A shortlived replacement for the Pearson Lark

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 6 23' 6 18' 6 4' 0 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bill Shaw Pearson Yachts 1968-1969 285 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. It is interesting to compare this boat with her near sister-ship, the Pearson Lark 24 page 305 . The Lark was phased out in 1968, the year that the Pearson 24 was introduced. The two boats were more similar than an initial glance might indicate. It looks to us as if the Pearson 24 design uses the same...

Evolution of a small cruiser stage two

Windrose Sailboat Laguna Yachts

Shad Turner Laguna Yachts 1980-1983 152 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 0 19' 0 16' 0 2' 3 26' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage W. Shad Turner Laguna Yachts 1980-1983 152 sq. ft. portable portable By 1980 the design trend was toward wider boats, for extra stability as well as cabin space. Laguna Yachts and Shad Turner responded by widening the six-year-old Windrose 18 previous page from seven...

One Hundred Choices for the Best Small Cruiser

Terrapin Sailboats

Ramp-Launching and Trailering Character Boats Seven boats appear in above lists twice. Seven boats appear in above lists twice. Listed on the opposite page are one hundred choices for the Best Small Cruiser. There are, of course, many more than one hundred choices for the best small cruising sailboat. In fact, there are 360 choices reported in this guide alone, and at least a few boats beyond those, on which we failed to find sufficient data to include here. In any case, as the saying goes, one...

Lapworth with a raised deck

Foot Lapworth

William Lapworth Continental Plastics 1958 -1966 263 sq. ft. portable 10 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 24' 0 20' 0 4' 0 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage C. William Lapworth Continental Plastics 1958 -1966 263 sq. ft. portable 10 gal. Somewhere around 1958 yacht designer William Lapworth drew two boats for the Continental Plastics Corporation of Costa Mesa, CA the Lapworth 24 or L24 and the Gladiator 24. The...

Authors Gallery of Photos

Menger Cat Boats

I have been writing and illustrating most of my life. At age nine, in 1943, I traded a pencil drawing I had done of a World War II B-17 bomber to a third grade classmate for a die-cast toy boat, my first commercial transaction. In 1946, at age twelve, I won first prize in a state-wide Scholastic Arts contest for a pen-and-ink drawing. I went to college, trained as a mechanical engineer, found a job, and at night got an MBA. My writing and drawing activities were almost exclusively...

A longlived and popular English design

Shoal Draft Small Micro Sailing Yacht

15' 0 15' 6 12' 0 0' 7 3' 0 17' 11 Stanley T. Smith International Marine 1977-present 91 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 15' 0 15' 6 12' 0 0' 7 3' 0 17' 11 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Stanley T. Smith International Marine 1977-present 91 sq. ft. portable portable She's the lightest boat with the smallest rig of all the boats listed in this book. She was produced as a 14' hull from 1960 until about 1977, at which time the current...

Traditional catboat with a difference

Catboat Designs

20' 0 21' 4 17' 9 1' 10 4' 3 29' 6 Peter J. Legnos Legnos Boatbldg. Co. 1974-1986 258 sq. ft. portable or 20 gal. portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 0 21' 4 17' 9 1' 10 4' 3 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Peter J. Legnos Legnos Boatbldg. Co. 1974-1986 258 sq. ft. portable or 20 gal. portable Unlike most of her comps, the Mystic Catboat 20 was designed to resemble a 19th century gentleman's cruising cat rather than a traditional working cat....

Balboa alias Windrose alias Laguna

Laguna Windrose Sailing

1' 3 5' 6 swing, 2'11 shoal The Balboa 22 was built by Laguna Yachts, the same company that built the Windrose 22 page 213 , also designed by Shad Turner. If you look closely you will see that both hulls have identical dimensions, though the decks are somewhat different. Both hulls came in two choices of underbody a swing-keel version min and max drafts shown above and a fixed fin-keel version with a draft of 2' 11. Ballast for the swing version is 600 pounds, for the fixed version is 900...

