Cyrus Hamlin

www.amphibicon.com

1918 - 0


Co-designer (with E Farnham Butler) of the Controversy line of small sailing yachts of the 1950's and early 1960's. Models such as the 24-foot Amphibi-ette and Amphibicon, with their reverse sheer and glued strip plank construction, were ahead of the their time with their light displacement and trailerability. Besides his association with Butler, Hamlin was the designer of a wide range of other power and sailing craft.

Additional Information:
Cy Hamlin, (Ships Plans Coll. 126), Mystic Seaport Museum.

Collection title: Cyrus Hamlin Papers
Provenance: Gift of Cyrus Hamlin, May 15, 1998; additional papers given in 2006

Collection number: MS 220
Dates of collection: 1946-1994
Size of collection: 7 record cartons
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine

Author of 'Preliminary Design of Boats and Ships'.
Publisher Cornell Maritime Press, 1989
ISBN 0870333917, 9780870333910
ISBN-13: 978-0870336218

Sailboats Designed By Cyrus Hamlin

Model LOA First Built
AMPHIBI-CON 25.42 ft / 7.75 m 1954
AMPHIBI-ETTE 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 26 25.92 ft / 7.90 m 1954
CONTROVERSY 27 27.50 ft / 8.38 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 30 31.17 ft / 9.50 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 31 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1960
CONTROVERSY 36 37.25 ft / 11.35 m 1960
PIED PIPER 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1960


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