23' Martlet Pilot Cutter Plans

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The 30' LOD Martlet has been a popular design and represents a lot of seaworthy boat for her length but I have often been asked about a smaller version - a design which embodies the robust pilot cutter looks and sea keeping qualities and the ability to cruise far a field but, in a smaller package. I was eventually commissioned to do the drawings for a 23' version and jumped at the chance - so here she is.

The original 30' Martlet was drawn up for clinker plywood construction over a fairly extensive ply framework and then strip plank construction details wwere added at a later date. With her 23' sister, we start off with strip plank construction and eventually, when someone asks for it, ply construction (either clinker or multi-chine) will almost certainly be added to the design package. So, as usuall the computer faired mould, inner stem and transom shapes are given to be set up on a strongback before planking starts. The planking could be done in a number of ways - single Cedar with a glass sheathing, a thinner Cedar core with 1 or 2 veneers on the outside etc. Even cold-moulded if you want - we can give advice on relevant scantlings for the method you choose although a single Cedar strip sheathed in glass is specified on the plans. she has a relatively shallow draft with a long central ballast keel and steel plate bilge keels - other keel configurations could be drawn up to suit.

The accommodation is laid out with forward 'V' berths, a small wc compartment and galley opposite and then a further two pilot berths aft. there is room for a 9 or 10hp inboard plus a generous cockpit with plenty of stowage.

23' Martlet Pilot Cutter Particulars

LOD 23' 1" 7.05m
Beam 8' 3" 2.52m
Draft 2' 11" 0.88m
Sail Area 355 sq.ft 33 sq.m
Displacement 6500 lbs 2950 kg
Ballast 2535 lbs 1150 kg
Maximum Headroom 5'4" 1.63m
Accommodation 4 berths galley and wc
Engine 10 hp inboard
Hull Shape Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 3475' of 3/4" x 1 1/4" (1060m x 18x30mm) WRC
Guidance Use Offshore
Drawing/Design Package 11 x A1 drawings + 10 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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