Flatbottomed beachable cat ketch with poptop

Boat Design Software

25' 4 27' 6 23' 3 1' 3 5' 7 31' 1 Marine Innovators, Inc. 1979-1981 275 sq. ft. portable or 19 gal. 20 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 4 27' 6 23' 3 1' 3 5' 7 31' 1 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Marine Innovators, Inc. 1979-1981 275 sq. ft. portable or 19 gal. 20 gal. Cat ketches are themselves a bit unusual, especially when they are only 25 feet on deck. Add to that wishbone rigs on both masts i.e., the rig typically used on windsurfing boards ,...

A truly unique design from Phil Bolger

Row Boat Plans Sail Outboard

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 5 21' 5 19' 0 0' 4 2' 6 24' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Philip Bolger Edy amp Duff 1976-1983 143 sq. ft. portable portable Like her comps, Dovekie is basically a decked-over open boat. Bolger's design is unusual some would say radical with a dead-flat bottom no rocker, no deadrise , leeboards, a tiny bow centerboard for working to weather in shallows, and oar ports so she can be used without resorting to outboard...

Expanded version of the Menger

Menger Sailboat

1' 10 4' 6 33' 6 outboard 4 to 6 hp, optional inbd. 21 Bill and Andrew Menger Menger Enterprises and others 1990-present 270 sq. ft. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 1' 10 4' 6 33' 6 outboard 4 to 6 hp, optional inbd. 21 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bill and Andrew Menger Menger Enterprises and others 1990-present 270 sq. ft. After a lightning fire destroyed the molds for the successful Menger 17 catboat page 42 , Bill Menger and his son designed the...

Canadian PHRF speedster from Ron Holland

Ron Holland Sailboat

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 4 26' 3 22' 6 4' 6 39' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This fractional rig speedster with a PHRF handicap of 168 seems to be at least roughly in the same league as her comps, namely the Evelyn 25 much lighter, considerably higher B D ratio, and close to the same SA D ratio, but should she be 21 seconds per mile faster than the Bombardier the Capri 25 also lighter, but with a shorter waterline length, a shallower keel,...

One of Nick Hakes early small yacht designs

Small Cruising Sailboats

21' 9 22' 2 20' 7 1' 11 3' 5 29' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 9 22' 2 20' 7 1' 11 3' 5 29' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Seaward 22 was first launched in 1984, and in 1989 magically became the Seaward 23 see next page by including a bowsprit in its length designation. The 22 has round ports while the 23 has better-looking rectangular ports, and there are many other differences as well. But the 23 by any other name is still a 22-footer on...

French design with an unusual cabin plan

Dufour Yacht Cad Drawing

The Jeanneau Eolia 25 was available either as a fin keeler fixed draft 4' 9, shown here or as a keel-centerboarder draft 2' 7 board up, or 5' 11 board down . Although an outboard was an option, a high percentage of the boats sold have a raw-water-cooled Yanmar 1GM10 diesel of 7.5 hp. Either choice should power the Eolia 25 at hull speed. Best features We think the layout is quite clever, with a double berth aft under the cockpit, an enclosed stand-up head in the highest location in the cabin, a...

French import with lots of headroom

Jeanneau Tonic

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 5 23' 8 20' 4 2' 3 4' 6 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Philippe Harle Jeanneau 1985-1995 243 sq. ft. portable 5 gal. This French boat came in two versions a keel-centerboarder, the statistics of which are shown above, and a fin-keeler, which draws 3' 7 and has a little less displacement 2,875 lbs., with 990 lbs. of iron ballast in the keel . At one point she was called the Tonic 24, based, we suppose, on the LOA of...

Early and popular fiberglass sailboat

Building Fiberglass Sailboat Plans

22' 0 22' 0 20' 1 3' 2 30' 4 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 0 22' 0 20' 1 3' 2 30' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Over 1,500 of these boats were made over a seven-year period. They were available either in the 3' 2 fixed-keel version shown here, or as a keel centerboarder draft board up 2' 6, down 4' 10 . At some point during Columbia Yacht Corporation's life between 1961 and 1978 , in addition to their regular finished boats, the company sold a line...

