DUDLEY DIX YACHT DESIGN

Hout Bay 70
Steel gaff schooner

Hout Bay 70 in water

A large gaffer able to earn her keep

~ Suitable for charter, excursion or cargo

~ Partial design, you can adapt her to your needs

We can now offer a 65ft version of this design, with
USCG Subchapter T 49 passenger certification. See
the Liberté 65 for more info.
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Hout Bay 70 steel gaff schooner

Hout Bay 70 interior

Hout Bay 70 steel gaff schooner

Hout Bay 70 steel gaff schooner

Hout Bay 70 steel gaff schooner

Hout Bay 70 steel gaff schooner

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This design was drawn for a client who wanted to sort out the detailing for himself. As a result, it is a partial design only. Available information comprises lines, offsets, sail and rigging plan, a few construction sections and my standard detailing covering steel construction details and construction of the gaff rig.

If you feel happy to build her from that basic information, then her design is available at a low price. Alternatively, I am available to provide additional detailing for further aspects of the boat, right through to complete detailing if needed. Please contact me by email to discuss these options if they interest you.

"Spirit of Malverne", the boat in the photoraphs, sails at 10-12 knots in most conditions but reported a top speed of 19 knots during a downwind voyage in the trades from Cape Town to the island of St Helena. On the windward return trip she steered herself continuously, unaided by autopilot or anyone correcting her, for 10 days.

She would be a great charter boat, combining space, comfort and character. She also has loads of carrying capacity, making her a wonderful trading schooner.

See the Liberté 65 for a 65ft version of this design, with USCG certification for 49 passengers.

Hout Bay 70 sail plan


Hout Bay 70 in water

CHARACTERISTICS

LOA 25m (82ft)

LOD 21.3m (69'10")

LWL 16.8m (55'1")

Beam 5.85m (19'2")

Draft 2.0m (6'7")

Displacement 47550kg (104800lb)

Ballast 13500kg (29754lb)

Sail Area - all lowers 193.5sq.m (2083sq.ft)

Powering 150-250hp

Righting moment 30 deg 32036kgm (231717ft.lb)

Righting moment 60deg 38480kgm (278326ft.lb)

Righting moment 90deg 21613kgm (156327ft.lb)

 

Please note that our plan prices include for adding imperial measurements to our metric designs if needed by the buyer.


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