Originally Posted by Faster
Taylor 49 from Brooklin Boatyard, Maine
It looks great and designed by a guy that likes fast boats
The yacht is a lightweight, performance-oriented sloop with a traditional aesthetic above the waterline and a modern underbody below. The yacht was commissioned by a repeat customer of Brooklin Boat Yard, and is scheduled to launch in spring of 2014. The design was developed specifically for single- or double-handed sailing on New England coastal waters as well as occasional competitive racing in a range of classes.
The new yacht is 49 feet overall with a waterline length of 35.1 feet and an 11.6-foot beam. Long overhangs increase the boat’s effective sailing length and stability with heel. This traditional feature is coupled with an underwater canoe body shape that’s rounded with low deadrise for less drag, especially in choppy water and during maneuvers. Her fin keel and spade rudder also reduce wetted area while lowering her vertical center of gravity for increased stability. Since the yacht will sail mostly northeastern ports, her keel’s leading edge is swept aft to shed weeds and lobster pots. Her saildrive features a folding prop to also minimize the risk of fouling.
“The long sailing length and narrow beam will give this design a meter boat feel,” said Jim Taylor, yacht designer. “Her deep, high aspect ratio appendages feature ample profile area, to provide a user-friendly ‘groove’ even when downspeed or in sloppy sea conditions. Her unusual combination of classic style with contemporary performance will set her apart from — and usually far ahead of — everything else on the water.
The boat will be built in cold-molded wood, a style for which Brooklin Boatyard is well-known. This approach not only results in high strength and toughness relative to weight, but it also provides very impressive acoustic and thermal insulation. The yacht will carry a Hall carbon rig and Harken deck gear. Competition Composites Inc. in Canada will build her carbon rudder.
“This yacht is highly customized for her owner and his favorite sailing haunts,” said Steve White, owner of Brooklin Boat Yard. “Not only does she have all the critical details to make her an ideal cruiser/racer for New England, but she’ll be a pleasure to sail — whether day-tripping with grandchildren or racing competitively with a handful of crew.
OA: 49.0′, LWL: 35.1′, BEAM: 11.6″, DRAFT: 7.8′, DISPLACEMENT: 16,500 lbs, BALLAST: 6,830 lbs, IM: 53.0′, J: 15.6′, P: 53.3′,
E: 19.4′, LP%: 142% Genoa, LP%: 95% Self-Tacking Jib
BBY News - Brooklin Boat Yard to Build Custom Jim Taylor-Designed Sloop
and light too even if I would expect more ballast B/D ratio for such a narrow hull.
Competition for the Farlie 55:
I would love to have a look at the interiors. On the Farlie they are nice but on a boat like this I would expect more than nice.
By the way if somebody wants a Farlie 55 they are selling their demonstration boat for a reduced price, only $1,176,150. I would not expect the Taylor to be less expensive, after all the Farlie is a semi-custom boat while the Taylor 49 is a custom boat.
and there are some that find mass production modern boats expensive regarding old boats
...but they where a beauty, that's for sure!!!