Wholesome traditional small cruiser

23' 5 24' 3 20' 0 1' 11 5' 4 33' 4 Precision Boatworks 1985-present 248 sq. ft. portable 5 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 5 24' 3 20' 0 1' 11 5' 4 33' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Precision Boatworks 1985-present 248 sq. ft. portable 5 gal. Designer Jim Taylor says of the Precision 23, Considered to be a maxi-trailerable, the Precision 23 far outstrips many boats in terms of true usable space, both on deck and below. Special emphasis has gone...

The smallest Charlie Morgan cruiserracer

Charlie Morgan Morgan Yacht Corp. 196S-1976 2SS sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Charlie Morgan Morgan Yacht Corp. 196S-1976 2SS sq. ft. portable portable Our method of grouping comparable boats sometimes makes for strange bedfellows. That's the case here, where despite close similarities in LOD, beam, displacement, and ballast, the three comp boats are clearly different in appearance and in...

Tall fat racercruiser designed by Cuthbertson

24' 7 25' 4 20' 0 3' 0 4' 3 43' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 7 25' 4 20' 0 3' 0 4' 3 43' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Mark Yachts Ltd. of Old Saybrook, CT, induced George Cuthbertson of C& C fame to design this unusual cat-sloop rigged yacht. The design concept was to maximize cruising accommodations while maintaining performance similar to day racers like the J 24. (The scheme was only partially successful as an indicator, the Mark 25's...

SS predecessor to the Tartan

25' 3 25' 3 21' 3 3' 0 7' 0 35' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 3 25' 3 21' 3 3' 0 7' 0 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This design by Sparkman & Stephens for Ray Greene & Co. of Toledo, OH, came with a Universal Atomic Four inboard engine as standard, though one option was to dispense with the inboard and use an outboard instead (as shown in phantom on the drawing). She initially had reverse sheer (as shown here) but in about 1960 the...

A brief appearance in the Pearson Yachts line

20' 6 21' 0 18' 0 1' 4 4' 7 31' 8 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 6 21' 0 18' 0 1' 4 4' 7 31' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This boat was first launched in 1983, just before the Buccaneer Division of Bayliner Marine sold its U.S. Yachts product line (a.k.a. United Sailing Yachts, not United States Yachts as one might think) to Pearson Yachts in 1984. Pearson bought the U.S. 21 along with several other models (including the U.S. 22 and the U.S. 25)...

Thcentury Down East design in fiberglass

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 34' 0 21' 0 4' 3 25' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage A. K. Carter Jarvis Newman 1981-1983 432 sq. ft. Approx. trailering wgt. 10,400 lbs. Jarvis Newman, a high-end boatbuilder in Southwest Harbor, ME, (home to several of the cr me de la cr me of boatbuilders Hinckley, Morris Yachts, and others) took the lines of a Friendship sloop called the Pemaquid, built about 1914 by a fisherman named A. K. Carter at Bremen, ME....

The choices are many for this traditional design

24' 0 24' 0 18' 8 3' 5 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage various Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 24' 0 18' 8 3' 5 33' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage various The Bridges Point Boat Yard of Brooklin, ME, builds this pretty little sloop to order. She can be configured either as a cruiser or a daysailer. The cruiser has two different cabin lengths, a shorter one with a more traditional look, or a longer and higher one for those...

Sail Area Displacement Ratio SAD

This is a nondimensional ratio, devised to compare sail power with a vessel's weight. The higher a boat's SA D ratio, the faster she will accelerate in a breeze, and (usually) the faster she will be in light air. On the other hand, the higher the ratio, the more tender and tippy she is apt to be. SA D is not just sail area divided by displacement, but instead is adjusted to eliminate dimensional elements (i.e., square feet and pounds). This is done by converting pounds to displacement in cubic...

A choice between water ballast fin and wing keel

Water Ballast Sailboat Plans

25' 0 26' 11 21' 3 1' 8 5' 9 33' 4 Catalina Design Team Catalina Yachts 1994-present 268 sq. ft. portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 26' 11 21' 3 1' 8 5' 9 33' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Catalina Design Team Catalina Yachts 1994-present 268 sq. ft. portable This Catalina has been available as a wing keeler, a cen-terboarder (in the water ballast model only), and (until recently) a fin keeler. Over the years a number of changes have been...

An ocean sailer that exudes tradition

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 3 25' 8 21' 6 4' 5 38' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Laurent Giles Ltd. Bossoms Boatyard Ltd. 1958 -present 391 sq. ft. 20 gal. 13 gal. Approx. trailering wgt. 14,400 lbs. Humphrey Barton crossed the Atlantic in a wood version of this design in 1950, and since then many sailors desiring to circumnavigate the world in a small yacht have chosen this boat. She is an update of an old design (1936), way overbuilt even after...

Waterballasted hull from Hunter Design Team

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 1 24' 4 22' 1 1' 6 5' 6 32' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Hunter Design Team Hunter Marine 1997-present 242 sq. ft. portable 6.5 gal. It might seem that the Hunter 240 is a very different design from her two comps chosen here modern rather than traditional, one mast rather than two, and so on. But most of her stats even PHRF, which is a basic standard for comparison between boats are very similar. There are...

Mini twinkeeler imported from England

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 10 19' 10 16' 0 2' 0 3' 0 27' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ray Kaufman Signet Marine 1960-1979 181 sq. ft. portable portable Hurley Marine in England, which also produced the Alacrity 19 (page 19), made the Signet 20 and sold them in several countries, including the U.S., through marketer Signet Marine. Most boats coming to the U.S. were twin-keelers with a draft of 2' 0 and a keel skeg, though a later version with a...

