Thursday, May 10, 2012

Design 1701-C1 - Weekender

We have previously posted an article about the Rainbow Class, design #1701.  Here we have a modified version, called the Weekender and also classified as a MORC racer.  Here's the brochure.

Aside from the addition of the fairly rudimentary "cruising" interior, the modification was fairly simple and included a blister on the coach roof as can be seen in the excerpt from the construction plan, and a heavier keel.

The boats were produced by Tidewater Boats of Annapolis, Maryland.  We can see that the base price of a Rainbow in '64 was $2,695 and the Weekender model was $3,395, a $700 option.

 Principal Dimensions
LOA 24'-2"
LWL 17'-3"
Beam 6'-3"
Draft 3'-6"
Displacement 2,060 lbs
Ballast 1,120 lbs
Sail Area 218 sq ft


  1. Is this the boat that was called an Annapolis 25 with a tip up outboard motor in the lazarette?

  2. I've been trying to figure that out too. Mine is a 64 at 26 ft