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Design No. 1196

Built for:  Peter & Elisbet Hawker
Builder:  Peter & Elisbet Hawker, Burra Creek, Australia.
Date designed: 1994

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 43’ 4”   (13.20 m)
Datum: 33’ 6”  (10.21 m)
Beam Max: 13’ 3½”  ( 4.05 m)
Draft: 5′ 6” ( 1.67 m)
Displacement tons: 11.4
T.M.:  28.29 tons
Ballast ratio: 33.5%
Sail Area: 985 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan ketch

Ten years after Ocean Goose was launched in the United Kingdom, and after she had made a handful of transatlantic crossings, Australian Peter Hawker commissioned the design which he and his wife Elisbet were to build in his back yard in Burra Creek, New South Wales.

Five years later she was to leave Darwin to embark on a global circumnavigation which took in Christmas Islands, Cocos Keeling, Chagos, Mayotte each hop taking about six to twelve days. Then having crossed the Indian Ocean passing the top of Madagascar to Dzaoudzi. Then to Durban and Cape Town for Christmas. Then to the Azores, England, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, and back to England for Christmas 2003, Ireland, Spain and Portugal, Madeira, the Canaries and Panama.

Pelikan is built in wood using strip planks over plywood frames and hull stiffeners. She also has a system of laminated floors to support keel and rig loads. The construction arrangements have been kept simple and without heavy sections – this enabled Peter and Elisbet to build the hull with relative ease and without specialist tools and machinery.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Pelikan, 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

17 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Ocean Goose, Pelikan and the Ocean class.

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

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A replica of Pelikan can be constructed from the original 1994 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided. See Pelikan design number 1196

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