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Design No. 0039
Built for: Major B. C. Windeler
Builder: Berthon Boat Co, Lymington, England.
Date designed: 1938
Principal Design Data
L.O.A: 28’ 3” (8.61 m)
Datum: 24’ 6” (7.47 m)
Beam Max: 8’ 1” (2.46 m)
Draft: 5’ 0” (1.52 m)
Displacement tons: 6.52
T.M.: 7.9 tons
Ballast ratio: 49.3%
Sail Area: 371 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan sloop

Another derivative of Andrillot’s hull design but with shorter overhangs and larger all round, she has a pronounced and distinctly attractive sheer. She was built for Major Windeler in Lymington 500 yards from Giles’ offices at 4 Quay Hill.
Kalliste was described in Yachting World magazine of that year as ‘hefty’, ‘designed as a cruising boat to take the roomiest possible cabin planning for her size’. But for all her heavy displacement she was no sluggard and in one of her first season races; the Island sailing Club’s Cowes to Poole event run under Royal Ocean racing Club (R.O.R.C.) rules she won very comfortably, beating both Prelude (design number 0035) and Motihari III (design number 0034).
Her second owner took her to the Vancouver area of Canada where we believe she remains. The construction arrangements were used on several of Giles’ contemporary yachts including as the basis for the structure of Arthur Ransome’s Peter Duck (design number 0054) and the Peter Duck class. Twenty years after Kalliste the design was used again for Mr Angus’ Madalaine (design number 0419) built at Mashfords yard.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Kalliste, 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 Kalliste.

Model Plans

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394 General Arrangement low res

A replica of Kalliste can be constructed from the original 1938 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

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