Monday, March 5, 2012

Design 1996 - Palawan IV

This is the largest of the S&S Palawans designed for Thomas Watson, Jr. The boat was constructed of welded aluminum by Abeking & Rasmussen of Lemwarder, Germany. She was launched in 1972. This is the last of the Palawans to be posted within these pages.

The boat was designed for sailing to extreme latitudes. Here she is off of northern Greenland during a 2 month exploration in 1974.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 67'-6"
LWL 50'-6"
Beam 17'-6"
Draft 6'-8" (board up) 13'-7" (board down)
Displacement 106,800 lbs
Ballast 28,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,926 sq ft

1 comment:

  1. My best friend in high school sailed on that trip to Greenland on Palawan IV and had the time of his life.