Friday, May 11, 2012

Hull #021-Seamróige - Design 1710

Owners are starting to get back to us in response to our posting about design #1710 and the Swan 36.  And we always like to hear from them.  Here we have hull #021 of the Swan 36 class, s/y Seamróige.  She's a beauty.  She makes her home on the east coast of Northern Ireland.  The owner was kind enough to send us a link to a blog about the area.  What a magical place.  To see for yourself please click here to access the blog and then follow the links to images.

More images of Seamróige can be found by accessing the Classic Swan Association page about her, and including some interior images.  Click here to access.

And finally here's a look at her shape.  You can see the rudder has been modified at some point.

Thank you very much for contacting us and sending the images and fair sailing.

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1959-C2 - S&S 34 by Swarbrick

We have discussed the S&S 34 before and also the model licensed for sale in the United States, the Palmer Johnson 34.  We don't know exactly how many of these popular boats have been built, only that in the first year of production at Winfield & Partners (later known as Aqua Fibre), 39 contracts were signed.

The boat shown here is yet another version, built by Swarbrick of Western Australia and designated as Sparkman & Stephens design #1959-C2.  The images shown are of a launch sequence of a new boat from the early 1980s.  We don't know exactly how many were built by Swarbrick at that time either.

Here is an interesting article from the Italian magazine Yachting Quarterly about the S&S 34 design in general, in Olin Stephens' own words.

Any way, back to Swarbrick.  Did you know these boat are again in production and available from Swarbrick?  Here's a brief article about the subject from Cruising World magazine.  As always please double click for zoom.

More information can be obtained from the builder's website by clicking here.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 33'-6"
LWL 24'-2"
Beam 10'-1"
Draft 5'-10"
Displacement 9,195 lbs
Ballast 4,800 lbs
Sail Area 484 sq ft

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Design 362 - 72' W.L. Cruiser

This preliminary design takes us back to 1940.  As is often the case with these older designs that were not built we pulled these images from our microfiche files, so we apologize for the poor quality of the plans as shown.

Here is the general arrangement plan.

And an alternate outboard profile.

 Principal Dimensions
LOA 75'-0"
LWL 72'-0"
Beam 17'-6'
Draft 5'-0"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Design 2556 - 105' IMS Cruiser/Racer


According to the files, this preliminary design as to be constructed of aluminum and designed to rate well under the IMS Rule as a cruiser/racer.

Here is the general arrangement plan.  It's a nice layout.  With the crew located aft it leads me to believe this boat was destined for a European client.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 105'-0"
LWL 86'-0"
Beam 24'-1"
Draft 9'-10"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

2642-C1 - Gitana


Here's a nice aerial shot of Gitana (ex-Zingaro) with her new dark blue topsides and revised cockpit.  When Zingaro was sold in 2008 her new owner asked us to redesign her cockpit for increased seating/dining capacity.  Here is the original versus the revised layout.

This image shows the original configuration which includes a passage between the cockpit and steering stations along with a central navigation station.

Here are a couple of images showing the revised layout.  The passage between the steering pedestals and cockpit settees have been eliminated and the settees much improved. The navigation screens, engine panel and vhf radio have been incorporated into the aft end of the settees.  One now has to walk back between the steering stations to exit the interior or cockpit but the improvement to the outside seating is well worth it.