Little trailerable cruiser by C Raymond Hunt

19' 0 20' 8 16' 8 1' 0 4' 4 29' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 0 20' 8 16' 8 1' 0 4' 4 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Over 400 of these little shallow-draft racer-cruisers were built in the three years ending in 1982. O'Day may have hoped that they could start some fleets for one-design club racing, but the boat is probably a bit too small for that purpose, given her relatively short cockpit and lack of buoyancy aft (insufficient to support...

The second versionwith subtle changes

20' 6 21' 6 17' 0 1' 0 4' 0 28' 8 Don Clark Clark Boat Co. 1975-1986 190 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 6 21' 6 17' 0 1' 0 4' 0 28' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Don Clark Clark Boat Co. 1975-1986 190 sq. ft. portable portable The comments given under San Juan 21 Mk I on the previous page also apply here. The Mk II version of the SJ21 changed the deck molding (shorter cockpit, longer cabin, no step in roof) and altered the...

A sailboat made in Auburn Washington

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 7 24' 4 19' 3 1' 1 4' 9 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Clark Boat Company 1976-1989 238 sq. ft. portable 9 gal. Don Clark, a small boat racing enthusiast with a family boatbuilding facility in Auburn, WA, designed the San Juan 23 and built her from 1976 until 1984, when the company closed its doors. In 1985 a different firm, San Juan Sailboats, acquired the molds and continued making the boats until about 1989. Two...

Ballast Displacement BD Ratio

This is simply the boat's ballast (see page 12), in pounds, divided by the boat's total displacement in pounds. On a given hull design with a given total displacement, increasing the B D ratio (i.e., increasing ballast while decreasing other weight in the boat) will improve sail-carrying ability, but at the expense of amenities, load-carrying ability, and in the extreme case, even at the expense of hull strength. This is true since, for every pound of ballast added, a pound of utilitarian...

High wide and handsome and drinks ten below

23' 8 26' 2 22' 11 3' 5 4' 10 35' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 8 26' 2 22' 11 3' 5 4' 10 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Capri 26 (actually 23' 8 on deck because of her sharply raked transom) is full of big-boat features, which might make her desirable to the big-and-tall crowd. Headroom is over six feet, and the beam of almost ten feet allows a humungus double berth in the main cabin good for a couple sailing without kids or guests, but...

Displacement Length Ratio DL

The displacement length ratio is another nondimensional figure, in this case one that gives a measure of wave-making resistance. Again, it is not a simple ratio, but instead is adjusted to eliminate dimensional elements (i.e., pounds and feet). The lower a boat's D L, the smaller the waves she makes as she moves through the water, and the lower the wave-making resistance. Also, the lower a boat's D L, the faster she will accelerate in a breeze and (on the negative side) the more likely it is...

A boat that comes in three flavors

Santana 2023a Diagram

22' o 23' 6 20' 7 1' 2 5' 4 31' 6 Steve Schock W. D. Schock 1994-2001 240 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' o 23' 6 20' 7 1' 2 5' 4 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Steve Schock W. D. Schock 1994-2001 240 sq. ft. portable portable The Santana 2023 comes in three models the A (PHRF 224), which is called the standard cabin, the C (PHRF 228), called the cruise cabin, and the R (PHRF 174), the racing model. The one pictured here...

Canadian trailersailer popular in the US

21' 2 24' 10 19' 8 1' 4 5' 0 29' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 2 24' 10 19' 8 1' 4 5' 0 29' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Sirius 22 is a restyling of the Sirius 21 (see page 138), which includes reversing the slope of the transom, which adds 11 inches to the waterline. The interior, poptop, foam flotation, and rig appear to be identical for both boats, and though 100 pounds has been added to her displacement, her ballast and most other...

Economical boat from the early s

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 4 24' 4 18' 0 3' 4 32' 9 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Challenger was Columbia's economy model, with essentially the same hull and sail plan as the Columbia Contender 24 (page 283), but instead of a trunk cabin with doghouse, the Challenger has a raised deck. Back in 1963, she was 1,000 less expensive than the doghouse version due to substantial savings in production cost, according to an ad of the time. In the early...

French design built first in France then in Canada

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 11 25' 5 22' 10 4' 3 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Jean Berret Kelt Marine 1980-1984 285 sq. ft. portable portable All four comps in the group with the Kelt 7.60 are French, and it shows in the style of all of them. In some ways the Kelt 7.60 (24' 11 7.60 meters) seems particularly similar to one comp, namely the Dufour 1800. Both boats originated in France and later found favor in Canada. The Kelt was even built,...

A cruising boat with plenty of space for her size

24' 0 26' 9 23' 0 2' 1 30' 0 Nick Hake Hake Yachts 1989-2003 235 sq. ft. portable 20 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 26' 9 23' 0 2' 1 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nick Hake Hake Yachts 1989-2003 235 sq. ft. portable 20 gal. We admit that the list of comps in the table below is a hodgepodge of boats, even though the collection was compiled by grouping together all boats of similar length on deck with approximately the same displacement and...

Planing keel boat from the fifties

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 25' 0 20' 0 3' 2 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Shark was designed and built by George Hinterhoeller of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, who was later a successful builder of a variety of cruising boats such as the Nonsuch series (see page 185). To modern eyes the Shark is unusually long and skinny (though not in the extreme displayed, say, by the Wabbit, page 260), but in the 1950s when she was designed, long...

