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  • LOA---59' 7"
  • LWL---50' 10"
  • BEAM---16' 1"
  • DRAFT---7' 0"
  • BALLAST---22000 lbs.
  • SAIL AREA---1668 sq. ft.
  • DISPLACEMENT---62500 lbs.
  • SA/DISPL RATIO---17.0
  • TANKS---300 gals. Fuel, 250 gals. Water

A 60' Auxiliary Ketch for fibreglass construction
Brewer Design #189

THURSDAY'S CHILD was designed to be built of foam core fibreglass construction and is intended for long range cruising and live aboard use as a retirement home. The hull form shows a powerful vessel with firm bilges, a fine entrance and easy buttocks. With her low displacement ratio she will be easily driven and fast, yet stand up to a good breeze of wind.


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Her accommodations provide two roomy double berth guest cabins, a large owner's stateroom and a navigator's berth in the pilot house. There is generous stowage throughout, of course, and two comfortable heads with stall showers. The galley is very complete with space for a trash compactor, ice maker and large refrig/freezer units. Supplies for extended voyages can be carried in the walk-in pantry. Water capacity is 250 gallons, supplemented by a water maker.

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Ventilation is provided by 10 vents and 8 opening hatches and air conditioning can be fitted for tropical climes. Power for the electrics is provided by a large capacity generator set. Cabin heat is by a diesel forced air heater. The auxiliary engine, a 100-150 hp. diesel, also provides hydraulic power for windlass, etc. and will drive the yacht easily through calms or adverse currents.

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The rig is designed for ease of handling with roller furling main, mizzen and headsails. if preferred, fully battened sails can be fitted of course and will add to light air performance. Electric winches provide power for jib handling and headsail furling. The sail area is generous and the inboard rig allows close headsail sheeting for windward works.

According to the old saying, "THURSDAY'S CHILD has a long way to go", and this design was created to make that voyage safe, comfortable and swift.


Study Plans: $125 US

Complete Plans: $1995 US

Ordering Information

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.

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