The AQUARIAN layout is based on one of our most popular and successful ocean cruising designs, and features steel construction for the hull, keel, deck and cockpit. Available in either a ketch or cutter rig, in masthead form, with a self-tending jib and bowsprit. The multi-chine hull form has a long keel for safety and a steady helm while internal ballast is a mix of concrete and steel scrap for low cost. The compact cockpit well, wide side decks, and raised bulwark are perfect for the long distance boat; with room to carry a dinghy on the housetop.
The interior arrangement of the AQUARIAN is noteworthy for its practicality at sea. The forward area has been devoted to utility, with a complete toilet room which includes a separate stall shower. There's also a workbench, storage cabinets, and a sail bin. The settees in the main cabin also form berths and feature removable padded seat backs which convert to padded leeboards when flipped over. Most noteworthy, however, is the engine located right in the middle of the boat where it is readily accessible, and contributes to the balance and stability of the boat. The galley, located in the most favorable area of the hull, is an efficient U-shape with a roomy ice box opposite. Port and starboard quarter berths, plus a complete navigator's station to port, complete the aft portion of the cabin.
The AQUARIAN is meant for long distance worldwide cruising. Generous tanks for fuel, oil, water, and waste are built integrally with the hull. A watertight steel bulkhead is fitted between the forepeak and the cabin for safety. Plenty of opening ports, water trap vents, and hatches assure a fresh flow of air throughout. Building your own AQUARIAN is greatly simplified by use of the Full Size Patterns, however, for those who want to loft the lines, we include a Table of Offsets. If you'd like more information, Study Plans are available.
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