Saturday, February 25, 2012

More About Aweigh - Design 24

Here's a vintage newspaper clipping from 1935 about Aweigh, design #24. It's nice to see as we don't have any images of her on file.

Design 688 - River Steamer

This vessel was designed with sufficient power and maneuverability to negotiate the rapids of the Upper Yangtze River in China. Dry cargo was carried on the main deck and loaded through side ports. Hull tanks were installed to carry 615 tons of Tung Oil.

Passenger Capacity
1st Class - 24
2nd Class - 36
3rd Class - 201

Power Plant
Steam - Twin screw - Twin uniflow engines - Two water tube boilers
2,400 shaft horsepower for 15 knots

Principal Characteristics
LOA 253'-0"
Beam 48'-0"
Draft 8'-0" (light ship) 12'-0" (full load)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Design 2207 - Swan 50 Motorsailer

This motorsailer design was a departure from Nautor's ocean racing bloodlines. Rod Stephens must have had a major hand in the development of this model as he favored the type for cruising. 9 boats were produced during a production run that started in 1976 and ended in 1978.

Here's a design review from Yachting magazine. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

The molds were later sold to Siltala Yachts of Finland, the plans were modified and the boat was marketed as the Nauticat 52. More about that model in a future posting.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 48'-10"
LWL 37'-6"
Beam 15'-1"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 51,000 lbs
Ballast 14,500 lbs
Sail Area 1,113 sq ft

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Design 2244 - Siska

We don't have any small scale study plans on hand for this yacht but we're posting an article nonetheless. It's an interesting design. The boat was designed for the famous Australian sailor Rolly Tasker, who built the boat himself. The construction material is aluminum and she was launched in 1974.

The image below gives a good view of her deck layout. The notation on the back of the image below reads "Cruising - 2,700 miles."

Principal Dimensions
LOA 51'-5"
LWL 38'-10"
Beam 13'-7"
Draft 9'-0"
Displacement 31,593 lbs
Sail Area 1,112 sq ft

Design 2272 - Swan 81

Here's a big Swan that never came to be. The design was initiated in 1976 and was announced at the London Boat Show of that year. They actually took an order for one at the boat show. Unfortunately Nautor started the project with the firm conviction that the boat would not be put into production until three orders were received. The orders never came and the project was scrapped the following year.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

The boat's development can be traced directly to Kialoa III, design #2171.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 81'-0"
LWL 64'-5"
Beam 18'-6"
Draft 12'-0"
Displacement 103,400 lbs
Ballast 35,000 lbs
Sail Area 2,733 sq ft

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Design 2228 & C1 - Saudade II & Pinta II

Two identical sisters were built to this design for repeat customers for the German Admiral's Cup Team of 1975. The boats were constructed of aluminum by the yard of Walter Huisman of Vollenhove, Holland. I apologize that we don't have any photographs of these nice looking boats.

Here is the general arrangement Plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 51'-2"
LWL 36'-10"
Beam 13'-10"
Draft 7'-7"
Displacement 27,902 lbs
Ballast 16,700 lbs
Sail Area 1,012 sq ft

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Design 2531 - New Horizons 68'

Here we have a preliminary design for a company called International Yachtbuilders, Ltd of New London, Connecticut. There is a note in the files regarding this design that reads "We have no idea if this boat was built or not." My supposition is that the boat was not built and that this was a marketing effort to see if they could rally any potential clients, at least to the point where this very simple brochure was produced. The design looks very well thought out. The year was 1987.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 68'-3"
LWL 53'-0"
Beam 17'-2"
Draft 12'-0"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Design 2270 - 12-Meter Racing Yacht - Enterprise

Enterprise (US27) was designed and built to compete in the 23rd America's Cup of 1977. She was constructed of aluminum by the Minneford Yacht Yard of City Island, New York and launched in 1976. The syndicate was establised by the Maritime College of Fort Schuyler, New York.

The design was based on extensive tank testing using large format models of 1/3rd scale, a practice that was started for the testing of Courageous for the 22nd America's Cup of 1974. Initial tank testing used 1/8th scale models of 8' length overall. After analysis the larger 22' models were built and tested to better verify results and to eliminate problems associated with scale effects. Earlier testing of previous 12-meters had relied upon models of 1/13th scale or 5' overall length.

The boat could not beat Courageous, S&S design #2085 and Courageous was selected to defend the Cup. Here is an image of Enterprise during trails sailing against Intrepid (US22), design #1834.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 67'-0"
LWL 48'-0"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 9'-0"
Sail Area 1,808 sq ft

Eggemoggin Reach Regatta 2012 - Save the Date

Here's a save the date card for the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta for 2012. If you've never done it, it's a great regatta, along with the Castine to Camden and Feeder Races leading up to it.

Castine to Camden Race, Thursday August 2, 2012
Feeder Race (Camden to Brooklin), Friday August 3, 2012
Eggemogin Reach Regatta, Saturday August 4, 2012

Here's a map showing the Castine to Camden and Feeder races.

Red- Castine to Camden, 19.6 nm
Cyan- Feeder Race, 27 nm