KITTIWAKE was designed for an owner who required an easily handled cruising yacht suited to extended voyaging. Construction is of steel with aluminum superstructure and the hull form is of our radius bilge type. A large skeg/rudder assures good directional stability and the propeller is enclosed in an aperture to protect it from floating debris.
The tall, efficient rig was designed with metalmast roller furling mainsail and Profurl roller furling headsails for ease of handling. The keel stepped mast is strongly supported with a double spreader rig and running backstays. A ketch rig is also available for those who prefer it.
Accommodations are provided for 3-4 couples plus a paid hand and include a huge galley with oversize refrigeration and freezer capacity. There are
two heads each with a stall shower, and a very complete nav area. The aft owner's cabin has a queen size berth, generous stowage and a desk/vanity.
The outside helm is designed to have a built-in bimini top for comfort in tropical climes and a protective windshield to keep the crew dry in dusty going.
The engine space is wide and has room for a work bench on the starboard side. Auxiliary power is a 90-120 hp. diesel for good cruising speeds when the wind goes flat. Additional machinery, gen set, etc. is fitted in the large space below the pilot house/saloon.
With generous beam and husky displacement the KITTIWAKE will prove to be a powerful sailer and a very able cruiser for her owner and crew, a yacht that can go anywhere in safety and comfort.
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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