S the powerboat folks build a sailboat

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

21' 9" 22' 4" 18' 3" 2' 074' 6" 30' 0"

outboard 3 to 6 hp 38%

Designer: Builder:

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

Ed Wennersten S2 Yachts 1975-1979 210 sq. ft. portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 4,200 lbs.

Here is a 1970s-style flush-deck offering from S2, the Slikkers family boat business in Holland, MI (started by Leon Slikkers, and eventually run by sons David, Robert, and Tom). The company is still around, but no longer builds sailboats. Now it's just powerboats (Tiara, Pursuit, and Slick-craft Divisions). The S2 6.8 was offered with either a keel-centerboard arrangement (shown) or as a plain shoal-draft keel (same hull without the centerboard). Best features: Her big, flat forward deck is ideal for sunbathing, assuming you're not short-tacking upwind with a 150% decksweeper jib. Her cockpit looks big and comfortable, with high coamings for good back support. Worst features: To our eyes she's not a pretty boat; we think the flush deck and lack of springy sheer give her a tubby look. With the lowest SA/D ratio, the highest D/L ratio, and the highest Motion Index among her comps, she is apt to be slower (note the relatively high PHRF rating) though more stable and comfortable in a seaway. With only one small forward hatch and no opening ports for ventilation, she wouldn't be a good choice for extended cruising in hot climates.

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

Santana 22

22' 3"

7' 6"

3' 6"

2,600

1,220

Imperial 23 (22)

22' 2"

7' 6"

2' 9"

2,688

1,120

Schock 23 (22)

22' 0"

8' 6"

2' 9"

2,800

1,100

Santana 2023 (22)

22' 0"

8' 6"

1' 2"

2,880

1,300

S2 6.8 (22)

21' 9"

8' 0"

2' 0"

2,900

1,100

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

18.4

142

246

5.8

13.8

266

4

3' 10"

17.4

150

NA

6.0

13.6

301

4

4' 6"

21.5

142

198

6.1

11.6

394

4

4' 6"

19.0

142

see text

6.1

11.9

395

4

4' 8"

16.5

213

240

5.7

14.3

375

4

4' 3"

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