Friday, 30 April 2010

Motor yacht,Amberes,a Banjer 37 pictured in Hout Bay

We do not see many yachts like this in South Africa, it would be nice to add a true motor sailer to our range of kits, we can source a designer I am sure.

This is a picture I found of the Banjer 37 builders yard.
LOA 36 ft 6 in 11,13 m

LWL 33 ft 6 in 10,21 m

Beam 11 ft 5 in 3,48 m

Draft 4 ft 7 in 1,40 m

Ballast 8.800 lb 4 Tm

Displacement 26.400 lb 12 Tm

Sail area (Gaff rig & small bermudan rig) 301 sq ft 28 m2

Sail area (Large bermudan rig, no bowsprit) 452 sq ft 42 m2

Sail area (Transoceanique version ) 807 sq ft 75 m2

Sail area (Trans. version A. Gérard Borg) 667 sq ft 62 m2

Sail area (Trans. version B. Gérad Borg) 1.000 sq ft 97 m2

I used to crew on Amberes each Easter TBA Regatta  for Rob, her owner,so I know the boat quite well. There was always a hot shower available when I was using another boat, this went on for about
four years while I was in between boats, thanks Rob!

Picture by R McBride using a Canon G11 set on auto.

This boat makes so much sense when the weather pipes up,the helm is fully protected, its faster under motor than sail and easily makes 8 knots with its 85 hp Volvo diesel.


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