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Transat 6.5
Full Plans
$280 England & EU
$238 USA/Elsewhere 
Study Plans
$32 England & EU
$27 USA/Elsewhere 

This is a multi-chine plywood entrant for the Mini-Transat race which takes competitors across the Atlantic to Antigua via the Canary Islands. It is known as one of yachting's most dangerous races and is fought by boats with a maximum length of 6.5m. We have been asked to draw up a design for a Canadian client which uses standard stitch and tape building methods with non exotic materials for amateur construction. She incorporates water ballast along with a lead ballasted bulb on a high aspect ratio keel, inclined twin rudders and built-buoyancy. Whilst designed for a specific race, she would provide fast exciting sailing in coastal waters (the keel can be raised for easy transport) and has room for more than the 2 berths shown.

LOD 21'4" (6.5m); Beam 9'10" (3m); Draft 6'4" (1.92m); Total loaded displ. 2814 lbs. (1276 kg); Total ballast 1574 lbs. (950 kg); Working Sail Area 458 sq.ft (42.6 sq.m.).

Plans for the hull/superstructure only are available.

Transat 6.5 Particulars

LOD 21'4" 6.5m
Beam 9'10" 3m
Draft 6'4" 1.92m
Sail Area 458 sq.ft 42.6 sq.m
Displacement 2814 lbs 1276 kg
Ballast 1574 lbs 950 kg
Maximum Headroom 5'7" 1.7m
Accommodation Room for 2 berths plus wc and galley etc
Engine 10 ho outboard  

Hull Shape

Round bilge with narrow bottom plank plus 4 planks per side
Construction Methods Ply over frame
Major plywood requirements for hull 7 x 5mm sheets
5 x 6mm sheets
30 x 9mm sheets
2 x 18mm sheets
Guidance Use Offshore/ocean racing
Drawing/Design Package 5 a A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans