Design and Quality

32' Smack Yacht

The first vessel to be designed in Butler & Co's Whitstable Boat Shed is a 32' Smack Yacht, designed for coastal cruising. She is Butler & Co's third design and is being built on spec.   
L.O.A.
 32'
 L.W.L.  27'
 Beam  10'
 Draft  4'6"
 Displacement  7 tons

Prospective future builds may include a 40' Sally B for a cruising family, a 45' Victorian Yawl and a replica 50' Revenue Cutter, originally built at Wivenhoe in 1836.   

39' Thames Cutter

This Bawley yacht design was commissioned for a family of 4 to go long distance cruising in comfort but with a good turn of speed.   
 L.O.A. 39'
 L.W.L.  38'
 Beam
 13'
 Draft  6'
 Displacement  18 tons
 Sail Area  1500 sq ft


45' Yawl

Designed for a couple to go long distance cruising, this Yawl will provide comfort & style. The yawl rig is ideally suited to short handed sailing.   
L.O.A.
 45'
 L.W.L.  38'
 Beam  13'
 Draft  6'
 Displacement  16 tons

60' Revenue Cutter

This Revenue Cutter is based on the cutters built at Wivenhoe, Essex by two brothers. They were jailed for building smuggling vessels but subsequently released and ordered to build Revenue Cutters for the HM Customs as none of the Kings' existing boats were fast enough to catch the smugglers! This boat will be ideally suited to Sail Training & Team Building.   
 L.O.A.  60'
 L.W.L.  52'
 Beam  15'
 Draft  8'
 Displacement  30 tons

Wooden Boat Design - Butler & Co
32' Smack Yacht

Wooden Boat Design - Butler & Co
39' Thames Cutter

Wooden Boat Design - Butler & Co
Sail plan of a 39' Thames Cutter

Wooden Boat Design - Butler & Co
Sail plan of a 45' Yawl


Sail plan of a 60' Revenue Cutter

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