Cute yawl by Ted Brewer

20' 10" 25' 4" 19' 9" 1' 1"/4' 1" 28' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 36%

Ted Brewer Nimble Boats 1986-1991? 207 sq. ft. portable 14 gal.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

20' 10" 25' 4" 19' 9" 1' 1"/4' 1" 28' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 36%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Ted Brewer Nimble Boats 1986-1991? 207 sq. ft. portable 14 gal.

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,150 lbs.

One doesn't see many yawls this small—yet the yawl rig is both practical and fun to deal with. You can sail in strong winds without the main, under jib and "jigger" (i.e., the mizzen). You can control any tendency of the boat to dance around her mooring by hoisting the mizzen alone. You can sometimes balance the helm of an otherwise finicky boat by fine-tuning the mizzen sheet along with the centerboard. And—in the case of the Nimble 20 anyway—we think the yawl rig looks good. Note on displacement: An early sales brochure gives her displacement as 1,650 pounds and her ballast as 400 pounds. A later brochure says she weighs 2,200 pounds and does not mention ballast. Her designer told us that she was designed to displace 1,800 pounds, including 400 pounds of lead ballast. But lead weighs 708 pounds per cubic foot; we figure there's at least 800 pounds in her, and that's what we report. Best features: Her traditional looks appeal to us. And the yawl rig suits our taste to a T. Worst features: Her PHRF is at the high end, indicating that her overall speed potential is below that of her comps, despite her high-end "maximum speed" due to her long waterline. Her speed performance under sail compared to comps is probably a result of a combination of small sail area, split rig, and her hard chine hull shape, which tends to pound a bit in a chop.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Sirius 21

21' 2"

7' 11"

1' 4"

2,000

525

20.5

135

258

5.8

10.0

344

5

4' 9"

South Coast 21

21' 4"

6' 11"

3' 0"

2,000

625

19.2

303

252

5.1

14.2

165

2

3' 3"

Sirius 22

21' 2"

7' 11"

1' 4"

2,100

525

19.8

123

243

5.9

9.7

352

5

4' 9"

Nimble 20 (21)

20' 10"

7' 9"

1' 1"

2,200

800

19.6

127

288

6.0

11.0

316

4

4' 3"

Triangle 20 (21)

20' 6"

7' 1"

2' 2"

2,300

800

16.3

222

NA

5.5

14.6

250

2

4' 6"

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