.

The plan list (below) shows that 2 arrangements were produced, probably early alternative iterations before the General Arrangement & Inboard Profile plan you see here was generated. I will try to dig up the sail plans and get them scanned, and posted.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 71'-11"
LWL 56'-6"
Beam 16'-6"
Draft 9'-8"

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