What is this?: Design from the 70ies

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by lausl, May 16, 2018.

  1. lausl
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    lausl carpe diem yacht design

    I am looking for the make and model of this boat, i cannot find any hint on the boat. it has got a Bladt Diesel and a wooden Mast, a quite small but wide transom, some say it i a Princess from 1978...
    any help appreciated
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  2. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    Quite difficult without a good profile shot of the hull. Top view a plus. No manufacturer name plate on the hull? If not, someone who has sailed it before might recognize the deck areas. It's definitely an older boat. Looks like a solid boat. At a minimum you could measure it, then browse this index and match it up by length.

    Full List of Sailboats http://bluewaterboats.org/about/index/

    From there, narrow it down further by shape of its keel, deck & sail plan.

    One of our users (Angelique) is a boat finding sleuth. She or another user might know what it is.

    Either way let us know what you find out!
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The appendages look early to mid 70's which means it may have a HIN on the upper right corner of the transom.

  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Thanks Joseph, but like you said in post #2, a good hull profile shot and a deck view would really help here, as would to know the dimensions L × B × D.

    It could be we have to look at Europe for this design, as the boat looks to be located there now, since Klaus is from Germany, and the in post #1 on pic 4 partly shown trailer licence plate is German, as is the mostly covered neighbour trailer licence plate in pic 1.

    Below the blue first section with a circle of yellow stars on a Euro vehicle license plate from Germany (Deutschland).
    For Germany it further has black letters and numbers on a white background with a thin black border around it, the topic boat looks to be on a trailer from the Munich area, since the partly shown plate in pic 4 seems to be starting with a ‘‘M’’.

    About the boat, see: SailboatData.com ---> Search L.O.A.

    Fill in the LOA range as narrow as possible, and check the options, I would say.

    E.g. LOA 30' to 31' gives me right now 384 sailboat designs listed there.

    Good luck !
    Last edited: May 18, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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