An SS design built on the West Coast

24' 6 26' 0 20' 8 4' 6 36' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 6 26' 0 20' 8 4' 6 36' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Yankee Yachts of Santa Ana, CA, engaged the eminent firm of Sparkman & Stephens to design for them a fast, attractive racer-cruiser, which the builder then produced from 1972 to 1975, at which time Yankee Yachts, saddled by a recession and rising oil prices, left the sailboat business. Heritage Yacht Company (1975-1982) acquired the...

Average PHRF Rating

Average ratings are taken from data compiled by the United States Sailing Association, published annually. PHRF stands for Performance Handicap Racing Fleet, and its ratings are used to determine the relative speed potential of any given class of yacht. An initial handicap rating for a new class design is assigned based on the boat's critical dimensions, its similarities to other rated yachts, the designer's speed predictions, and other such theoretical data. Observations of actual racing...

Accuracy Of The Information

The information in this book is taken from many sources, including manufacturers' brochures, sailing magazine articles, information given in books on sailboats and sailing, and interviews and correspondence with designers, builders, owners, and others familiar with the boats concerned. In some cases, information from one source is in conflict with information from another source. For example, different sources may give tabular dimensional information in conflict with what are purported to be...

Like its namesake this craft is slow but comfortable

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 6 25' 3 20' 1 0' 9 5' 0 28' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Dave Westphal Friendship Mfg. Co. 1973 -1977 216 sq. ft. portable portable The Florida designer of this ultra-shallow-draft boat had two things in mind (1) easy trailering and launching from ramps, or even from beaches or low bulkheads, without immersing the trailer (says the sales literature, though how this can be accomplished, even using a fully-rollered...

Dont let the name fool you

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 0 25' 0 19' 8 2' 11 33' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage H. Ted Gozzard Bayfield Boatyard 1970-1988 240 sq. ft. 8 gal. 8 gal. It's simple, really. The boat first came out as the Bayfield 25. Then someone pointed out that she was really only 23 feet on deck, and who did the marketers think they were trying to kid The marketers agreed, but couldn't bear to admit the idea that the total boat from the tip of her bowsprit to...

Bruce Kirby racercruiser

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 4 24' 0 19' 6 4' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bruce Kirby Clark Boats 1973-1985 245 sq. ft. portable portable Don Clark, designer of the San Juan 21 Mk I and II (pages 129 and 130) and owner of the Clark Boat Company of Kent, WA, went to Bruce Kirby for a hot new racer to be designed to the IOR Quarter Ton Rule. Clark imposed two important restrictions to broaden the market beyond the macho racer group the boat...

Names may change but here the face is the same

15' 7 16' 11 13' 8 0' 9 3' 9 swing, 2' 6 fixed 21' 3 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 15' 7 16' 11 13' 8 0' 9 3' 9 swing, 2' 6 fixed 21' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage At various times, this boat was built by different companies and given different names. She was called the Newport 16, the Lockley Newport 16, and the Gloucester 16 and maybe additional names as well. Depending on the manufacturer of the moment, she was available with a swing keel (200-lb....

One of ODays last commercial designs

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 6 24' 7 20' 11 2' 8 32' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Every year Sailing World magazine runs a Boat of the Year contest in which they pick a new sailboat from each of several categories. In the quarter century since the contest began only five monohull sailboats of the type in this book under 26 feet and with cruising accommodations have been selected as winners. The O'Day 240 shown here was the 1989 winner the same...

We used to win races with one of these

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 11 24' 11 21' 6 2' 9 6' 6 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Morgan 24 25 is so called because the final design at 24' 11 is virtually 25 feet long, but designer Morgan, who started out with a concept less than 24' 6 and expanded it to 24' 11 before actual production started, never got around to changing the name. After Gerber (the baby food people) bought his company, their marketing experts started calling it by...

Smallest boat in the Beneteau line

Beneteau Smallest

21' 0 21' 10 19' 8 2' 4 5' 10 34' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 0 21' 10 19' 8 2' 4 5' 10 34' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This is a boat that looks good on paper and pretty good even in real life. In 1993 she was chosen as the Daysailer Weekender Boat of the Year by Sailing World, the magazine for sailboat racing fans. Best features She has positive flotation (unsinkability is ensured), and a neat and quite adequate open-plan cabin. And we do...

Guess the designer Hunt Assoc or Lapworth

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 3 25' 3 22' 0 3' 6 4' 6 37' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage C. Raymond Hunt Assoc. Cal Boats 1978-1983 315 sq. ft. The plans of this boat look to us like a typical O'Day boat of the late 1970s, which leads us to assume that the designer in all probability was C. Raymond Hunt Associates, even though some of the yachting literature lists Bill Lapworth (1919-2006) as the designer. (They were probably confusing the Mk II...

Speedster by Gary Mull

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This boat, conceived by Gary Mull, a talented designer of fast sailboats, started out as the Mull 22 and later became the Ranger 22, with the 22 based on the hull length (including reverse transom) of 22' 6. The length on deck is 21' 4 or thereabouts, so we compare her with other speedy boats of the period with similar LOD, displacement, ballast, and sail area. Best features The Ranger's draft...