Reuben Tranes ultimate macrominimicro

Hens Designed Reubin Trane

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 2 21' 0 18' 3 0' 9 3' 0 25' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Reuben Trane Nimble Boats 1997-1999 165 sq. ft. portable portable A flyer issued in 1997 by the Florida Bay Boat Company on its then-new Maxi-Peep explains that the forward end of the boat is identical to the 14' Peep Hen see page 51 with a galley, two 6' 3 berths and room for stowage and a porta-potti under the cockpit sole. The center cockpit is 6' 6 long with...

Ted Hood designs a little cruiserracer

Amf 2100 Sail

21' 1 22' 6 17' 7 1' 0 4' 0 31' 0 Ted Hood AMF Alcort 1981-1983 209 sq. ft. portable portable 3,200 lbs. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 1 22' 6 17' 7 1' 0 4' 0 31' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Approx. trailering wgt. Ted Hood AMF Alcort 1981-1983 209 sq. ft. portable portable 3,200 lbs. Ted Hood was good at designing fast cruisers and elegant racers, and it looks like he succeeded with the 2100. Still, the boat did not sell in any great numbers,...

Folkboat design from England and Canada

Small Sailboat Design Software

25' 5.5 27' 1 21' 0 4' 0 33' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage varies David Sadler J. J. Taylor amp Sons 1965-1990 304 sq. ft. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 5.5 27' 1 21' 0 4' 0 33' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage varies David Sadler J. J. Taylor amp Sons 1965-1990 304 sq. ft. The Scandinavian Folkboat concept heavy displacement, long keel with highly raked attached outboard rudder, narrow hull, low freeboard, springy sheer...

A shippy little Lyle Hess design

Lyle Hess Sailboat Designs

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 4 20' 10 2' 5 4' 11 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This is an unusual fiberglass boat, partly because her hull is lapstraked that is, simulated overlapping planks are molded right into the hull , and partly because she has one of the tallest rigs 33' 6 bridge clearance of all the 23-footers in this guide. The Pearson 23 Cat is an exception. The M23 was available either factory-finished or sold without the usual...

Lyle Hess packet on a small scale

Small Cruising Sailboat Plans

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' o 30' 6 20' 10 3' 6 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Approx. trailering wgt. 10,800 lbs. The FC22 was originally built by Sam Morse in CA, but recently her molds and tooling were purchased by Cape George Marine Works of Port Townsend, WA. They, like Morse, offer the boat in various stages of completion from bare hull to finished vessel. Over the years, almost all FC22s have been built to order. The hull is fiberglass,...

Lyle Hess trailerable motorsailor

Images Lyle Hess Boats

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 1 25' 1 23' 4 2' 0 2' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Lyle Hess Coastal Recreation 1974-1975 245 sq. ft. 20 gal. 25 gal. You can almost imagine the client talking to the designer, laying out his needs I want a fast, shallow draft, trailer-able motorsailer I can easily tow with my pickup to Mexico say La Paz to launch off the beach and cruise for a few weeks with my wife, occasionally inviting a couple of my grown...

Popular design from Carl Alberg

Bristol Corinthian

19' 6 19' 6 14' 6 2' 9 26' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 6 19' 6 14' 6 2' 9 26' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Over 700 of these shippy-looking little sloops were built between 1965 and the early 1980s. Alberg's designs are so distinctive that his trademark look is hard to miss. For example, compare this boat with a near lookalike, the Cape Dory Typhoon 18 19 on page 23. The resemblance is striking, at least until one realizes that the smaller...

Typhoon with extra oomph

22' 5 22' 5 16' 6 3' 1 34' 0 Carl Alberg Cape Dory Yachts 1981-1988 245 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 5 22' 5 16' 6 3' 1 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Carl Alberg Cape Dory Yachts 1981-1988 245 sq. ft. portable portable The smaller Cape Dory Typhoon 18 (page 23) was introduced in about 1971, when the company was offering only two boats, but it wasn't until 1981 that the 22-foot Typhoon Senior came along. The 22 sold...

