LOA 29'4" LWL 22' Beam 10'8" Draft 5'4" Displ. 17,572 lbs.
Sail Area 585 sq. ft.
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This member of the Coin Collection series was drawn with the idea that she was to be a permanent home for her designer and his family. She should be a very good choice for those whose needs include a considerable degree of comfort. Due to the tremendous volume provided by her flush deck configuration and heavy displacement, her interior arrangement compares favorably with that of many boats over 40' in length. Sovereign can have many different interior arrangements. As drawn, she contains a large forward storage area with a hatch over, and containing a sitz bath. Next aft there is a stateroom with double berth to starboard and office area to port. There is then an enclosed head, followed by a good-sized galley to starboard and a navigation office area to port. Aft of this is pilothouse with easy chairs, and then a large "great cabin" aft containing a U-shaped settee with pilot berths outboard and a dining table. This cabin is made particularly comfortable for lounging and conversation by the sloping seat backs all around and considerable elbowroom. There is full headroom throughout the vessel anywhere you would walk. The prodigious deck space allows carrying a tender aboard. There is very comfortable fair-weather seating aft, on or between large deck boxes. We have referred to Sovereign as "an ultimate 30' Voyaging Yacht", and that she is. Due to her relative simplicity to build she should cost much less to build than other vessels of her displacement. Here is an image of the latest version of the Accommodations:
Recently a reader of this site requested a look at the lines. I have put in a page showing an isometric view of the lines. These are quick to do but they do distort the lines somewhat so this drawing should be understood to give you an idea of the shape of the boat but it is not a true perspective rendering.
I have very few pictures of Sovereign but here is one of hull number one. It shows pretty poor sail set due to some lines that the owners left off the rig. However the owners did report her to be fast and easy to handle even with the rig not quite right..
|Hull number one in the Fort Myers Florida area|
Many years after drawing up the original Sovereign Nannette and Tom still view this boat as our own ultimate live aboard vessel. We hope someday that someone will want to set up a shop to produce these vessels. Our reading of the market is that you could sell a steady modest number of these vessels, each built for a specific owner, and that they would sell steadily for a very long period of time. People love these vessels and keep them for a very long period of time. This means that a builder who builds a steady number of these vessels to high standards, rather than trying to "mass produce" them, will never have to compete significantly with used ones. Nannette and Tom would love to have one of these. Imagine the promotion value to a builder of having us sailing around, with our steady flow of writing and publishing mentioning the boat, plus the ability to have us appear on our own boat at boat shows. Perhaps it will happen someday.
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