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Spitfire

LOA 44’
LWL 40’
Beam 11’10”
Draft 4’10”

 

The owner of Spitfire,
W.K.Woods came to
us with the idea of
building a Cherubini
44 in wood. With
permission from the
Cherubini Company,
Russ Hohmann a ship
wright with us at the time
adapted the design for
cold molded construction
( see WB 136:64 )
.
LAUNCHING
BEAUTIFUL LINES
In this process the hull
scantlings were increased
to eliminate the need for
frames. This made the
installation of integral fuel,
water and gray water tanks
in the bilge more straight forward.
These built in tanks
were lined with extra
layers of heavy fiberglass
set in epoxy. Joinery inside
Spitfire is Honduras mahogany
accenting painted light grey
surfaces.
GALLEY
NAVIGATION
The cabinsole is teak and
ash over plywood. Stainless
steel was used for the entire
galley counter. The exterior
has primarily Awlgrip painted
surfaces with a minimum of
teak trim.
Although simple and
clean, we incorporated
several of Woody’s
personal interests;
trailboards carved by
a local native artist,
a mount for a small
cannon on the foredeck,
an old pistol on display,
vases from a Rolls Royce
and the Black Watch tartan
for all her upholstery.
WITH FRIENDS
SPITFIRE UNDER FULL SAIL
Woody’s keen interest in
nautical history and sailing
ships has more recently
spearheaded the building
of Lynx as a charter and
sail training vessel registered
in the US. Spitfire now berths in Newport Beach, California.
 
WORKING
SAILING THE INLETS
 
   
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