A cat ketch daysailer with a canvas cabin

Dovekie Sailboat

This little decked-over double-ended cat ketch is said to have its design origins in L. Francis Herreshoff's Carpenter, designed in 1929 see sailplan inset though we see only a minor resemblance. The Sea Pearl comes with a tonneau cover for the forward cockpit, which is non-self-bailing, but also can be rigged with an optional canvas cabin. A small steering cockpit aft of the mizzen is self-bailing. The base boat has a centerboard, but optional leeboards are available, as are twin lug rigs and...

Rebuild of a Herreshoff America

18' 2 20' 0 17' 9 2' 2 4' 11 28' 0 Hutchins Design Team Hutchins Company 2002-present 205 sq. ft. portable 10 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 2 20' 0 17' 9 2' 2 4' 11 28' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Hutchins Design Team Hutchins Company 2002-present 205 sq. ft. portable 10 gal. The Com-Pac Horizon 18 is a reconstruction of the Herreshoff America (page 35), pursued after builder Hutchins bought the tooling from the last of many molders of the...

West Coast entry in the catboat sweepstakes

Wooden Catboat Plans

17' 0 17' 0 16' 2 2' 2 4' 0 25' 0 outboard 3 to 6 hp, inbd. optional 33 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 17' 0 17' 0 16' 2 2' 2 4' 0 25' 0 outboard 3 to 6 hp, inbd. optional 33 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The California-built Molly Cat is different from her eastern-built cousins in a number of respects, e.g., her stem has a jaunty tumblehome, and the use of wood is more lavish lignum vitae deck cleats, ash sheet blocks, extensive teak deck trim compared...

A product of a company that has left no trace

Sovereign Sailboat

17' 0 18' 0 14' 6 1' 10 24' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 17' 0 18' 0 14' 6 1' 10 24' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage I still remember meeting Sovereign's sales rep at a boat show in the 1980s, and getting a complete brush-off for asking questions like Who designed her I'm still puzzled by that salesman's unhelpful responses, but even today, the company's secrets, if any, are safe the firm seems to have disappeared without a trace. This model started...

The Crabber plus two feet

Roger Dongray Designs

19' 3 25' 0 17' 6 1' 6 4' 0 26' 3 Roger Dongray Britannia Boats Ltd. 1978-present 194 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 3 25' 0 17' 6 1' 6 4' 0 26' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Roger Dongray Britannia Boats Ltd. 1978-present 194 sq. ft. portable portable This is a character boat with concomitant grace, and with a good measure of performance and practicality, too. What she lacks in headroom, she makes up in charm. In England,...

Reuben Tranes ultimate micro

Nimble Boats

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 14' 2 16' 2 13' 3 0' 9 3' 0 24' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Designer Trane says he conceived this boat after a good New Year's Eve party as a small, beachable, easy-to-use microcruiser. The Peep has the smallest LOD in this book, though she's far from smallest in usable space. In fact, her big freeboard and beam give her second-best space versus the comps shown here. Best features Very shallow draft with centerboard up...

Early British entry in the glass sweepstakes

Hurley 1962

18' 6 20' 9 18' 4 2' 4 25' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 6 20' 9 18' 4 2' 4 25' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Approx. trailering wgt. Built by Hurley Marine and later by Russell Marine in Essex, England, and imported by Wells Yachts starting in the early 1960s, the Vivacity 20 was a popular early fiberglass micro-cruiser. Like her predecessor, the Alacrity 19 (page 19), she features twin bilge keels and a low profile doghouse. About 600 Alacritys...

First production glass catboat is still popular

Catboat Designs

18' 2 20' 7 17' 8 1' 7 4' 4 32' 0 Breck Marshall Marshall Marine 1963-present 253 sq. ft. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 2 20' 7 17' 8 1' 7 4' 4 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Breck Marshall Marshall Marine 1963-present 253 sq. ft. This salty-looking vessel is one of the longest running fiberglass designs around. It is still selling well after almost 50 years on the market. Best features The basic design is virtually unchanged from the earliest...

