Wanderer II

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Design No. 0018

Built for: E. C. Hiscock
Builder: Napier & Co., Poole, England

Date designed: 1936

Class – Hull Number         Wanderer II type No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 24’   0″  (  7.32 m)
Datum: 20’   0″   (  6.10 m)
Beam Max:  7’   1″  ( 2.16 m)
Draft:   4′ 11″  (  1.50 m)
Displacement tons:             3.99
T.M.:  4.42 tons
Ballast ratio:              41.6%
Sail Area: 395 sq. ft
Rig: Gaff Cutter

In her day Wanderer II was the type of boat preferred by large numbers of the cruising fraternity who had not yet subscribed to the modern preference for long overhangs and the bermudan rig.  For that reason alone the hull form is worthy of study.  Since she was intended for serious cruising draft was not unduly limited which must have been a key factor in achieving such pleasing buttocks and transverse body sections.


To retain certain individual characteristics of design, and to keep that design fairly near his own ideals for a yacht while still satisfying entirely the owner’s particular wants is no light undertaking.  Yet in this 4½ton cutter Laurent Giles succeeded in providing a real ocean cruiser in miniature with easy lines and run in a comparatively beamy hull, in spite of the very short overhang forward and a transom stern.  The transom, nicely raked and all out of the water, is the key to the very modern underwater body, and perhaps the reason why this hefty little cruiser does not look as if she had been built around the cabin!


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Wanderer II, 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 Wanderer II & her sister ships.

Model Plans

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Full set of Stock Building Plans

182 Wanderer II Accommodation plan low res

Since 1936 five yachts have been constructed from these plans and one is currently in construction in the United Kingdom. A replica of Wanderer II can be constructed from the original 1936 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided

Poster & Art Prints

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