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Design No. 0002

Built for: Miss Marjorie Goodson
Builder: R.A. Newmans & Sons, Poole, England
Date designed: 1929

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 45’ 8½” (13.96 m)
Datum: 31’3½” (9.54 m)
Beam Max: 9’ 0½” (2.76 m)
Draft: 6’ 8½” (2.04 m)
Displacement tons: 9.73
T.M.: 12 tons
Ballast ratio: 52.9%
Sail Area: 814 sq. ft
Rig: Cutter


Numerically Etain was Laurent Giles’ second commission, her lines laid down nearly twelve months after the much admired 52ft gaff yawl Clymene.  In fact according to Jack Giles’ original hand written calculation book it becomes apparent that Etains very first sketches and preliminary calculations were undertaken more than a year after those of Clymene, and although Etain may have been the second of Giles’ designs to be built she was in fact the seventh design to be commissioned and this is reflected by her light construction specification which had not manifested itself on the earlier designs.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Etain, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

11 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the carvel, strip plank & steel versions of Etain.

Model Plans


Full set of Stock Building Plans


A replica of Etain can be constructed from the original 1929 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided and is listed as Design Number 1292 in the Register.

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