Is it an a or a

18' 2 25' 9 18' 0 1' 10 5' 0 31' 4 Halsey Herreshoff Nowak & Williams 1971-1980 320 sq. ft. portable not specified Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 2 25' 9 18' 0 1' 10 5' 0 31' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Halsey Herreshoff Nowak & Williams 1971-1980 320 sq. ft. portable not specified Although the ads didn't say so, this boat appears to be the Herreshoff America 18 dressed up in an old-timey costume with a bowsprit, topsail, and jib added....

Does anybody else remember this boat

Here is a light, handy centerboard boat that has lots going for it nice profile, springy sheer, big cockpit, simple masthead rig with comfortable sail area . . . but beyond that, little trace remains in the annals of sailboats about the boat or its fate. We remember seeing one or two Katama specimens sailing around the western end of Long Island Sound in the early 1970s, but aside from a small ad in an old Yachting magazine, we know little else. Does anybody else remember this boat Best...

A new look from Hunter in the early s

19' 0 20' 6 16' 11 1' 2 4' 9 29' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 0 20' 6 16' 11 1' 2 4' 9 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Here is a boat that focuses on the relatively inexperienced sailor who seeks a vessel with certain characteristics room down below a modern streamlined look easy trailerability good affordability and inclusion of all equipment and instruction required to go sailing so there's no need for endless trips to a marine store. Best...

Twostory motorsailor from England

24' 6 25' 3 21' 0 3' 9 27' 6 Designer Gordon Wyatt & David Freeman Builder Fairways and Northshore Yacht Yards Approx. trailering wgt. 15,200 lbs. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 6 25' 3 21' 0 3' 9 27' 6 Designer Gordon Wyatt & David Freeman Builder Fairways and Northshore Yacht Yards Approx. trailering wgt. 15,200 lbs. Northshore Yacht Yards in Itchenor, Sussex, England, (a company that bought the former builder, Fairways Fisher) builds this chubby 25-foot...

Like her comps French boat French style

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 25' 10 21' 6 2' 3 5' 2 34' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Joubert & Nivelt Elite Yachts 1983-1987 252 sq. ft. portable 20 gal. Elite Yachts de France of Fort Lauderdale, FL, imported these boats from Kirie Constructions Nautiques S.A., in La Rochelle, France. Joubert & Nivelt, French stylists who also designed the Ranger 23 Fun (page 125) and the Tanzer 25 Mk II (page 370) were behind the Elite 25 as well. Like...

George B Walton markets a Folkboat design

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 3 25' 9 19' 10 3' 10 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage varies Here is another Scandinavian Folkboat (heavy displacement, long keel with highly raked attached outboard rudder, narrow hull, low freeboard, springy sheer) similar to the Contessa 26 (25) on page 337 but slightly smaller in size and weight. The boat was marketed by George B. Walton, Inc. of Annapolis, MD, in the early 1960s, but almost nothing remains in the literature...

Wayfarer also enters the fray in the early s

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 24' 0 20' 0 3' 5 32' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Approx. trailering wgt. Although the facts are somewhat murky, it seems likely that the Islander 24 and the Islander Bahama 24, two vessels with lapstrakes molded into their identical hulls but different deck layouts (one a trunk cabin with a doghouse, the other with a raised deck), were marketed first by McGlasson Marine, then by Wayfarer Yacht Corporation, and then...

A small cruiser that resembles a bigger boat

18' 5 20' 10 18' 1 1' 6 4' 6 27' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 5 20' 10 18' 1 1' 6 4' 6 27' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Despite being less than 19 feet on deck (without the outboard rudder and bow pulpit included in the measurement), the Eclipse 18 looks to us like a bigger boat. In fact in profile she is reminiscent of the much larger Island Packets designed by Bob Johnson, one of the early designers used by Hutchins for their Com-Pac series...

Twinkeeler with sixfoot headroom

24' 2 24' 2 20' 2 2' 0 3' 9 31' 6 Ted Tyler Tylercraft 1961-1980 250 sq. ft. portable 30 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 2 24' 2 20' 2 2' 0 3' 9 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ted Tyler Tylercraft 1961-1980 250 sq. ft. portable 30 gal. Tylercraft Inc. of Oakdale, Long Island, New York, started in the fiberglass boat business in 1960 with the Tyler 24 (shown here), and by 1967 was building not only the Tyler 24, but a Tyler 30 and a Tyler 40...

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...

Club racercruiser from a sailmakerbuilder

Pacemaker Boat Plans

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 24' 6 20' 0 3' 4 4' 4 36' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bob Seidelmann Seidelmann Yachts 1977-1982 282 sq. ft. portable 10 gal. In the early 1960s racing sailor and designer J. Robert (Bob) Seidelmann, together with his father Joe, founded Seidelmann Sails. Bob co-designed the original Hunter 25 (page 344), Hunter's first sailboat, in 1973, started building his own sailboats in 1976 as Seidelmann Yachts, and a year...

Nick Hake designs a seaworthy cruiser

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 4 24' 11 22' 2 2' 073' 6 32' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nick Hake Hake Yachts 1984-1988 247 sq. ft. portable portable As with her comp, the Ranger 24 (page 317), it's hard not to forget that this is only a 24-footer. Like the Ranger, the accommodations plan of the Seaward 24 shows both a gimballed stove with oven and space for a refrigerator (though the same comment for the Ranger 24 applies a refrigerator is...

Design descended from Nat Herreshoff

23' 0 23' 0 16' 11 3' 3 30' 0 outboard, inboard Yanmar opt., 6 to 10 hp 31 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 0 23' 0 16' 11 3' 3 30' 0 outboard, inboard Yanmar opt., 6 to 10 hp 31 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The famous Nat Herreshoff, the Wizard of Bristol, in the early 1900s designed a racing class boat called the 12 , a name based on her waterline length. A slightly larger version, the Seawanhaka Fish Class, came in the 1920s. The Fish was 20' 9 long...

