Isabella (Lymington Class)

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Design No. 0008

Built for: General Lubbock
Builder: Elkins Boatyard, Christchurch, England
Date designed: 1933

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 23’ 3” (7.09 m)
Datum: 19’ 6” (5.94 m)
Beam Max: 6’ 10″ (2.08 m)
Draft: 3’ 9” (1.14 m)
Displacement tons: 2.75
T.M.: 4.14 tons
Ballast ratio: 40.1%
Sail Area: 280 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Sloop


The L Class is a cruising yacht but with a good turn of speed for the Western Solent racing from the pre royal patronage Lymington Yacht Club. She was conceived purely as deep-bodied and roomy knock-about, intended for day cruising and fishing and with as much room below as reasonably possible in a boat of its size to render her habitable for week-ends if required. The first hull Isabella and hull number four Penguin were built for Brigadier General Lubbock and Col. Bland-Strang respectively. Laurent Giles records show the second boat as being named Shuna (pictured) and third Windsong.  They handled admirably, were conspicuously dry and well-mannered, and seemed to promise a surprising turn of speed in light weather. Eighteen of the L Class yachts were built between 1933 and 1939 and one in 1987


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the L Class, 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

15 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications and construction list of the original L Class yachts.

Model Plans


Full set of Stock Building Plans

82 Construction Plan low res

A replica of the L Class yachts can be constructed from the original 1933 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.