Sunday, March 11, 2012

Design 2677 - 65' Carbon Classic

We've done two proposals for this particular client. This was the first. He came to us asking for a very narrow, classically styled sloop. During the preliminary design process we explored the idea of building the boat using the lightest composite construction methods possible and decided on a carbon/foam sandwich using epoxy resin. Systems would be kept to an absolute minimum for weight savings. Interior joinery would be built using wood veneers over Nomex honeycomb panels. A lifting keel was explored but abandoned due to the added complexity and the intrusion on the cabin in a boat this narrow.

The boat would normally be used as a daysailer with the occasional overnight. A full time captain would be employed with an extra bunk for a "pick-up" hand for long deliveries.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 65'-0"
LWL 50'-2"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 10'-0"
Displacement 26,427 lbs
Ballast 10,572 lbs
Sail Area 1,938 sq ft

Click here to see the other design proposal prepared for this client: a larger and more modern interpretation. In the end the client purchased an existing flush deck daysailer, which is now for sale. Click here to access an article about her. I wonder what he will do next?

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