Saturday, April 28, 2012

Design 1880 - Glasspar 17' Dinghy

In 1966 we were commissioned to design 3 sizes of fiberglass dinghies for the Glasspar boatbuilding company of Costa Mesa, California. Here is the second with a length overall of 17'.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

None of the 3 models ever went into production.  As I stated in our previous posting, please note the draftsman for these plans was the very talented Germán Frers, Jr.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 17'-0"
LWL 15'-3"
Beam 6'-6"
Draft 0'-8" (board up) 4'-7" (board down)
Sail Area 159 sq ft

More About Quicksilver - Design 2158

A former owner sent us this great sailing shot of Quicksilver, the 1973 Admiral's Cupper from new Zealand.  Great photo.  He also sent us this interior image.  Thanks very much for sharing this with our readers.

Friday, April 27, 2012

1st Annapolis Spring Boat Show

Here's Windalier at the 1st ever Annapolis Spring Boat Show being held from today, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 at the Annapolis City Docks and surrounding vicinity.  She's design #1615.  The boat is currently on the market for $395,000.

Broker Jeff Grey will be at the show all weekend.
Mobile: 774-454-7638

Design 1756 - Passenger Vessel

This 58' passenger vessel was built of aluminum by J.W. Nolan & Sons of Erie, Pennsylvania.  She was launched in 1963.  I can't tell you much about her.  Looking at the Nolan archives I have not been able to identify the boat, or if she is still afloat. I can see a small note on the plans that says the Coast Guard at Buffalo, New York had us add freeing ports to the aft cockpit so my supposition is that the boat saw service somewhere in upstate New York.

Here is the general arrangement.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 57'-9"
LWL 53'-0"
Beam 15'-9"
Draft 4'-4"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Design 2400 - 73' Cruising Ketch

Here's a nice looking ketch that is pretty old school for 1980 but a nice looking cruising boat nonetheless. She's a lot of boat with four cabins plus crew in 73' overall.  The design was never taken beyond this very preliminary stage.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 73'-0"
LWL 54'-6"
Beam 19'-0"
Draft 9'-0"

More About Iorana - Design 1891

A blog reader was kind enough to send us these images of the beautiful A&R built sloop Iorana, design #1891.  She is lying in a marina north of Rome.  She's a nice looking boat.


Thanks very much for sending these.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Design 2088 - Bolle V

This 6-meter racing yacht was built by the Yachtwerft Hans Wirz of Steinbach/Bodensee, Switzerland.  She is double planked of mahogany with white oak frames.  The boat was launched in 1971.  As can be seen in these images, she was later renamed Antares.  We assume she is still in Switzerland.

Here is the Lines Plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 32'-9"
LWL 24'-5"
Beam 6'-2"
Draft 5'-6"
Displacement 9,746 lbs
Ballast 7,326 lbs
Sail Area 488 sq ft

Monday, April 23, 2012

Design 368 - Vindsida

Here's an interesting mystery.  This little yawl was designed for the same owner as Werdna (design #58), the yawl built in 1935 by Albert Lemos of Rhode Island, a Mr. Charles Jenckes.  He must have been the second owner of Werdna, and he renamed her Vindsida.  I can't understand why he would have us design a boat so similar to his existing boat, only slightly smaller. #368 has a waterline length of 29'-0".  This boat was never built.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 38'-4"
LWL 29'-0"
Beam 10'-7"
Draft 6'-0"
Sail Area 821 sq ft

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Design 979 - Maybe VII

The 6-meter racing yacht Maybe VII (US87, originally S66) was built in 1952 to compete in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and the 1953 One Ton Cup, which was held on Long Island Sound. The boat was built of wood by the Tore Holm Yacht Yard of Gamleb, Sweden.  Holm was a very famous yacht designer in his own right.

She eventually made her way to the West Coast and is now part of the Puget Sound fleet.  She has undergone at least two major restorations.

Here is the Lines Plan.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 36'-2"
LWL 23'-9"
Beam 6'-0"
Draft 5'-5"

Design 2235 - 1/4-Tonner

I looks like at least two boats were built to this design by South Hants Marine of England and launched around 1975.  The boats were built using C-Flex, a type of fiberglass "planking" that was developed by Seemann Composite Inc. in the early 1970s. It's made up of flattened longitudinal glass rods with roving in between, woven together with a light fiberglass cloth to keep things in position, and this allows it to be worked on the bias to create compound surfaces.

Here is the general arrangement.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 27'-10"
LWL 20'-0"
Beam 7'-0"
Draft 4'-11"
Displacement 4,634 lbs
Ballast 1,700 lbs
Sail Area 288 sq ft