Yacht: Diamond

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Diamond was built by Charles Sibbick and Co in 1897.   She has a fin and bulb keel and is of the skimming dish type of Half Rater popular at the time.

Diamond was exhibited fully rigged at the International Yachting Exhibition at the Imperial Institute, Kensington, London in the summer of 1897.   She was then sold and sailed in the Mediterranean and then in Russia and has been recreated by Martin Nott at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, using modern materials and methods with a traditional look.

Designer: Charles Sibbick
Type of Boat: Half Rater
Year Built: 2011
Built By: Martin Nott
LOA m / ft: 6.35m / 20'10"
LOD m / ft:
LWL m / ft: 4.1m / 13'5"
Beam m / ft: 1.5m / 4'11"
Draft m / ft: 1m / 3'3"
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Sail Stats
Construction: Hull in red cedar strip plank with glass epoxy sheathing. Externally West System epoxy with one layer of 350gsm biaxial glass cloth overall and a second layer below the waterline. Internally one layer of 350gsm biaxial glass cloth by vacuum resin infusion using West System ProSet. Structural components including stem, apron, hog, beam shelf, king plank and hanging knees in Sapele. Deck beams in red cedar. Buoyancy tanks fore and aft. Painted in Epifanes 2-pack Arctic White with black Hempel Fast Racing antifouling. Deck is Robbins Elite marine ply with yellow cedar planking and Saba caulking. Covering boards and coamings are mahogany. The fin keel and rudder are laser cut and fabricated from 316 stainless steel by C&O Engineering, Newton Abbot, the ballast keel is lead encapsulated in an epoxy glass bulb bolted to the keel. The rudder tube is custom made in epoxy glass with Delrin bearings and o-rings. The mast, boom and yard are in high grade Sitka spruce supplied by Stones Boatyard, Salcombe. The tiller has been specially cast in bronze by Maritime Enterprises, Isle of Wight. All other bronze fittings are specially fabricated or supplied by Classic Marine. Blocks and deck fittings By Davey Co. Classic cut sails in Contender light cream cloth by Elvstrom Sails.

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