A small yacht from Britain

23' 4 18' 8 3' 6 33' 9 Alan Buchanan Offshore Yachts Ltd. 1965-1975 225 sq. ft. 10 gal. ( ) 20 gal. ( ) Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 4 18' 8 3' 6 33' 9 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Alan Buchanan Offshore Yachts Ltd. 1965-1975 225 sq. ft. 10 gal. ( ) 20 gal. ( ) Over four hundred of these little cruisers were built in England in the 1960s and 1970s, and a few were imported into the United States. They were available as kits in various stages of...

British gaff cutter revival

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 0 29' 3 20' 3 2' 5 4' 8 29' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Cornish Crabber can be ordered in a variety of permutations. One choice is the rig either (A) a gaff-headed mainsail with a standard topsail flying over it (top sailplan), which permits quick sail reduction when the wind pipes up, just by striking the topsail or (B) the Mark II, a rig with a larger main and a higher peaked gaff (bottom sail-plan), which is...

Basic microcruiser from the s

4 to 8 hp outboard, optional inboard 28 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 4 to 8 hp outboard, optional inboard 28 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The ad copy from Ed Douthit and Sons Boatworks in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1966 reads Roomy Live aboard, sailing and road traveling. Four berths, full headroom in galley, area for head. Safe Non-capsizable, self-righting and cockpit self-draining. Capable of extended cruising. Trailerable You can launch at any boat ramp....

This one has a cabin table with four positions

25' 1 26' 1 22' 0 4' 3 36' 6 Dufour & Cordelle Dufour Yachts 1979-1983 253 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 1 26' 1 22' 0 4' 3 36' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Dufour & Cordelle Dufour Yachts 1979-1983 253 sq. ft. portable portable Michel Dufour, a French engineer with a love of sailing, founded a shipyard in La Rochelle, France, in 1964. The company is still in business. The Dufour 1800 (which refers to the boat's...

Sport boat with surprising amenities

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 26' 0 22' 6 2' 6 6' 2 40' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Mark Bremer Bremer Marine 199a-199S SO9 sq. ft. portable S gal. C. W. Hood Yachts of Marblehead, MA, built these boats from the board of Mark Bremer, a business consultant with an MBA who decided to try his hand at yacht design. The result is in some ways impressive. That is, how many 25-foot sleek-looking sport boats do you see with six-foot headroom Or a...

Longrunning Hutchins vessel

22' 9 23' 10 20' 2 2' 3 30' 0 Clark Mills Hutchins Company 1979-present 206 sq. ft. portable 11 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 9 23' 10 20' 2 2' 3 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Clark Mills Hutchins Company 1979-present 206 sq. ft. portable 11 gal. Clark Mills designed this boat. He is also the designer of the Windmill, a popular racing sloop in the 1950s, and the Optimist Pram, the fiberglass successor to the International Optimist, which...

This Bruce King design came in many choices

3' 8 or 1'11 5'11 32' 9 Bruce King Ericson Yachts 1968-1979 265 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 3' 8 or 1'11 5'11 32' 9 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bruce King Ericson Yachts 1968-1979 265 sq. ft. portable portable This trailerable microcruiser is available with either keel-centerboard (draft under two feet) or fin keel (draft under four feet) underbody, and with either a standard or tall rig. A keel-only Mk I version (1968-1970)...

Hightech lightweight from Formula Yachts

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 11 24' 11 21' 6 4' 5 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bob Evelyn Formula Yachts 1985-1995 295 sq. ft. portable portable This boat, built at designer-builder Bob Evelyn's high-tech facility in Groton, CT, was meant to be light. Like her three comp sisters, her D L ratio doesn't fall low enough to be in the ultralight range (i.e., under 100), but she is lightest of the four, and also has the lightest weight, excluding...

One of a long line of boats named in meters

23' 6 24' 0 18' 6 3' 0 4' 0 34' 0 Arthur Edmonds S2 Yachts 1977-1987 255 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 6 24' 0 18' 6 3' 0 4' 0 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Arthur Edmonds S2 Yachts 1977-1987 255 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Leon Slikkers, founder of S2 Yachts, started a boatbuilding company in the 1950s, sold it to AMF Corp. in 1969, and at first stayed on as president of the AMF Slickcraft Division. But he was...

Rocket ship conversion to a cruiser

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 5 25' 1 20' 6 2' 0 4' 8 34' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Rodgers & Scott Captiva Yachts 1986-1987 258 sq. ft. portable portable O. H. Rodgers originally designed this craft as an all-out racing machine called the Rodgers 24, and Walt Scott modified it with a slightly different keel and rig for duty as a performance cruiser for Captiva Yachts of Oldsmar, FL (which unfortunately closed its doors shortly after the...

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...

This boat launches on her own fourwheel trolley

23' 1 24' 11 21' 10 1' 4 4' 3 35' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 23' 1 24' 11 21' 10 1' 4 4' 3 35' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Here's something unusual a water ballasted boat with an additional equal amount of lead ballast in a lifting keel 827 pounds in each form. That gives her a very high ballast-to-displacement ratio of 51 , and unlike some other water ballasted boats makes the Dehler suitably stiff. She is designed with trailering in mind, and...

Bayliner tries the sailboat business

20' 5 21' 4 17' 3 2' 0 32' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 5 21' 4 17' 3 2' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Buccaneer 200 represents one of Bayliner's entries in the hot market for fiberglass sailboats that took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But the line wasn't as popular as the company had anticipated, and soon Bayliner withdrew back to selling just the powerboat line that they were originally known for. Best features The...

Early design by Arthur Edmunds

22' 3 22' 9 18' 4 2' 2 4' 8 31' 8 Arthur Edmunds S2 Yachts 1975-1977 240 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 3 22' 9 18' 4 2' 2 4' 8 31' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Arthur Edmunds S2 Yachts 1975-1977 240 sq. ft. portable portable Arthur Edmunds had his own design office for over 30 years, wrote the book Designing Power and Sail in 1998, and designed boats for Chris Craft and for Allied Boat Company (notably the Allied Princess...

LOD and LOA

As already explained, the LOD is the hull's length on deck, bow to stern with all overhangs omitted. The LOA, as used in this guide, is the overall length of a hull, from outboard tip of bowsprit or other bow overhang to outboard tip of any overhanging boom, boomkin, outboard rudder, or other stern overhang. These definitions of LOA and LOD are not always honored, whether in periodical literature, in compendiums similar to this one, in sales brochures, or even by marketers in naming the boat....

Sail plane with a hp motor or waterski

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 17' 0 18' 8 15' 4 0' 10 2' 2 29' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Nils Lucander General Boats 1959-1972 204 sq. ft. portable portable This is one of the first fiberglass sailboats, sold beginning around 1959, and was claimed by the marketer to do everything. Even though she's only 17 feet long, she supposedly sleeps five (though we don't see where). Even though she weighs only 700 pounds all up (i.e., with spars and sails),...

A pretty little Brewer character yawl

22' 8 27' 2 21' 0 1' 7 4' 8 29' 6 Ted Brewer Marine Concepts 1983-2000 257 sq. ft. portable 14 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 8 27' 2 21' 0 1' 7 4' 8 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ted Brewer Marine Concepts 1983-2000 257 sq. ft. portable 14 gal. There's nothing like a yawl rig to give character to a small sailboat. Add a canoe stern, comfortable accommodations for two (or three if you opt for a single berth forward squeezed in next to the...

Bruce Kirby adds berths to his popular Sonar

22' 6 23' 3 19' 0 3' 11 34' 0 Bruce Kirby Ross Marine 1984-1989 270 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 6 23' 3 19' 0 3' 11 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bruce Kirby Ross Marine 1984-1989 270 sq. ft. portable portable The Blazer 23, based on the popular one-design Sonar club racer but reconfigured to include weekend accommodations, was sometimes compared by her marketers to the J 24, despite some major differences between...

Second Hunter in a series

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Hunter Design Team Hunter Marine 1985-1992 235 sq. ft. portable 6 gal. The Hunter 23 is second in this builder's series of boats of similar length. It started in 1981 with the Hunter 22 (page 176), and preceded the Hunter 23.5 (page 177). The 23 is the first of the series to offer a winged keel rather than the lead fin or iron keel-centerboard. (The succeeding 23.5 is a water-ballasted...

Footer with a dinette

19' 8 20' 8 15' 6 1' 3 4' 0 29' 6 Cortland Steck Hunter Marine 1982-1984 170 sq. ft. portable 5 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 8 20' 8 15' 6 1' 3 4' 0 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Cortland Steck Hunter Marine 1982-1984 170 sq. ft. portable 5 gal. The Luhrs family originally built powerboats on the New Jersey coast, until 1973, when young Warren Luhrs created Hunter Marine and started making sailboats, targeting the lower priced market....

One of ODays entries in one of its key markets

22' 1 24' 2 19' 6 2' 0 5' 0 32' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 1 24' 2 19' 6 2' 0 5' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The O'Day 23 Mk II (22) follows a series of 21-, 22-, and 23-footers by C. Raymond Hunt Associates and various other designers, all targeted at the same market The O'Day Tempest 23 (1964-1973, page 242), the O'Day 23 Mk I (22) (1970-1974, page 240), and the O'Day 22 (21) (1972-1983, page 118). It precedes the O'Day 222 (21)...

Different Philip Rhodes design

21' 6 22' 9 20' 0 1' 8 4' 6 30' 0 Philip Rhodes General Boats Corp. 1970-present 210 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 6 22' 9 20' 0 1' 8 4' 6 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Philip Rhodes General Boats Corp. 1970-present 210 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Philip Rhodes, who designed many gorgeous if sometimes slow sailboats, was asked in 1968 by General Boats to design a vessel for its owner, Stan Spitzer, to incorporate the...

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...

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...

Cruising version of the Pearson Ensign

22' 3 22' 6 16' 9 3' 0 29' 9 Carl Alberg Pearson Yachts 1960-1965 227 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 3 22' 6 16' 9 3' 0 29' 9 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Carl Alberg Pearson Yachts 1960-1965 227 sq. ft. portable portable This early fiberglass Alberg design was introduced the year after the ground-breaking 29-foot Pearson Triton hit the ways in 1959, and was one of the very first small fiberglass cruising sailboats. In those...

Shoal draft upgrade of the Hunter with a lead keel

24' 6 25' 1 22' 1 2' 0 31' 8 Glenn Henderson Hunter Marine 2006-present 255 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 24' 6 25' 1 22' 1 2' 0 31' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Glenn Henderson Hunter Marine 2006-present 255 sq. ft. portable 15 gal. The sales brochure explains that the Hunter 25 Mk III is an upgraded version of our very successful Hunter 24 (i.e., 240), reported on page 235. In profile the two designs look almost identical...

