design brief was concise: to combine the classic beauty of a 1930's
sloop with the most modern technology in performance and construction.
The result measures 90 feet overall, and is the timeless creation
Inspired by the magnificent
J-Class yachts, Savannah's long overhangs are balanced by
a low-freeboard profile. Teak skylights and an oval cockpit accent
her open, flush deck. A sleek underbody gains power from a deep,
swept-back fin keel and spade rudder.
1930 or 2000???
Savannah: Powered Up &
In the Groove
Though elegantly paneled
in traditional mahogany, her interior conceals a thoroughly modern
structure. Framed entirely in carbon fiber and Kevlar, Savannah
is engineered to last a century. Carbon, too, was used to construct
her tall, fractional rig.
strong, and powerful, Savannah has proven to be fast and
formidable on any racecourse. At the America's Cup "Jubilee"
regatta in Cowes, England, she finished in 1st Place in the "Spirit
of Tradition" class. Acclaimed by many, Savannah was
International's "Best Sailing Yacht" shortly after
her launch in 1997. She will certainly continue to turn heads for
generations to come.
for the Savannah design team include:
- Hull lines
(canoe, keel, rudder, deck);
of primary structure
(hull, keel, rudder, deck);
(chainplates, headstay, backstay, mainsheet);
- Stability and
- Sail plan layout
and helm-balance calculations; and
- Project liaison
with owner and builder
Form, Function and Beauty