Has this boat disappeared without a trace

Pierce Arrow Pa18 Sailboat

17' 6 18' 7 16' 8 0' 9 4' 0 30' 10 Mark Leonard Pierce Arrow Marine 1982-1984 185 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 17' 6 18' 7 16' 8 0' 9 4' 0 30' 10 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Mark Leonard Pierce Arrow Marine 1982-1984 185 sq. ft. portable portable The PA18 is unusual in several ways. For one thing, she weighs only 1,100 pounds, ready to sail. Also, with her wide beam, she has a bigger Space Index than any of her comps. For...

Modernized classic catboat by Garry Hoyt

Catboat Plans

19' 2 23' 2 17' 6 1' 2 3' 0 32' 0 Garry Hoyt TPI Corp. 1998-2002 272 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 2 23' 2 17' 6 1' 2 3' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Garry Hoyt TPI Corp. 1998-2002 272 sq. ft. portable portable Designer Hoyt decided to try to minimize some chronic catboat weaknesses, including sluggish windward performance, bothersome weather helm, difficulties in reefing, and excessive sailing and trailering...

Early forerunner of the Seaward

Seaward Fox

16' 6 17' 4 14' 10 1' 7 2' 7 25' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 16' 6 17' 4 14' 10 1' 7 2' 7 25' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nick Hake started Starboard Yacht Company in 1979 with the cute little Slipper 17. Over the years the dimensions varied a bit, and so did the rig cat or sloop , the deck configuration deckhouse or flush deck and the name of the builder Starboard, Seaward, Hake Yachts but with Nick Hake always in control. See the Seaward Fox II...

The author owned and loved one of these cats

Catboat Lines Plan

17' 0 19' 4 16' 5 1' 11 6' 3 30' 3 4 to 6 hp outboard optional inbd. 23 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 17' 0 19' 4 16' 5 1' 11 6' 3 30' 3 4 to 6 hp outboard optional inbd. 23 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage First built as the Hermann Cat by Ted Hermann's Boat Shop, this design was eventually taken over by Cape Cod Shipbuilding and became the Cape Cod Cat. The CCC is traditional and salty looking, with ample ability to cruise two for a week or more. The...

An unusual cat ketch with wishbone booms

Poacher Ketch

21' 1 22' 4 17' 9 1' 0 4' 6 27' 7 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 1 22' 4 17' 9 1' 0 4' 6 27' 7 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Parker Dawson Yachts of Hingham, MA, produced this out-of-the-ordinary craft, of which 50 or so were built from 1979 into the early 1980s. The split rig is unusual in a boat this small, since the configuration often means less total sail area. But in this case, the Poacher's total area is higher than any of her comps. The...

A classic micro yacht

Micro Boat Design

18' 9 19' 9 16' 9 0' 6 3' 7 27' 0 Herb Stewart International Marine 1976-present 135 sq. ft. portable 2 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 9 19' 9 16' 9 0' 6 3' 7 27' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Herb Stewart International Marine 1976-present 135 sq. ft. portable 2 gal. The history of this boat, like her little sister the WWP 15, goes way back. An earlier version, the HMS 18, was introduced in 1970. That version had slightly different dimensions...

Early pocket cruiser from Jouet Co in France

Golif Jouet

21' 0 22' 6 19' 5 3' 2 30' 6 Jouet amp Co. Jouet amp Co. 1963-1970 229 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 0 22' 6 19' 5 3' 2 30' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Jouet amp Co. Jouet amp Co. 1963-1970 229 sq. ft. portable portable This interesting French design, imported to the United States by Ersco Boats from Sartouville, France, appeared early in the era of molded fiberglass. Among the many unusual ideas incorporated in the...

Unusual catrigged microcruiser

Helton Solo Sailboat

16' 2 16' 11 14' 4 1' 9 26' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 16' 2 16' 11 14' 4 1' 9 26' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This is a good-looking small catboat with a shoal-draft winged keel. Below there is just enough space for a tiny galley, portable head, portable 40-quart cooler, and a table which converts to part of a double berth. In 1992 the boat had a bendy, stayless kevlar-and-fiberglass mast as shown here , with vertical battens so the sail could...

A biglittle boat designed by William Garden

Bill Garden Boat Designs

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 0 23' 2 20' 9 2' 3 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This design started off as a graceful catboat, the James W. Hart. To gain space for accommodations, a keel was substituted for the cat's large centerboard, a small fin was added forward to aid in coming about after the board was removed, and a snug sloop rig was chosen for simplicity and ease of handling. Dual steering stations and 6' 2 headroom under the...

A finkeeler faster than the Westerly Centaur

Cruising Sailboat Plans

25' 1 25' 1 21' 10 4' 3 35' 0 John A. Butler Westerly Marine 1969-1976 237 sq. ft. 10 gal. 20 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 1 25' 1 21' 10 4' 3 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage John A. Butler Westerly Marine 1969-1976 237 sq. ft. 10 gal. 20 gal. The English-built Westerly Tiger is a stretched version of the 22-foot Laurent Giles-designed Westerly Cirrus. Her appearance is typical of small but heavily-built Westerly sailboats, except for the...

An updated version of the Seaward

Seaward Sailboat

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 9 24' 6 20' 7 2' 1 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nick Hake Hake Yachts 1989-2003 240 sq. ft. portable portable The Seaward 23 22 is a transformed version of the 22 reported on the previous page, though with the same waterline and the same basic hull structure. The centerboard on the 22 has been replaced with a very shallow fixed keel with wings, which, with a draft of just over two feet, is not likely to be very...

Folkboat design imported from Hong Kong

Yacht Plans

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 26' 2 20' 0 3' 11 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Cheoy Lee Shipyard of Hong Kong built various versions of this Folkboat-type hull (note similarities to the Contessa 26 on page 337) between 1957 and 1970, some in wood, others in fiberglass. The Mk III vessel pictured here was available either with a teak hull and teak superstructure, or with a fiberglass hull and teak decks and cabinhouse. The Mk III is distinct...

Shad Turner lightweight cruiser

Long Sailboat Plan

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 25' 0 21' 5 1' 3 6' 4 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Shad Turner Laguna Yachts 1974-1983 222 sq. ft. portable portable Shad Turner, who in the 1970s and 1980s also designed sailboats for W. D. Schock and Lancer, drew a whole series of boats for Laguna Yachts, including various Windroses, Lagunas, and Balboas. The result was usually, as in this case, a lightweight cruiser, not especially fast or stable, but...

A cat with lots of room

Catboat Atlantic City Plans

21' 9 25' 9 20' 4 2' 3 5' 6 36' 6 Dan Wilkinson Wilkinson Marine 1977 -1983 324 sq. ft. 10 gal. 30 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 9 25' 9 20' 4 2' 3 5' 6 36' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Dan Wilkinson Wilkinson Marine 1977 -1983 324 sq. ft. 10 gal. 30 gal. Dan Wilkinson designed and built a dozen or so of these compact but roomy boats in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Sarasota, FL. Like her comps, the Coquina Cat is designed with some...

Reuben Tranes version of the Sandpiper

Sailboat Plans

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 9 25' 6 22' 6 1' 6 6' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage C. W. Chuck Paine Florida Bay Boat Co. 1986-1989 275 sq. ft. portable portable Most of the boats in the Henhouse of Reuben Trane, Florida Bay Boat Company's owner, were designed by Trane himself, the resident Hen expert, who also went by the name Mon Poulet and wrote his own advertising, filled with jokey but informative cartoons giving details and a sales pitch...

A little yacht that looks good and sails well

Little Cruiser Sailboats

23' 8 25' 5 20' 0 3' 10 35' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 8 25' 5 20' 0 3' 10 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Approx. trailering wgt. 10,400 lbs. The Eastward Ho was available either as a sloop shown here or, with a bowsprit added, as a cutter. There was also a choice of motive power, including a Volvo MD-2 diesel 22 hp or an Atomic Four 30 hp . The designer, Eldredge Mclnnis of Boston, MA, a firm started in 1926, tended to specialize in large...