Simple cruiser for a young family

19' 3 20' 0 17' 8 1' 2 4' 6 27' 3 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 3 20' 0 17' 8 1' 2 4' 6 27' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This is a boat designed for the weekend sailor who wants to trailer-sail alone or with a companion, plus perhaps a couple of small children. She is relatively easy to sail, though her lack of controls (no vang, Cunningham, reef points, etc.) limits performance, and so limits the fun of attaining maximum speed in any wind...

Builders

In some cases, more than one builder utilizes the same or similar molds to build a given boat design. For instance, with some boats in the O'Day line, more than a half dozen different builders, marketers, and or parent companies can be involved in building a single basic design, at different times and different places. Rather than naming all builders on every data sheet, only the most recognizable builders of each boat (which often is neither the first nor the last to build the boat) are named.

An experiment in new materials

21' 0 22' 5 18' 0 0' 10 5' 0 31' 0 Glenn Henderson Hunter Marine 1998-2002 213 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 0 22' 5 18' 0 0' 10 5' 0 31' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Glenn Henderson Hunter Marine 1998-2002 213 sq. ft. portable portable The Hunter 212 shares the same bulbous modern look with several other Hunter boats, but is different in that she is made with a non-fiberglass plastic material Hunter ads identified only...

A replacement for the ODay

20' 9 17' 3 1' 2 4' 5 26' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 9 17' 3 1' 2 4' 5 26' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The O'Day 22 (page 118) was introduced in 1972, and a year later the O'Day 20 came along. According to the yachting press of the time, the smaller O'Day 20 was a lower-priced follow-up to the similar O'Day 22. In reality, the O'Day 20 was misnamed, as she is only 18' 11 on deck. (As with the O'Day 22, the marketers threw in the added length...

More boat than the Com Pac

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 8 20' 1 16' 4 2' 0 25' 5 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bob Johnson Hutchins Company 1979-2002 196 sq. ft. portable portable This design, originally drawn by Island Packet builder designer Bob Johnson, was gradually changed over her more than 20-year life, but the basics remained the same. Like her little sister, the Com-Pac 16, she was designed to provide easy handling for novice sailors. Best features Very simple rig...

Fat boat with plenty of space below

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 4 29' 7 21' 10 2' 9 6' 8 39' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ted Irwin Irwin Yachts 1975-1979 395 sq. ft. 20 gal. (optional) 45 gal. Approx. trailering wgt. 10,400 lbs. This catboat hull with a cutter rig is called the 10 4 supposedly because she is ten feet, four inches wide. But she could also be called that because her Space Index of 640, way beyond her comps is so high that she could drink ten, eat six, and sleep...

Canadian boat by a firm involved in two buyouts

21' 9 23' 3 19' 6 1' 876' 0 27' 6 Howard Hughes Hughes Boatworks 1967-1977 220 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 21' 9 23' 3 19' 6 1' 876' 0 27' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Howard Hughes Hughes Boatworks 1967-1977 220 sq. ft. portable portable Howard Hughes (no relation to the ultra-rich one) started building boats in 1963, and in 1967 designed the Hughes 22. In 1969 Hughes sold his company to U.S. Steel, which changed the name...

Hundreds of these boats are old and worn but fixable

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 26' 4 22' 10 1' 6 5' 0 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Roger MacGregor MacGregor Yachts 1973-1987 303 sq. ft. portable portable This popular design started out as the Venture 25 in 1973, and in 1981 became the MacGregor 25, with no major changes to the design. Over the years there was a choice of two sailplans, either a three quarters fractional rig or a masthead rig. The fractional rig is shown here. The boat is...

Good first boat for fixeruppers

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 25' 0 20' 0 4' 0 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Cal 25 Mk I (not to be confused with the Mk II, a totally different design, reported on page 328) is stable in a blow, has a cockpit big enough to sail four and drink six, and will sleep a friendly group of four or even five souls. (One couple and their two young children completely rebuilt an old Cal 25 and then circumnavigated the world in her.) All Cal 25s are...

Nice design good tracking several builders

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ted Brewer various (see below) 1985-1991 259 sq. ft. portable portable This good-looking vessel made the rounds among several builders. Ted Brewer's design was originally to be built in aluminum, but that plan didn't come to fruition. Stan-nard Boat Works of Newport, RI, had C. E. Ryder build a couple of dozen boats in fiberglass, and then sold the marketing rights to Gary Lannigan, who at the...

Bill Lapworth designs another winner

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 0 21' 6 18' 0 3' 4 26' 9 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Bill Lapworth, whose Cal 40 made history as a fast design in the early days of fiberglass, also created the Cal 20. A popular club racer and weekend cruiser right from the start, and serially produced until 1977, she is durable enough to still warrant several active class fleets (mostly in California) and a national association with a presence on the Internet. Best...

Eastsails lower priced cruiser

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 0 25' 6 20' 10 3' 8 34' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Eliot Spaulding Eastsail Yachts 2006-present 355 sq. ft. portable 50 gal. The New Moon is offered by Eastsail Yachts of Bow, NH, as a more economical coastal cruising version of their Eastsail 25 (see page 340) designed for extended offshore cruising. As such, the vessel comes out of the same mold as the Eastsail 25, but a spoon bow replaces the clipper bow and...

