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Wanda (jpeg 38K)
The inspiration comes from the boats that were used during the past centuries for fishing and for cargo from northern coast of Europe to the coast of south Brittany. They had to be powerful and fast to withstand any kind of weather. The shallow draft was a must to negociate rivers and other rias. The boats had to be very easy to handle by a small crew. Ship owners had to cut down the increasing costs of labour. It is surprising to see that those criterias correspond to an ideal cruising boat.
The wooden construction is classical with superior specification and under the control of an official navigation register. The choice of the best timber available will assure long life and a minimum care.
The lugger gives us a divided sail plan easy to handle by one person and very efficient in all kind of weather, and lets not forget that luggers like beating windward.
To offer some privacy to the guests as well as to the master and his family, the front cabin has three bunks to accommodate five persons and an independant shower and head. The haft cabin has three bunks and access to the engine. The galley and the common table are located in the center of the boat. The oven and the stove are installed with the appropriate ventilation located in a large chimney opened to the air. The sink is in a cabinet centrally located so that all can use it without disturbing the cook in his cooking area. The boat is equipped with a heating system "reflex oil heater with boiler" located next to the sink. A copper piping circling through the interior of the boat's accomodation provides heating.
The rudder works hydraulically. Two wheels are provided, one outside and the other in the wheelhouse. A chart table is provided with navigation instruments and electronics well protected around it.
The choice is for Mercedes engines (well known for durability, availability all around the world, and dependable spare parts service). Alternative engines are always possible.
WANDA is an average size boat, confortable and yet very easy to maintain by one person. Two or three week-ends per year should be enough to keep the WANDA beautiful.
Architect : Cesar Orsini
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