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Design No. 1078

Built for: Various owners
  Various builders
Date designed: 1988

Class – Hull Number  Sandpiper Class No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:  20’   0”  ( 6.20 m)
Datum: 16’ 10”  ( 5.25 m)
Beam Max: 7’  9″  ( 2.36 m)
Draft: 2′  3”  ( 0.68 m)
Displacement tons: 1.47
T.M.: 3.91 tons
Ballast ratio:                                   
Sail Area: 131 sq. ft
Rig: Gaff yawl

Sandpiper is a project which could be undertaken by someone new to boatbuilding.  As a member of the famous Keyhaven Yawl family of plywood sailing cruisers, it slots in between the popular sixteen foot Kingfisher and the twenty four foot Salting.

Combining high bulwarks with modern shoal draft and with the benefit of a spacious cabin, the Sandpiper is a safe and comfortable family boat. There are currently thirty afloat, mostly home built and all based on the original hull design; gaff yawl, or gaff cutter


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Sandpiper, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

Download Drawing List

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 Sloop and yawl versions of Sandpiper.

Model Plans

D:Blue Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects1050 –

Full set of Stock Building Plans

1078 Construction plan low res

A new Sandpiper can be constructed from the original computer generated drawings for lap-strake plywood plank construction for which full lofting, construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints