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Design No. 1020

Built for:  Chris Hatton
Builder:  West Custom Marine ltd., Lymington, England
Date designed: 1986

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 43’ 0” (13.10 m)
Datum: 36’ 1” (11.00 m)
Beam Max: 12’ 6″  ( 3.80 m)
Draft: 6′ 6” ( 2.00 m)
Displacement tons: 7.85
T.M.: 25.35 tons
Ballast ratio: 44.0%
Sail Area: 825 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Sloop

Phantom was the third Giles racing yacht to be built by West Custom; she was designed as a lightweight cruiser for Channel Handicap for Chris who had the previous year chartered Fighter, (design number 0971) the 33’ the second U.L.D.B that the practice had designed for Warwick Collins, winning her class outright with 5 out of 7 firsts (they didn’t bother to start the last two races!).

Chris’ brief was for a yacht that was capable of beating Barracuda of Tarrant, and in which Chris could take his family on holiday to Brittany. Phantom has raced successfully for several years and was voted R.O.R.C. boat of the year after her first season. On screen she had a cameo role in British television’s Howard’s Way where she was the yacht to beat, but this was true in real life, consistently fast over the water, fulfilling well her dual role as a cruiser racer averaging 9 knots in comfort without pushing the boat hard and without the need for a large crew.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Phantom, 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 Phantom & Rapscallion

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

A replica of Phantom can be constructed from the original 1986 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full lofting, construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided and two keel options will be provided standard.

Poster & Art Prints