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August 23: 2017

Owners Update, Rainer Weegen, from Germany

August 23: 2017

Owners Update, Rainer Weegen, from Germany

August 23: 2017

New Photos, Rainer Weegen, from Germany

July 09: 2017

New Owner, Kevan Wallace, from UK

April 26: 2017

Owners Update, Rainer Weegen, from Germany

April 24: 2017

New Owner, Rainer Weegen, from Germany
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Specification

  • Length over all: 7.32 m
  • Length waterline: 6.35 m
  • Beam: 2.95 m
  • Draught: 1.40 m
  • Mast: 9.45 m
  • Displacement: 1955 kg
  • Ballast: 1020 kg
  • Sail Area: 25 m2
  • Design Year: 1973

The Eygthene 24 was first built in 1973. The designer, Ron Holland, has gone on to design other succesful boat designs, including both half ton cup and Fastnet race winners. The Eygthene was one of the very first designs from Ron Holland. Its efficient shape and sail plan made him famous after it won the Quarter Ton Cup in 1973.

The name of the boat comes from Ron Hollands New Zealander background. If you say Eygthene in a strong New Zealand accent it sounds like eighteen - which is the rating number that came out from the old I.O.R. rule for a boat to qualify as a 1/4-ton boat.

The hull shape is unusual. The boat has a very wide beam at the deck level, whilst the waterline beam is slimmer and more inline with other boats of its era. Originally this design allowed the racing crew to place their weight far from the centreline of the boat in order to keep it flat. This arrangement makes the boat great for cruising as well as it makes the interior of the boat really spacious.

cut through of boat
  • Stowing bin
  • Inboard Engine (originally Petter MiniSix)
  • Gas cooker with two rings
  • Coffee Table
  • Sea Toilet
  • Anchor bin