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Spitfire 30
Designed By Westlawn Alumnus Martin S. Silverman
Of Silverman Yacht Designs, LLC
As a 'Spirit of Tradition' yacht
blends modern sailing characteristics with aesthetics influenc
by the early days of the six-meter class. In
's case, the very manageable size of this yacht allows
owners to sail her on a whim when the afternoon breeze fills in, without t
need for a large or weighty crew. This is a low hassle factor yacht, intended
inspire spontaneity. To a significant degree, the success of this design is
termined by the extent to which the yacht compels her owners to sail her
While her large sail area and thoroughly modern power-to-weight ratio
vide good light air performance,
's fractionally rigged sail plan w
non-overlapping jib make it easy to change gears as conditions warrant.
the same time, her moderate displacement and low center of gravity, att
utable to her deep draft, bulb keel, and high ballast displacement ratio, all
her to stand up to her sail in a solid breeze with grace and ease. With
rigid hull construction, she has a decidedly less dinghy-like feel than m
modern race boats. Her well-balanced helm, agility, quick acceleration
of a tack and excellent pointing ability make her a fine tactical racer. Con
lines include adjustable backstay, traveler, vang, and cunningham. All
pendages are faired to NACA foil sections.
LOA 30’0”
LWL 20’ 0”
Beam 6’ 9”
Draft 5’ 6”
Displ 3149 lbs.
Sail Area 320 SF
Main 197
Jib 123
Spin 180
Ballast 1495 lbs (w/715 lb bulb
D/L 176
B/D 0.47
SA/D 24
Cp 0.53
Hull construction: Cedar strip planking
& cold molded veneers. Epoxy coated &
vacuum bagged over laminated ring
Martin S. Silverman
Silverman Yacht Design, LLC
15 Columbia Key, Bellevue WA 98006
425 283 6012
French & Web inc.
21 Front Street, Belfast, ME 04915
207 338 6706,
Photos by Alex Morro