DVD 67’ Steel Gaff or Wishbone Staysail Schooner

Whilst the classic styling and schooner rig were predominantly chosen for the ability to turn heads in any harbour, the requirements for this concept design were for lively performance under sail as well as the ability to be handled by a small crew. The schooner rig will deliver this capability coupled with moderate displacement steel construction and modern underwater appendages. As shown there are two options for the schooner rig, both of which have advantages from the point of view of styling, cost and performance.
Accommodation-wise there are again two options possible depending on the utilization envisaged for the vessel. Both feature self-contained crew accommodation in the forward part of the vessel. The owner’s version has a palatial stateroom forward of the saloon whilst in the charter version this space is divided into two double cabins each with their own en-suite. To port and below the pilothouse is a further guest stateroom. The large galley and bar area are to starboard. The engine room is below the pilothouse sole and extends aft, under the cockpit sole, with access through the galley and an escape hatch into the cockpit.
In many ways the layout is a departure from the currently “en-vogue” deck saloon type of cruiser, none of which could boast a full beam main saloon of 170 square feet (16 square metres). In addition, the pilothouse has wraparound seating for at least six people, an ideal place to take a coffee break and survey one’s surroundings. Nowadays people are accustomed to having transom stairs or some form of access to the water so this aspect is accommodated for by the pivoting transom door with built-in steps. Adjacent to these stairs are twin lazarettes housing deck and diving gear etc. A variety of watercraft (ship’s tender, kayaks and windsurfers etc.) can be carried on deck amidships in the traditional manner which does not encroach on the interior volume at all.

All in all, this is an elegant boat which will not appeal to everyone, but for those with a touch of romance in their soul she will be irresistable.

View the plan - Charter Version

View the plan - Owners Version

Principal Characteristics:
LOA - 23.6m (77′ 5″)
LOD - 20.5m (67′ 3″)
DWL - 16.0m (52′ 6″)
Beam - 5.33m (17′ 6″)
Draught – 2.20m (7’ 3”)
Power - 120hp
Displacement - 41 000kg (90 390 lbs)