Arabella will be a Colin Archer inspired, double ended ketch, designed by William Atkin, displacing 25,000 lbs and having berths for up to 5 people, but which can be sailed single handed. Measuring 37’6” on deck, with a 32’ waterline, and carrying 816 sq ft of sail. The frame will be built of White Oak, planked out of White Cedar and a White Pine deck.
Colin Archer was a famous Scottish naval architect and shipbuilder from Larvik Norway. His designs were used primarily for fishing vessels on the North Sea and for polar expeditions. The boats were designed for efficient sailing and the ability to stay afloat in rough weather and big seas. The Atkins are a legendary family of boat designers; they refined and tweaked Archer’s designs to create numerous double enders such as Thistle, Vixen and of course Ingrid. Some of which are still afloat today, the original Vixen has made two circumnavigations of the world to date and is capable of many more.
Mr. Atkin said when describing Ingrid.
“The lines show a genuine redningskoite-life boat of the North Sea, as nearly perfect in form as any boat can be...
She has all the characteristics usually associated with seagoing ability. She is the kind of boat that behaves in rough water. She can be depended upon to sail herself. She is ableness personified and equal to any situation...
If you will build her just as shown you will have a sterling vessel and one in which you can go anywhere anytime”
William Atkin, Darien CT, 1934
Type- Blue water cruising yacht
Length of deck- 37’6” long
Length of waterline- 32’
Displacement- 25,000 lbs
Ballast- 12,000 lbs total. 9,000 lbs iron or lead keel plus 3,000 lbs internal ballast
Rigging and sails:
Sails- 816 square feet (jib 162, stay-sail 123, main, 346, mizzen 185)
Ceiling height- 6’+
Galley/Kitchen- Sink, gas stove and oven, refrigerator, freezer
Head/Bathrooms- 1 with sink, shower and toilet
Frame- White Oak
Planking- Eastern White Cedar, White Oak and Black Locust
Decking- Eastern White Pine
Ceiling in cabin- Eastern White Pine or Eastern White Cedar
Flooring in cabin- Sugar Maple
Mast- Hollow, Eastern Spruce
Engine- 40hp diesel
Fuel capacity- 60 gallons