$15.00 - $970.00
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The all-steel AURORA hull packs an amazing amount of accommodations in its modest length. This is a boat that will go just about anywhere and has the displacement necessary for all the gear one would like on a long voyage. The layout features berths for six, a complete head and galley, plenty of hanging space and storage lockers, and a main cabin that will handle the whole crew for dining and socializing. We've even worked in a nice navigator's station with hinged chart table and space for related gear.

To make long range cruising practical, there's plenty of fuel and water capacity from the built-in integral tanks. For safety, the hull features a long keel with internal ballast in the form of a concrete/scrap steel mix for low cost. The chain locker and cabin area are separated by a steel watertight bulkhead. The engine is located aft (preferrably a diesel), connected by a v-drive. Access is convenient through the cockpit hatches or from inside through the removable ladder.

The AURORA features a multi-chine hull for ease and speed of construction, well within the abilities of the amateur who will build a steel yacht. Our Full Size Patterns further simplify the construction; a Table of Offsets is provided for those who want to do their own lofting. Numerous detail sheets together with comprehensive plans, complete with our construction manual, take the guesswork out of the project and let you build a super-strong boat for far less than you would imagine. If you would like more information on this design, send for our Study Plans.

COMPLETE PLANS include FULL SIZE PATTERNS for the station frames, beam cambers, and stem contour, plus steel detail sheets, STEEL BOATBUILDING GUIDE, and Table of Offsets.

Length overall (on deck):
Length overall (with bowsprit):
Length waterline:
Freeboard forward:
Freeboard aft:
Displacement (at D.W.L.):
16,800 lbs.
Ballast weight:
6,000 lbs.
Weight of steel components (estimated):
6,600 lbs.
Cabin headroom:
6'-2" to 6'-4"
Fuel capacity:
85 gals.
Water capacity:
130 gals.
Sleeping accommodations:
Sail area:

Main - 297 sq. ft.
Foretriangle - 349 sq. ft.
Total - 646 sq. ft.
Hull type:
Multi-chine sheet steel hull with full length internal ballast keel.
Concrete and scrap steel.
Sail type:
Masthead cutter rig with bowsprit and club-footed jib.
Single inboard diesel engine of 25-30 shp with vee drive.
Welded steel hull, keel, deck and cockpit with concrete and scrap steel ballast. Cabin superstructure, cockpit, and interior of lumber and plywood with exterior surfaces sheathed in fiberglass or equivalent.