Classic Commuter 72
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Study Plan:General Arrangement PDF
Study Plan:Sail Plan PDF
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A modern classic commuter designed to travel open water between the coast of Africa and an offshore island. Really high speed was not required, 17 knots in ocean swell is plenty fast and can be reasonably comfortable. The boat is small for her length and very fine forward with good flair in the topsides to cut through waves. Volume distribution is that of a semi-displacement hull, with some rise to the buttocks aft. The hard chine and chine flat aid in dynamic stability and knock spray down forward.
Construction is cold-molded, all diagonal planking over longitudinal stringers on widely spaced foam-cored bulkheads. The deck is foam cored plywood, fiberglass sheathed, and finished with thin teak strips.
The engine room is aft of the deckhouse, just forward of the hidden transom garage. Large flush hatches in the aft deck facilitate engine work. Amidships in the hull are twin identical guest cabins with en-suite heads. Forward below is a large full-width owner’s cabin with head in the bow. The deckhouse is 11’ by 20’, all one room, with large windows on four sides. Here there is a lot of seating, a large dining table, and small galley along with the single centerline helm forward. On deck there is fixed seating/lounging aft under the roof, and forward of the house on the foredeck.