Design #442 115' High Performance Cruising Ketch
The basic design brief for Peter Harrison's 115 ft fast cruising ketch was for:
1) The longest and fastest yacht capable of being handled by the owner, friends and with the minimum of professional crew.
2) A robust, sea kindly hull and rig capable of long-range ocean cruising but also capable of winning its fair share of trophies.
3) A sleek elegant yacht, well appointed but responsive and fun to sail.
To achieve these goals a ketch rig was selected as it offers a sail plan that is quite flexible in its ability to balance the boat in various conditions and sailing modes and for its power in reaching and running conditions. Additional