RIGHTS OF MAN is a true 50/50 motorsailer, with adequate sail area and lateral plane for good performance under sail and an unusual hull shape that was tank tested at M.I.T. and shown to be capable of an easy 9 knot cruise with her 300 hp Caterpillar diesel.
The original yacht to this design has cruised extensively through the South Pacific and the coastal waters of the US, from Alaska to Florida. She has proven to be comfortable, able and seakindly.
Construction is of aluminum, with closely spaced longitudinals on athwartship frames for strength and fairness. It was approved by the American Bureau of Shipping for 100A+ service and the original yacht was built under ABS supervision.
The accommodations provide comfortable quarters for six in three separate staterooms, plus a large galley complete with 15 c.f. freezer, microwave and all the conveniences and two heads, both with stall showers. The owner's cabin is large, bright and cheerful and fitted with desk and vanity.
The exposed helm position on deck may look unusual but proved very successful, both on this design and on the owner's previous yacht, our 56' ketch MYSTIC with which he circumnavigated the globe. The outside helm gives great visibility, of course, and is particularly handy when handling the yacht in marinas and other tight spaces.
An inside helm is also provided for inclement weather, of course, along with a nav station, and may be closed off from the saloon so that the helmsman will not be bothered by interior lights at night.
All in all, RIGHTS OF MAN has proven to be a capable, long range voyager and is the type of auxiliary that makes sense for the owner who must meet a schedule.
Study plans contain sufficient drawings to price out materials or obtain a professional bid; the cost of study plans is credited if complete plans are later ordered. Complete plans include rights to build one boat, plus reasonable consultation during construction.