The Breton Lugger is a simple 2 chine, 'V' bottomed ply over frame yacht. her hull shape is based on the Breton type made simple in chined plywood.
The framework is made up of ply bulkheads edged with pine frames set up with ply bow and stern girders upside down on a strongback. Chine stringers and hog are laminated in place before the framework is cleaned up ready to take the plywood skin. The bottom plank is put on in 2 thicknesses of plywood to make fitting the plywood in the forefoot area more simple.
An outboard well is incorporated aft which the cockpit drains into.
The dipping lug rig means that there is no standing rigging - the sail is not normally dipped these days but she could easily take other rigs.
Accommodation is simple with 4 berths and space for a small galley and wc. ballast is either internal or lead in a simple steel box.
25'4" Breton Lugger Particulars
|Sail Area||339 sq.ft||31.5 sq.m|
|Approx. weight||3197 lbs||1450 kgs|
|Ballast||1047 lbs||475 kgs|
|Maximum Headroom||4' 9 1/2"||1.46m|
|Accommodation||4 berths with separate wc and galley|
|Engine||10 hp outboard|
|Hull Shape||'U' shaped with 2 chines per side|
|Construction Methods||Multi-chine ply over frames/bulkheads|
|Major plywood requirements||
6mm x 20 sheets
9mm x 8 sheets
12mm x 12 sheets
|Guidance Use||Coastal/cross channel|
|Drawing/Design Package||11 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|