Design № 57
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The requirements laid down for this design by Sea Nymph were a trailer-sailer of medium size suitable for high volume production.
6 meters was the length chosen, being shorter, lighter and therefore less expensive than the current crop of large sailers around 7 to 8 meters, but careful design of hull-deck shape and interior has resulted in a very spacious boat. High volume production demands that the yacht appeal to a very wide range of buyers. To achieve this wide appeal we set out to design a boat that would be very safe, reasonably priced, fast, stable, and practical and roomy with sporty styling that would not age quickly and would promote enthusiasm amongst today's conservative buyer.
The hull form is beamy with powerful stern sections to give good stability, speed and high internal volume for accommodation. Forward lines are fine low down with ample reserve buoyancy up high at the sheer, giving an easily driven hull that will be quite dry with excellent performance to windward in choppy seas without losing useful deck space.
The deck and cabin geometry was the result of a great deal of work on the compromises of large cockpit, roomy interior and useful relationship between cockpit and interior, along with a shape that would provide necessary stiffness without heavy fibreglass mouldings or expensive reinforcing. The sloping aft end of the cabin with removable panels allows the interior to become an extension of the cockpit, so that less hardy types and children can stay in the protection of the cabin and still participate directly in the sailing of the boat (rather than being couped up in the cabin not knowing what's going on.)
The pop-top gives full headroom throughout the main living area and even with the pop-top down headroom is 1.5m (4'11"). The toilet area is located forward of the main living area behind a bulkhead for complete privacy with ample headroom.
The galley contains all necessary facilities for weekend and extended cruising with good stowage and bench space without intruding excessively on interior space. Five full length berths are available with the additional capability of extending the starboard settee to a 1.07 meter (3'6") wide double berth.
The centerline of the yacht is built down to form a shallow keel. This gives the yacht great longitudinal strength and reduces to a minimum the amount of centercase projecting upward into the interior. The centerboard is solid cast iron and the total ballast weight of 242 Kg (535 lbs) will guarantee self-righting capabilities.
Draft (keel up):
Draft (keel down):
750 Kg/1653 Lbs
242 Kg/535 Lbs
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