Good Hope 56 #4 - Expedition Yacht
Rugged aluminum expedition yacht with free-standing mast
Good Hope 56 #4
Expedition Yacht with Free-Standing Rig
LOA: 56'-2" LWL: 47'-4" Beam: 15'-10" Draft (keel up): 3'-2" Draft (keel down): 8'-9" Displacement: 55,000lb Ballast: 21,460lb Sail area: 1345sq ft Fuel: 590gal Water: 270gal Engine: John Deere 4045TFM85M2 125HP@2800RPM
The client for the latest Good Hope 56 was looking for a lower bridge clearance while minimally compromising the sailing abilities of the boat. After exploring several options it was decided that best solution would be a free-standing, rotating carbon spar. The very efficient mainsail shape combined with the increased stability due to the significant decrease in weight aloft showed only a slight decrease in speed over the more complicated, conventionally rigged boats.
Study plans are available via PDF attachment or post.