sailboatdata.com
HOME SEARCH BY BUILDER SEARCH BY DESIGNER ENTIRE SITE SEARCH SEARCH HELP
FOR SALE ADVERTISE Using a page to SELL YOUR BOAT LEGAL NEW SEARCH
FORUM SAILBOAT CLASS/OWNER LINKS SITE MAP ABOUT US CONTACT
PYI Inc.
Bluenose Yachts
Key Lime Sailing Club in Key Largo, FL
Finco Fabrication
ALPA 12.70
Alpa 12.7 drawing on sailboatdata.com
Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  41.50' / 12.65m LWL:  29.92' / 9.12m
Beam:  11.42' / 3.48m Listed SA:  788 ft2 / 73.21 m2
Draft (max.)  6.82' / 2.08m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  18637 lbs./ 8454 kgs. Ballast:  9700 lbs. / 4400 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  18.00 Bal./Disp.:  52.05% Disp./Len.:  310.63
Designer:  Sparkman $ Stephens
Builder:  Alpa (ITA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Lead
First Built:  1969 Last Built:  1977 # Built:  15
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Lombardini Model:  
Type:  Diesel HP:  45
TANKS
Water:  100 gals. / 378 ltrs. Fuel:  25 gals. / 95 ltrs.
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Alpa Yachts (ITA)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:    Sparkman & Stephens
NOTES
Thanks to 'rmanganaro' for providing additional information including the collowing commentary:

The design was commissioned by 12 individuals who wished to purchase the latest world class racer. (S&S was certainly the 'cutting edge' at the time). Alpa, selected as the builder, absorbed some of the cost of the tooling with high hopes of building and selling many more.
The boats are said to be have been built to a very high standard, (with inspections by S&S, Lloyds of London at every stage of construction.) Costs also proved to be higher than expected.
When the first 12 were finally delivered, the International Offshore Rule (IOR) had just been introduced, and these boats, originally designed to the RORC, could no longer be sold as the latest racing design.
Alpa only sold 3 more besides the original 12 and the whole project created a huge financial strain on the company.
sailboatdata.com blog sailboatdata.com on facebook sailboatdata.com linkedin page Follow sailboatdata.com on Twitter
© 2003-2017 sailboatdata.com All rights reserved.
Bluenose Yacht Sales and Brokerage
Hyde Sails Direct
Kiwigrip
Morris and Barth Ship Canvas Company
.