Thursday, March 29, 2012

Design 163 - Circumstance


Here's a design that has flown completely under the radar. Circumstance is one of the very few designs generated in our Boston office under the direction of K. Aage Nielsen. The boat was constructed as follows: Philippine mahogany planking on white oak frames, teak decks and bronze fastened.

Depending on what I reference there is a slight discrepancy regarding her builder. The article below states she was built by the Manset Boat Yard of Manset, Maine yet another document says she was built by Henry R. Hinckley of Manset. Perhaps the Manset Boat Yard was the precursor to the Hinckley Company. The year of her launch was 1938.

This article is the best I can do regarding the plans as the plans are in storage.


Here's a look at her shape.


And finally here's a copy of her beautiful Lines.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 44'-5"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 11'-0"
Draft 6'-8"
Displacement 26,200 lbs
Sail Area 888 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. What an absolute beauty. That might inspire me to buy a wood boat. Cheers. Thanks for posting her. Hope she is still with us.

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