Friday, April 20, 2012

Design 2532-C1 - 140' World Cruising Ketch


This big ketch was a development of design #2532, Cyclos III.  Like Cyclos III she was never built.  I continue to think this is a great arrangement plan.  Here it is.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 140'-0"
LWL 125'-0"
Beam 32'-0"
Draft 12'-0"

S&S 30 - Update

Here is an image of the hull plug nearing completion and an image of the deck tooling in progress for the new S&S 30.  Click here to access more information about the S&S 30.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Designs 363 & 366 - Air Rescue Boats

Design 363

Last week I posted an article about design #370, a World War II Air Rescue or Crash Boat, used to rescue downed pilots during the war. Here are a couple of more designs of the same type, designs #363 and #366, both designed in 1940.

Design 366

#363 was designed for Oxford Shipyard of Oxford, Maryland and #366 for the Seabrook Yacht Corporation of Seabrook, Texas. Multiple copies of each were built.

Principal Dimensions #363
LOA 29'-4"
LWL 26'-3"
Beam 8'-7"
Draft 2'-6"

Principal Dimensions #366
LOA 36'-4"
LWL 34'-3"
Beam 10'-5"
Draft 3'-6"

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Design 2211 - Trojan Eagle

Trojan Eagle was constructed of aluminum by Steel Yachts & Launches of Aukland, New Zealand and launched in 1974. The design is a development of Inca, design #2131. As such please reference those drawings for profile and interior arrangement.

Reviewing the material we have, I can we used the rig plans for Tantara, design #2176.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 45'-0"
LWL 34'-6"
Beam 13'-1"
Draft 7'-1"
Displacement 25,500 lbs
Ballast 11,735 lbs (outside) 1,000 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 903 sq ft

Monday, April 16, 2012

Design 709 - Excursion Vessel Mohican Conversion

In 1907, a new excursion vessel was commissioned and built of riveted steel to a design by naval architect J. W. Millard of New York for the Lake George Steamboat Company. She was built by the T.S. Marvel Company of Newburgh, New York, and named Mohican (II), in honor of the boat that preceded her.

Power was provided by two inverted, direct-acting, Fletcher-built compound steam engines which generated approximately 550 horsepower to her twin screws, giving her a cruising speed of 13 knots while burning four tons of coal a day. She was built at a cost of $65,000.

In 1945, the company was sold to a New York City Admiralty lawyer named Wilbur E. Dow Jr. for $35,000. After he purchased the company, Mr. Dow decided that the Mohican should be converted from steam power to diesel propulsion.

At the end of the 1946 season, the Mohican was laid up. Under the supervision of Sparkman & Stephens, the boilers and engines were taken out, four General Motors 671 diesel engines were installed, and a new superstructure was built to take advantage of the more compact power plant. The cost of the refit was $210,000.

She is still in operation today.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 117'-0"
Beam 26'-6"
Draft 6'-0"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Design 2752 - Aileen

Click here to access a new video by Billy Black about Aileen, the 48' spirit of tradition sloop.

Burger 150' Motorsailer

Here is the largest of the series of motorsailers developed for the Burger Boat Company in 2008. The boat is designed to be built in Alustar™ aluminum.

Here are the plans.

Both modern and traditional interior schemes have been developed in collaboration with Design Unlimited of England. Here are a couple of interior renderings.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 147'-8"
LWL 116'-6"
Beam 29'-7"
Draft 13'-6"
Displacement 228 LT
Ballast 65 LT
Sail Area 8,000 sq ft
Fuel Oil 7,250 gallons
Fresh Water 2,000 gallons