Prince de Neufchatel

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Design No. 0389

Built for:  W. Wulfing Esq.

Builder:  J. Dewarr of Bo’ness, Scotland
Date designed: 1965

Class – Hull Number  Enlarged Wanderer No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 33’ 1”    (10.08 m)
Datum: 27’ 0”  ( 8.23 m)
Beam Max:   9’ 6″  ( 2.90 m)
Draft:  5′ 9”   ( 2.21 m)
Displacement tons:  8.6
T.M.:  10.91 tons
Ballast ratio:  41.5%
Sail Area:                            
Rig: Bermudan Sloop

After the success of the 100 or so Vertues and the exploits of Wanderer III, it was almost inevitable that Giles would be approached for a yet larger model of his long keel Bristol Channel cutter ocean cruising yacht genre.

This yacht was developed from the famous Wanderer III designed for Eric and Susan Hiscock’s voyage round the world in 1952.  The hull is of the same well-proved character, but with more beam and a slightly lengthened forward overhang, which has added much to the grace of the profile.

Here we see greater transom rake than Wanderer III contributing to the proportionally greater overhangs. The later Wanderer Class yachts although smaller have a slightly higher displacement/length ratio but lower ballast ratio.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Prince de Neufchatel, 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 the enlarged Wanderer class

Model Plans

D:Blue Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects�350-03

Full set of Stock Building Plans

45813 Prince de Neufchatel GA low res

A replica of Prince de Neufchatel can be constructed from the original 1965 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints