Beniguet

Francois Vivier


  • Length

    19' 2" - 5.85m

  • Beam

    6' 10" - 2.1m

  • Draft

    18" (0.45m) plate up

  • Weight (kg)

    850

  • Sail Area

    219 sq ft - 20.3 sq m

  • Time to build (estimate)

    1100 hours

 

Beniguet was designed to meet the following needs:

✔ To be a pleasant day-boat, with a small cabin, a toilet, the possibility to have a cup of tea and a hot dish.
✔ To be able to do coastal cruising, with a crew of 2 adults and a child (and even 3 adults with an appropriate arrangement) for a few nights, able to enter many small ports and moorings.
✔ To have the charm and beauty of a classic boat, with a gaff sloop rig, a pretty hull form, lovely varnished cabin and cockpit coamings and a welcoming cockpit.
✔ To be trailerable and easy to launch and recover, with a medium size car.
✔ To have a centreboard which does not obstruct the accommodation.
✔ To have a well for an outboard motor, on the centreline, just ahead of rudder in order to ensure excellent manoeuvrability in congested harbours. For the purists, the motor may be stored in a cockpit locker and the hull opening be shut. It is also possible to adopt an electric propulsion system.
✔ To be practical for the yachtsman: Anchor well on fore deck, sculling oar which is stowed aside cockpit, shelves in cabin, large lockers in cockpit...
✔ To be able to dry out on all sorts of ground, well protected by a long keel 15 cm high. Legs are provided and are stowed under the cockpit.

 

Beniguet 2nd image