Saturday, March 3, 2012

Design 2711 - 90' Expedition Yacht

This robust expedition yacht was designed with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The result is a lot of boat in a reasonably sized package. The split level is a great solution. There are four guest staterooms with the forward two half a flight up. This allows a large pump and systems room under that space. The main deck is set up for entertaining. The galley and breakfast nook are up a half a flight of stairs and includes a day head and all are convenient to the wheelhouse.

That central staircase then proceeds up into the mock stack and offers protected access to the boat deck. There is also an external stair from the port side Portuguese bridge to the boat deck for handling the tenders. From the boat deck the flybridge is accessed by another half a flight of stairs. The flybridge is generous and set up with steering station and with entertainment in mind and includes a gas grill, wet bar and refrigerator.

Crew accommodations are for a captain and two hands and includes their own galley/laundry area, dining area and separate showers.

Power is provided by a single Caterpillar 3408C marine diesel generating 540 hp for a top speed of 12 knots and a cruising speed of 9 knots. Other features of the design include stabilizers, bilge keels, twin generators and a "get-home" system.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 90'-3"
LWL 82'-8"
Beam 22'-8"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 308,644 lbs

Friday, March 2, 2012

Preliminary Design - 112' Performance Sloop

Here's a preliminary design of a 112' performance sloop, that was prepared in 2006. It was based on utilizing the basic engineering of s/y Zingaro, design #2642, but with a lower profile and a different layout. I think it's a great general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 111'-7"
LWL 91'-10"
Beam 24'-9"
Draft 13'-0"
Displacement 213,587 lbs
Ballast 60,000 lbs
Sail Area 4,370 sq ft

Design 959 - Sidori

We know very little about this 5.5-meter racing yacht. She was the first 5.5-meter to be designed by the firm. Sidori (FIN-013) was built in the winter of 1952 by E. Blomqvist, of Porvoo, Finland, about 30 miles east of Helsinki. She was built to compete in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. Our understanding is she is currently undergoing restoration somewhere in Finland.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-2"
LWL 22'-11"
Bea, 6'-4"
Draft 4'-5"
Displacement 4,820 lbs
Sail Area 285 sq ft

Atlantique 50 Arrives - Design 2667

Here's a nice image of the Atlantique 50, design #2667, arriving at Sydney, Australia. She was shipped via a float-on/off yacht carrier, Super Servant 4, from Fort Lauderdale to Brisbane and from there on her own bottom to Sydney.

McClave, Philbrick & Giblin

This past Monday I stopped to see the boatbuilders McClave, Philbrick & Giblin of Mystic, Connecticut. These fellows are traditional wooden boatbuilders and experts at what they do. They are in the process of putting a new housetop on NY32, #9, Salty. While some might be tempted to use marine plywood, they are doing it to the original plans which calls out 7/8" white cedar, which is tongue and grooved and covered in canvas.

Here's the midship section.

And the work in process.

Note the soaker hose running around the perimeter of the boat and under a plastic tarp to keep her hydrated.

McClave, Philbrick & Giblin
929 Flanders Road
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: 860-572-7710

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Design 2294 - Great Lakes One-Design

We don't know the story behind this design. It looks like a conceptual design and one that was probably never built. It is a nice looking boat. The boat was designed to be built in fiberglass. The year was 1976.

Here's the general arrangement plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 39'-8"
LWL 31'-9"
Beam 12'-6"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 16,000 lbs
Sail Area 774 sq ft

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Design 2471 - Tartan 28

The Tartan 28 was introduced in 1984. The boat was designed as a competitive cruiser/racer that would be suitable for a family and accomplished the mission well. 136 boats were delivered during a production run that ended in 1990.

Here's a design review from Sail magazine from around the time of her introduction. Please double click for zoom.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 28'-3"
LWL 23'-3"
Beam 9'-10"
Draft 4'-11"
Displacement 7,450 lbs
Ballast 3,200 lbs
Sail Area 408 sq ft

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More About Alsumar - Design 11

Alsumar Today

Today I am on the road trying to determine if anyone is actually building wooden yachts in Connecticut anymore. In ages past we had Luders of Stamford, Joel Johnson of Bridgeport, Seth Persson of Old Saybrook, Franklin Post & Son of Mystic, Aderson & Combes of New Haven and more. (More to follow on this subject.)

I stopped at Taylor & Snediker of Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Nice boat shop by the way and thanks for the tour. They are busy restoring a water taxi from Venice of all things (very cool boat) and an early Rhodes sloop built by A&R (read very busy) but to me the most interesting thing they have there is Alsumar, design #11, sitting out back awaiting restoration! And she's all there and all original. It was all I could do to not ask them to rip the shrink wrap off!

I will draw your attention to the comment that has been submitted regarding our original article about her as follows (posted by anonymous): "She is at Taylor & Snediker in Pawcatuck, RI (it's actually CT but it is only separated from RI by a river so it's as close as you can get) awaiting restoration by an irrational and foolish owner (me)." To the owner: Yes, she would be a sight to behold and please restore her before your NY30 sitting alongside! She is a rare S&S design with the classic "railcar" deckhouse.

Save a Classic - Djinn - Design 1791

Courtesy Wooden Boat

Here is a reprint from the current issue (March/April 2012, Number 225) of Wooden Boat magazine's regular feature Save a Classic regarding the motorsailer Djinn. She is design #1791. Please double click the article above for zoom. Click here to learn more about her.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Design 1633 - Aramis X

Image Courtesy of François Bouvier

Aramis X (SUI-046) is one of only ten 5.5-meter racing sloops designed by the firm. She was built by Louis Plojoux of Corsier-Port, Geneva, Switzerland and launched in 1960. She is carvel planked of mahogany.

Here is the sail plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 31'-8"
LWL 22'-2"
Beam 6'-4'
Draft 4'-5'

Image Courtesy of François Bouvier

Design 2239-C1 - Nauticat 43

Three motorsailer models were designed for Siltala Yachts of Finland and sold under the name of Nauticat. This is the second. In each case these motorsailers were developed for Nautor Swan, also of Finland, and in each case the design was taken up by Siltala Yachts and produced in a slightly modified form.

The Nautor 43, design #2399, was produced between 1976 and 1979 with 24 hulls delivered. Not a bad production run. Production began at Siltala Yachts of the modified design in 1983 and ended in 1999 with 94 hulls delivered, a very good production run.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-8"
LWL 32'-10"
Beam 13'-9"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 33,080 lbs
Ballast 9,480 lbs
Sail Area 1,092 sq ft