45' Centerboard Sloop
Draft up 3'-2"
Draft down 10'-0"
Displmnt 24,600 lbs.
Ballast 11,500 lbs.
The owner of this design is an experienced sailor who wants his new yacht to be easily moved around and ready to be shipped wherever he plans to spend his vacation. Even though the yacht is oversized in width, the height problem has been solved by having a hull draft of only 3'-2". The only preparation the yard will have to make is dropping the hinged radar post. To make it easy to have the mast tuned correctly all the time, the maststep will be supported by a hudraulic cylinder. When the hydraulic is released, the rigging will be slack and the pins can be pulled without worrying about any future adjustments.
The design has been kept simple but practical for shorthanded sailing. Construction will be a cored fiberglass hull and deck with cored bulkheads for weight savings.
This was the original design for a client who went on to a 47' centerboard sloop.
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