Traditional design with mixandmatch choices

Aquarius Pilot Cutter

24' 0 32' 0 20' 0 4' 0 37' 0 Frank Parish Aquarius Yachts 1978-1984 410 sq. ft. owner's choice 40 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 32' 0 20' 0 4' 0 37' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Frank Parish Aquarius Yachts 1978-1984 410 sq. ft. owner's choice 40 gal. Approx. trailering wgt. 13,400 lbs. This is a compact character boat conceived in the 1970s, but designed to look like something from the 1920s or 1930s, and having the same general...

Small boat from the board of Alan Payne

Columbia T23 Sailboat Pictures

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 10 24' 9 20' 0 1' 11 28' 2 3 to 6 hp 35 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Alan Payne Columbia Yacht 1973-1978 218 sq. ft. portable 6 gal. Here's another boat with a reverse transom in which the marketer has added in the rump to come up with boat length which should be LOD, but is given as hull length. And so once again we cut this boat down to size, in this case 21' 10 instead of the claimed 22' 7. The Columbia T23 is said...

Pretty masthead sloop by Philip Rhodes

Phillip Rhodes Sailboats

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 9 24' 9 17' 6 3' 3 30' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The first Meridians were imported from De Vries Lentsch, a well established Dutch yard. Later they were built at the Seafarer plant in Huntington, NY, on Long Island. Like many boats from the board of Philip Rhodes, she is pretty to look at, but because of her relatively narrow beam, slack bilges, and shallow ballast location, she is also relatively tender in a...

Rock solid pocket cruiser from California

Aquarius Pilot Cutter

24' 2 27' 3 21' 5 3' 10 34' 0 William Crealock Pacific Seacraft 1985-1999 361 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 2 27' 3 21' 5 3' 10 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage William Crealock Pacific Seacraft 1985-1999 361 sq. ft. portable portable Approx. trailering wgt. 11,900 lbs. This boat was designed to be a diminutive offshore pas-sagemaker, to safely carry a single-hander or small family across a bay or an ocean. The solid...

Lookalike Halman or Nordica

Nordica Halman Sailboat

19' 6 21' 2 16' 6 2' 10 29' 0 Nisket amp Navin Halman Mfg. Co. 1977 -1989 182 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 6 21' 2 16' 6 2' 10 29' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nisket amp Navin Halman Mfg. Co. 1977 -1989 182 sq. ft. portable portable For comments on the similarities and differences between the Nordica 20 and the Halman 20, see the sheet on the Nordica page 117 . The Halman Manufacturing Company of Beamsville, Ontario,...

Clever design with her head in her bilge

Heritage Sailboat

20' 0 20' 0 15' 0 2' 9 31' 0 outboard or inboard dsl. 4 to 10 hp 32 Andrew Davidhazy Howie Craft Plastics 1966-1970 240 sq. ft. portable of 15 gal. 15 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 0 20' 0 15' 0 2' 9 31' 0 outboard or inboard dsl. 4 to 10 hp 32 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Andrew Davidhazy Howie Craft Plastics 1966-1970 240 sq. ft. portable of 15 gal. 15 gal. Hungarian naval architect Andrew Davidhazy 19112003 graduated as an engineer, and then...

Halsey Herreshoff designs a boat for Bristol

Sailboat Cad

22' o 19' 6 2' 6 4' 4 33' 6 Halsey Herreshoff Bristol Yachts 1968-1978 206 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' o 19' 6 2' 6 4' 4 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Halsey Herreshoff Bristol Yachts 1968-1978 206 sq. ft. portable portable In 1964 Clint Pearson bought troubled Sailstar Boats. He renamed the company Bristol Yachts, and in 1968 introduced the Bristol Caravel. The boat could be purchased either with a standard layout...

