Friday, March 9, 2012

Design 2394 - Mafisto

This cold molded sloop was designed and built for single-handed sailing. She was built by Driscoll Custom Boats of San Diego, California and launched in 1980. Here's a design review from the time of her launch. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

And here's a close up shot of that funky doghouse.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-5"
LWL 31'-0"
Beam 11'-6"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 21,336 lbs
Ballast 9,000 lbs
Sail Area 730 sq ft


  1. Maine Know-It-AllMarch 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    What a wonderful looking boat. While I like the bubble sitting atop the raised deck of a small boat such as the Sagitta 20 and the Douglass & McLeod 22, and don't mind it too much on the Sagitta 26, I'm ready with my chain saw for a little streamlining on Mafisto. Sawing the bubble off would make her look even better. I suppose if you were offshore in a gale, and really didn't want to leave the comfort of your warm dry cabin, you'd be glad for a look about without going on deck, though. Love Mafisto's high bow and short cabin trunk, even more apparent in the photo than in the drawings.

    1. Oh, I overlooked the fact that Mafisto can be steered from inside the bubble. In that case, I'll put away the chain saw....

  2. This was built by a cousin of mine for a solo round-the-world cruise, which unfortunately his business interests prevented him from ever taking. But that's the reason for the weird bubble. He wanted a little protection when things got rough.