One of the first of the wedding cake designs

20' 10 21' 6 18' 4 2' 0 29' 6 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 10 21' 6 18' 4 2' 0 29' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage In the 1970s, sailboat marketers perceived a public outcry for more space below, more creature comforts, and more features which would appeal to women. Many yacht designers couldn't face the prospect of ruining the graceful appearance of their creations by raising the deck of a small sailboat beyond what looked good. But Bayliner...

Fast roomy cruiser shoal or deep draft

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage New Jersey designers Bob Seidelmann and John Cherubini were invited by Hunter Marine to act as a team in modifying the original Hunter 25 Mk I (1973-1976). They succeeded by raising freeboard and lengthening the coachroof for more space below, and adding a new hatch and anchor well. As a result, displacement increased by 550 pounds despite no increase at all in ballast (leading us to question...

Early George Cuthbertson design

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 4 22' 4 17' 5 3' 9 30' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage George Cuthbertson Grampian Marine 1962-1970 198 sq. ft. portable portable George Cuthbertson (who teamed up with George Cassian to form C& C Yachts in 1961) designed the Grampian Classic 22. Even in 1962, the C& C look was apparent in this Grampian model. In her first year, she came in first in the keelboat class in the annual One-of-a-Kind regatta on Lake...

Nearclone of the Chrysler

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' o 23' 6 19' 0 1' 11 6' 0 30' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The hull of the Starwind 22 appears to be a slightly modified clone of the Chrysler 22 (21), with the same waterline length and minimum draft, but with an extended stem and more angular reverse transom. Confusion about the Chrysler's displacement is mentioned in her writeup (page 92). To add to the confusion, the bigger, longer Starwind 22 shown here weighs 400...

A wholesome microcruiser

Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Precision Boatworks 1984-present 145 sq. ft. portable portable This is an attractive, well built modern trailer-sailer with a keel-housed centerboard what used to be called a wholesome boat. Below is a 40-quart cooler, and a space for a porta-pottie, but no sink, stove, or table. At some point after the boat was introduced in 1984, the side windows were changed from single non-opening to four opening ports, changing the appearance somewhat....

The ODay updated

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 18' 7 19' 9 16' 8 1' 5 4' 2 27' 8 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The O'Day 192 is a nicely finished update of the O'Day 19. With limited interior space (just room for a child-sized V-berth and two adult-sized quarter berths), the designers decided against including room for a galley, though they did find space for a chemical head beneath the V-berth and an ice chest in the companionway. The low quarter berths have 4' 0...

The author owned and loved one of these cats

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...

Nearclone of Gloucester Newport

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 15' 9 16' 9 13' 6 0' 1074' 0 21' 3 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage The Neptune 16's dimensions and appearance are only slightly different from the Gloucester 16 Newport 16's the cabintop is slightly raised in the Neptune to provide more headroom, but performance can be expected to be about the same. However, the boat came in a choice of swing-keel or fixed-keel underbody, and the fixed-keel version (900 pound displacement, 2'...

Cape Cod Cat built on Cape

Cat Boats Plans

20' 10 22' 8 17' 6 1' 9 4' 1 32' 0 Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 10 22' 8 17' 6 1' 9 4' 1 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage This version of the traditional Cape Cod Cat was designed in the late 1990s by Tony Davis to be built of strip-planked Southern cedar sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy. Therefore it's questionable whether we should have included this non-pure fiberglass boat in our assemblage of vessels for this book. Our excuse is that without...

Highperformance keelboat by Hobie

20' 4 21' 10 18' 5 Ron Holder Hobie Cat 1980-1987 198 sq. ft. portable portable Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 20' 4 21' 10 18' 5 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ron Holder Hobie Cat 1980-1987 198 sq. ft. portable portable The Holder 20 was designed by Ron Holder in the early 1980s, in collaboration with Olympic racer and sailmaker Dave Ullman. The boat is typically raced in one-design fleets, with a crew of three. Best features The Holder 20 is light...

Early design by Ted Irwin

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 25' 3 25' 3 20' 6 2' 8 6' 8 34' 4 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Ted Irwin Irwin Yachts 1968-1975 302 sq. ft. portable 25 gal. Ted Irwin grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, and as a kid sailed boats in Tampa Bay. As a young man, he worked briefly in the plant of Charlie Morgan's Morgan Yacht Corp. That experience may have rubbed off a bit on the design of his Irwin 25 (introduced in 1968), which to a great extent resembles the...

Would architect Louis Sullivan approve

Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 19' 6 1' 6 5' 6 32' 0 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Roger MacGregor MacGregor Yachts 1972-1982 195 sq. ft. portable 3 gal. This vessel goes by a variety of names Venture 23, MacGregor 23, Venture of Newport and maybe others as well. All refer to the cutter-rigged, bowspritted sailboat with the springy sheer and raked mast pictured here. Her odd looks are explained in a sales brochure saying that she is a modern replica of...

Small Gary Mull speedster

22' 3 23' 4 20' 0 3' 9 31' 6 Gary Mull Ranger Yachts 1971-1978 264 sq. ft. portable 12 gal. Min. max. draft Bridge clearance Power B D ratio 22' 3 23' 4 20' 0 3' 9 31' 6 Years produced Sail area Fuel tankage Water tankage Gary Mull Ranger Yachts 1971-1978 264 sq. ft. portable 12 gal. The Ranger 23 was one in a long series of designs Gary Mull produced for Ranger Yachts, then a division of Jensen Marine, builder of the Cal line of sailboats. In an interview we did with Mull in 1986, he...