Featuring a proven fully retractable keel and rudder design, simple systems and a bombproof aluminum hull, The Good Hope 65 will be equally at home exploring shallow rivers or sailing far offshore.
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EVA and crew arrive in Maine waters after a vigorous shakedown cruise from Cape Town, up the west coast of Africa, across the Atlantic to the Bahamas and finally into the Gulf Stream for a boost up the United States east coast.
With the hull, deck and machinery completed by Jacobs Brothers and the interior built by the owners, Eva is the second Good Hope 56 to hit the waters of Cape Town in a month. Well done!
Jacobs Brothers has launched Urchin, the second Good Hope 56, in Cape Town. Sailing trials will commence in the next few weeks. She will be on display at the Cape Town International Boat Show October 14-16, 2016.
An owner of an RM1350 sailing yacht in Denmark asked us to design a hard dodger that would be functional, attaractive, and fit the style of his boat. He was quite happy with the the results.
RM Yachts was very helpful by providing us with a 3D computer model of the deck so we were able to provide the builder with precise patterns for construction. It is good to see such excellent customer service.
The dodger was built and installed by the craftsmen at Mathis Vaerft shipyard in Aalborg, Denmark.
Seal is shown here taking advantage of the versatility offered by her lifting keel and rudder to dry out with the ebbing tide, check the zincs and inspect the bottom, and sail off with the return of the tide.
Jacobs Brothers are making great progress on the second Good Hope 56. The pictures show an organized project well under way.
Construction of the latest Good Hope 56 is progressing well at Jacobs Brothers. For many reasons turning the hull over is an exciting milestone in the progress of the build. Work will soon begin on the systems and interior carpentry.
The 44′ French & Webb built sloop Gusto was originally steered with a tiller. Her new owner felt that a wheel would make her easier to handle while powering in reverse and would also make moving about in the cockpit easier.
We decided to take advantage of an existing autopilot tiller arm that passed from the outboard rudder through the transom and into the lazarette. An Edson rack and pinion steerer was attached to the arm and an elegant box was built on the aft deck to house the mechanism.
The owner is delighted with the outcome. The wheel is placed so as to minimally intrude into the cockpit area. It is easily reached from the comfy helm seat (for maximum visibility) or from the cockpit (for maximum shelter from the elements.) There is excellent feel to the helm and steering is effortless in all conditions due to the fully balanced rudder.
A momentous and happy occasion occurred Saturday evening when the graceful hull of the Muscongus Bay 18 met the waters of Damariscotta Lake for the first time. Andy Payor and his lovely wife Tracie, in whose honor the boat is named, entertained their family and friends with a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres and champagne.
Annie Lannigan and the crew of the Paine designed and Kanter built TeMana celebrate a second place finish in the cruising division of the first annual Penobscot Bay Rendevous.
The event was a complete success with great racing and boisterous parties, setting a high mark for subsequent events to exceed. Can’t wait till next year.
Gusto charges for the finish line on a perfect day at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. The ERR is the premiere wooden boat regatta on the United States east coast. The mixture of beautiful boats, spectacular Maine scenery and friendly competition makes for an event that is not to be missed by an enthusiast of any of the three.
The Muscongus Bay 18 is now at French & Webb for final finishing and installation of her exterior joinerwork. The deck has been attached and covered with Dynel and the ballast has been fitted to the keel stub. Andy will get to enjoy her for a good part of this summer.
On this misty May afternoon, Rockport Marine launched the fully restored Alden motorsailer Trade Wind. The world is a better place with such beautiful craft filling its harbors. Well done.
The inimitable Art Paine has written an excellent review of the Muscongus Bay 18 in the May 2011 issue of Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine. To read it, click on the link below.
EVA arrives at her new home after an uneventful trip from the Jacobs Brothers facility. Now the real fun can begin. The first job will be to install 65mm of polyethylene sheet insulation over the entire deck and hull above the waterline.
Next inside will be the plywood cabin sole, followed by wiring and plumbing, interior components and liners. Windows, portlights, and deck hardware remain to be installed topside.
Metalwork complete, EVA travels down the road toward the site where her owners will turn her from a metal shell into a fully fitted yacht.