Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Design 2586 - Seven Seas

This 12-meter racing yacht was launched in 1935. She is a design by Clinton Crane and built by Henry Nevins of City Island, New York. Crane was a good friend and mentor to Olin Stephens at the time.

Clinton Crane

In 1991 the boat underwent a massive 3-year refit from the keel up at Southampton Yacht Services of England. We were brought on as consultants to check the integrity of the chainplates, deck fitting foundations and look at her rating.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 68'-0"
LWL 44'-6"
Beam 12'-0"
Draft 8'-11"
Displacement 60,704 lbs
Sail Area 1,782 sq ft


  1. Frederico Pinheiro de MeloApril 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    This boat, then named Sunday, was an important part of the sailing scene in and around Cascais (Portugal) in the 50s, 60s and 70s, together with a number of other historic boats: Jolie Brise, Foxhound (sistership to the British royal family's Bloodhound), Minx of Malham, Astrape, etc. Sunday was usually scratch boat in any fleet and in the late seventies, when she was owned by a pair of twenty-something year-old friends of mine and crewed by a bunch of similarly young Finn, Star and 470 sailors, the absolute people's favourite and most fun boat to crew on. Good times.

    1. I am very interested to find out more about this boat. either old photos or original drawings, even racing history prior to 1993.

  2. This boat is currently at anchor in Formentera, Balearic Islands.