Take your choice catboat or sloop

Marshall Catboat

25' 8 cat , 31' 8 sloop 21' 4 2' 0 5' 5 38' 6 Breck Marshall Marshall Marine Corp. 1965-present 388 sq. ft. cat 12 to 21 gal. 22 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 8 cat , 31' 8 sloop 21' 4 2' 0 5' 5 38' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Breck Marshall Marshall Marine Corp. 1965-present 388 sq. ft. cat 12 to 21 gal. 22 gal. The Marshall 22 catboat and her sloop-rigged sister have been in production for over 40 years one of the longest running...

A traditional design by L Francis Herreshoff

Francis Sailboat Plans

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 9 26' 6 19' 9 3' 0 33' 10 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage L. Francis Herreshoff Middleton Marine 1982-present 315 sq. ft. 12 gal. 20 gal. Since the 1980s, Middleton Marine of LaCrosse, FL, has been producing to order four different L. Francis Herreshoff designs in fiberglass two sloops, the 23-foot Prudence and the 28-foot H28, and two ketches, the 36-foot Nereia, and the 37-foot Diddikai. All four of their offerings are...

A design thats not all things to all sailors

24' 3 24' 3 17' 5 3' 0 30' 6 George Stadel Allied Boats 1968-1972 264 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 3 24' 3 17' 5 3' 0 30' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage George Stadel Allied Boats 1968-1972 264 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. George Stadel's design for the Greenwich 24, the smallest sailboat ever produced by Allied Boats, was sold to the new Cape Dory Company in 1972, and after the design underwent some minor modifications, became...

Nice small cruiser by Bruce King

Kings Cruiser Sailboat

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 8 25' 5 20' 10 2' 0 5' 0 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bruce King Ericson Yachts 1972-1978 265 sq. ft. portable or 9 gal. 9 gal. When she came out in 1972, this vessel was seen as remarkably roomy for a 25-footer, as indeed she was. A slightly larger, slightly lighter fin-keel version with more sail area but a similar interior arrangement, the Ericson 25 or Mk II page 342 , was introduced in 1978, the year the Mk I...

Bill Tripp III draws a trailerable racercruiser

Trailerable Sailboats

23' 9 26' 11 21' 6 1' 10 6' 0 38' 6 Tripp Design Freedom Yachts 1994-1996 302 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 9 26' 11 21' 6 1' 10 6' 0 38' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Tripp Design Freedom Yachts 1994-1996 302 sq. ft. portable portable Freedom Yachts, a marketer of high quality sailboats, wanted to try selling a fast boat of high quality construction that was easy to trailer, launch, and sail, and with a good measure of...

Traditional cruiser in a small package

Small Cruising Sailboats

Steve Seaton, the naval architect behind this little packet, has since been a designer of large power yachts. The craft he drew here is a well-made, pretty vessel that is capable of cruising along coasts say passages from Long Island Sound to Block Island Sound to Narragansett Bay to Buzzards Bay to Vineyard Sound to Nantucket Sound despite her modest LOD. By the way, her LOD is 20' 6, despite the sales pitch identifying her as 24 feet. The 24 refers to the LOA, which includes an anchor pulpit...

Early and smallest Pearson racercruiser

Foot Sailboat Plans

22' o 22' 3 18' 6 3' 5 29' 7 Bill Shaw Pearson Yachts 1968-1972 217 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' o 22' 3 18' 6 3' 5 29' 7 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bill Shaw Pearson Yachts 1968-1972 217 sq. ft. portable portable Pearson's literature bills this boat as to sailing what a sports car is to driving a high performance . . . beautifully balanced design that puts fun into getting there . . . took the season championship...

A boat with several names and several builders

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 11 23' 4 20' 0 1' 11 5' 6 32' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Gloucester 23, also known as the Lockley Newport 23 and as the Classic 23, was built at one time by Gloucester Yachts, and later by Lockley-Newport Boats in Gloucester, VA, and still later at Classic Yachts in Chanute, KS. Like her sisters, the Gloucester 16 (page 33) and the Gloucester 19 (page 34), her molds were passed from one business entity to...