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DOUGLAS 31/32
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Hull Type:  Long Keel Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  32.09' / 9.78m LWL:  24.50' / 7.47m
Beam:  9.50' / 2.90m Listed SA:  459 ft2 / 42.64 m2
Draft (max.)  4.67' / 1.42m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  11500 lbs./ 5216 kgs. Ballast:  
Sail Area/Disp.1:  14.46 Bal./Disp.:   Disp./Len.:  349.10
Designer:  Ted Brewer
Builder:  Douglas Marine Craft (CAN)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1967 Last Built:  1982 # Built:  
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  37.50' / 11.43m J:  12.70' / 3.87m
P:  32.00' / 9.75m E:  13.80' / 4.21m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  238.13 ft2 / 22.12 m2 SA(Main):  220.80 ft2 / 20.51 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   458.93 ft2 / 42.63 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  14.46 Est. Forestay Length.:  39.59' / 12.07m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd.
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Edward S. Brewer
SEE ALSO:
Related Boat:   HULLMASTER 31
NOTES
DOUGLAS 32 is like 31 with extended reverse transom.
Similar to HULLMASTER 31, ALCONA 31.
HISTORY:
DOUGLAS MARINE CRAFT - Douglas Badgley commissioned Ted Brewer to design the original Douglas 31s. His company, Douglas Marine Craft, built them in Port Stanley, Ontario, starting in 1967. Around 1970-1971 Douglas Yachts went out of business, and the molds were reportedly seized by creditors.

NORTH AMERICAN FIBREGLAS MOULDINGS - Jeffrey White of North American Fiberglas Moldings Ltd. in London, Ontario acquired at least one set of DOUGLAS 31 hull and deck molds, and modified them with a reverse transom designed by Ted Brewer to create the DOUGLAS 32.(shown here)

COMMAND YACHTS - In 1974, North American Fiberglas went into receivership and emerged as Command Yachts with the same crew and president, and a new model - The D-32 MKII. Command Yachts was purchased by De Leuw Cather Canada who dissolved the boat building division around 1976.

BRUCE PENINSULA YACHTS - Apparently, the D-32 molds were then acquired by Bruce Peninsula Yachts, who produced DOUGLAS 32 MK IIs in Port Elgin, Ontario, featuring a different cabin configuration.

HULLMASTER BOATS, LTD. - Hullmaster Boats, LTD acquired one or more of the original Douglas 31 molds about the same time as North American Fibreglas Mouldings, and concurrently built HULLMASTER 31s in Picton, Ontario. The last HULLMASTER 31 was built in 1979.

THE FIRST "KIT" BOATS- When Hullmaster went out of business, Doug Smith acquired the Douglas 31 molds and produced kits for owner finishing.

J&C FIBERCRAFT - It has been said that Doug Smith sold his business to Jed & Carol Benoit of J&C Fibercraft. It appears that J&C D-31s are direct descendants of Hullmaster. Either way, custom yachts of a high quality as well as kit boats from the D-31 molds were built by this company in Barrie, Ontario.

HINTERHOELLER - It is believed that the last six D-31 hulls were built and delivered as kit boats by Hinterhoeller Yachts out of Ontario around 1982.

Thanks to Richard for providing corrections.
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