The idea behind this design is for an easily constructed, cost effective and economical vessel for coastal cruising. The concept of this design is to offer boat packages in the most basic form at a realistic cost with added options to personalize the design for individual customers if the budget allows.
The hull form for this design is to be driven economically to approximately 10 to 15 knots cruising and 20 + knots at full speed. Power will come from a single 120hp 4 cylinder diesel engine but could be increased if desired. The hull sections forward are rounded with a relatively narrow chine and waterline entry to help the hull slice through the water. The sections flatten out aft and end with a small gull-wing at the transom for stability at rest. This will give the vessel a soft ride and the ability to plane at a lower speed. The propeller is set in a half tunnel which helps provide a shallower shaft angle and aids in forward thrust, thus improving economy and reducing draft. The propeller and rudder is protected by a foil shaped shortened deadwood. The shaft is mounted in a fiberglass tube which stops just aft of the deadwood and just forward of the propeller, this means no through bolting of bronze struts etc. The vessel's beam is designed for easy transportation and at under 10.5 meters LOA will fit on most mariners. The dry boat displacement is relatively light so could be trailered with over width flags showing and appropriate braking systems behind a suitable vehicle.
The profile of the boat has been kept clean for ease of building and is a sedan style. With the relatively light displacement and narrow beam there is no fly bridge as this increases the rolling moments and build cost of the vessel.
The construction for the hull is strip plank timber, fiber glassed inside and out. The integral structure comes in the form of a fore and aft girder system and bulkheads glassed into the hull. The engine bearers are confined to the engine bay. The decks and coamings are plywood, fiber glassed on the exterior surfaces. The cabin tops will be ply foam glass construction for weight and stiffness.
Interior / Exterior
In the interior forward is a large V berth with a small dresser and locker outboard , port and starboard. These are open cave lockers with a shelf built in for stowage. There is a single bunk each side of the engine bay , the port under the raised saloon seating and the starboard under the raised helm seat and forward end of the gulley. The forward cabin has standing headroom to 1.9 meters.
There is three steps up into the saloon. The helm station is forward to stb with the gulley running along the starboard side of the cabin. To port is a L shaped raised saloon seat for viability when seated. Under the return of the seat is room for a 12volt fridge. The toilet compartment is small and accessible from the cockpit but could be altered to be accessed from just inside the cabin.
The tanks and batteries would be under the floor just forward of the main bulkhead. Water and fuel capacity is 240 liters each. Engine room air intakes are aft on the cabin side. The cockpit is simple with three sole hatches divided by the girder system. A gas bottle locker, BBQ and live bait tank module is centered aft. There is a washboard each side of this module. A fold down transom door could replace the washboards and double as a boarding platform. The cockpit sides are open below the side decks and coamings.
The interior finish would be some Varnished Mahogany cappings and gulley front. It would also be finished with a stipple paint finish / vinyl and a liberal use of fabrics.
The exterior finish is to be international paints and will be a stock standard off white for the hull and decks with a semi self-ablative antifoul. All horizontal surfaces will be nonskid finished and to cockpit up to the top of the coamings will also have a stippled surface for wear and tear. A Teak rubbing strip would provide some protection.
Electronics would be limited to engine controls, a basic depth sounder , Navigation lights and interior lights and simple switch panel. An electric bilge pump mounted in the deepest section of the hull would also be provided.
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These would include such items as, a raised saloon step and drop down table hinged of the girder but open beneath for access to the engine. It could also include a rod rack on the underside of the platform. The cave lockers could have cupboards doors in varnished mahogany timber. A larger arrangement of electronics. Electric water pump and califont hot water . A cockpit shower,and or enlarged toilet compartment and shower incorporated. Metal strip over the Teak beltings. Hatch over the helm station and over the toilet cubical. Electric anchor winch operated from the helm station. Bow thruster. Fold down transom door or boarding platform. A cockpit chest freezer. Side cockpit lockers. Rod racks in the cockpit sides. Larger horse powered engine . More batteries . More water and fuel capacity. Stainless steel bow rails and cabin top handrails. Interior paint could be upgrade to a semigloss finish and the bilges could be painted white if required. The cockpit side could be finished to a gloss finish. Teak decks etc.
Most of these items could be retro fitted at a later date if budget is a major consideration.
|POWER||120 HP Yanmar||BASE PRICE||$210,000 + GST|