Seaview Mermaid

 
Length: 7.80m (25ft 7ins)
Width: 1.80m (5ft 11ins)
Weight:
Country: UK
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 3
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 19.2 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1907
Builder:
Boats Built:
Class Association website:
http://www.seaviewmermaids.co.uk

The first fleet of boats was made in 1907. They were gaff rigged with a short bowsprit and quite a long counter. A new class of Mermaid was built in 1922 and was replaced in 1963 with hulls made of cold moulded plywood. Modern boats are of GRP.
The normal rig is a jib and mainsail, but in light weather genoas replace jibs. In heavy weather, small mainsails are used.
Designed by Arthur Robb