WOLF'S LAIR was designed for an owner who requested a modern cruising yacht with aft cockpit and traditional styling, a yacht that will not become dated with time.
Her hull is of moderate displacement with good deadrise and soft bilges for ease of motion. A well developed bustle increases her prismatic coefficient and will enable her to be driven easily at higher speeds when it breezes up. The fin is a low drag NACA shape and, with the large skeg/rudder, provides excellent windward performance as well as directional stability.
The tall rig further contributes to weatherliness yet, with double headsails, has proven easily handled for cruising. Sail area is generous so performance is excellent in light airs as well as stronger breezes. The keel stepped mainmast is strongly stayed with double spreaders and runners.
Construction is of fiberglass, by any of the usual one-off methods; foam core, balsa core, C-flex or even light strip plank. The ballast is exterior.
WOLF'S LAIR accommodates 4-6 comfortably in 3 separate cabins, including a very comfortable owner's cabin aft, with its own head. An extra large galley assures that the crew will be well fed and such amenities as a stall shower, complete nav area, cabin heater, wet locker and generous stowage throughout will keep them happy. The first yacht to this design even had a trash compactor, ice maker and electric stove fitted, plus a 7.5 kw gen set.
About 8 yachts have been built to this design on both coasts and have made extensive blue water voyages.
Despite her classic appearance, WOLF'S LAIR is completely up-to-date in providing a fast, weatherly hull and rig, along with all the comforts expected of a modern ocean cruiser. I'm confident that she will please many sailors who prefer their yacht to look like a yacht, rather than a sailing rocket ship.
Study plans contain sufficient drawings to price out materials or obtain a professional bid; the cost of study plans is credited if complete plans are later ordered. Complete plans include rights to build one boat, plus reasonable consultation during construction.
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