Miranda IV

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Design No. 0146
Built for: Comm. Carlo Ciampi
Builder: Cantieri Baglietto, Varazze, Italy.
Date designed: 1951
Principal Design Data
L.O.A: 52’ 6” (16.00 m)
Datum: 39’ 0” (11.89 m)
Beam Max: 11’ 4″ ( 3.45 m)
Draft: 7′ 6” ( 2.29 m)
Displacement tons: 13.00
T.M.: 28.11 tons
Ballast ratio:
Sail Area: 1060 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan cutter

The structural design of Miranda IV follows the typical lightweight philosophy that Laurent Giles were expounding with Fandango, Myth of Malham and F. J. Palmer’s ill-fated Chrunest. Not surprising that Baglietto who had established their credentials in lightweight powerboat construction, were selected to build this 39’ waterline Italian entry for the Bermuda race,
In May 1952 George Gill, Giles Partner at the time wrote in the first draft of his notes, ‘She took to the water without a hitch, handled like a top, and designed without a thought of racing or racing handicap rules, out-sailed all opposition in the Mediterranean passage races organized by the U.S.V.I. First to finish and first in her class in the race from St Tropez to Barcelona, first to finish and first in her class in the race from Barcelona to Palma di Majorca, and first to finish and first in her class and all classes in the race from Majorca to Ibiza, Miranda attracted more attention than any yacht of British design for many years past’.
‘With Miranda the designer was given a totally free hand and after years of strictness she was a holiday. A yacht to sail out of Genoa, to be of approximately 12 metres waterline length, to be sweet to the eye and fun to sail. There were no rule requirements, no power requirements and no accommodation problems, no whims and no prejudices. Miranda was a designer’s benefit’.


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Please download and print the drawings list for Miranda IV. Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

10 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of Miranda IV.

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A replica of Miranda IV can be constructed from the original 1951 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

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