Saro Scimitar

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Design No. 0455

Built for:  Various owners
Builder:  Saro (Anglesey) Ltd., Beaumaris, Wales
Date designed: 1963

Class – Hull Number  Saro Scimaitar No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:  20’ 3”  (6.17 m)
Datum: 16’ 0”  (4.88 m)
Beam Max:  6’ 0″ (1.83 m)
Draft: 3′ 0”  (0.91 m)
Displacement tons: 1.075
T.M.: 1.955 tons
Ballast ratio: 53.04%
Sail Area: 228 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Sloop

The Scimitar’s hull was extensively tested in the Saunders Roe tank at Cowes, using a popular keel-boat type as a yardstick, and her performance afloat certainly confirmed the promising results of her tank tests.

Scimitar is similar in size to the popular XOD class and is constructed in fiberglass with polyester resin.

The cockpit is divided into two parts and the masthead rig is adjustable fore and aft to quite wide limits. She was conceived for club racing, handles easily and is quick in stays, but equally suitable for the family man.

If you own a Scimitar we would be pleased to hear from you.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Saro Scimitar, 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 Saro Scimitar (To be released in the summer of 2017)

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

D:Blue Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects�450-04

A replica of a Scimitar can be constructed from the original 1963 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints