Colin Archer TUVA (ex
Colin Archer Rescue Boat plans: Rescue boat to Russia 1902.
Built by Burø
Boatyard, Titran, Frøya, outside Trondheim.
Launched in 1991.
= 16.35 m (54’). Beam 4.95 m. Draught 2.30 m.
sqm with topsail.
6 cylinder Perkins 185 Hp. Feathering propeller.
12.0 tons iron. Internal ballast 5.0 tons lead.
2” pine planking on laminated pine frames
spaced 50cm c-c.
All fastenings and bolts are galvanized
Laminated pine stem and sternpost.
with planks well spaced for good ventilation to prevent rot.
Strong as the the original
rescue boats, but lighter and thus a fast sailer and more easily
Bottom is copper sheated;
ideal for ice
and tropical waters.
is Teak on plywood underdeck.
Nice profiled planks underneath,
cockpit aft. Winches
for all sheets. Electric winch for mainsheet. Hydraulic steering.
sitting cockpit with table and sprayhood.
is cutter rigged and thus a fast boat.
All rigging made new in
2005. Stainless fittings and wire.
are hoisted by two electrical wire winches.
videos on Youtube on the boat sailing:
halyards have manual winches for tightening.
Staysail is set on
roller reefing and
jib is set flying on furling gear (Wykeham
Winches for headsail sheets, and electric winch for
Bowsprit can easily be housed.
With the tall
polemast, topsail is hoisted without topsail spar.
is thus easily handled by two persons.
and setté on port side of main saloon.
in the salon is Galley on stb side.
with shower aft. A second toilet forward of saloon.
bronze anchor windlass. 14 mm chain. Bruce anchor, 30 kgs. Spare
TUVA is very
In addition to mentioned above:
inverter, new batteries, bow truster, auto pilot, radar, chart
plotter, life raft,
heater and electric ventilation, fridge,
micro owen, gas cocker & owen.
present the boat needs general maintenance and:
needs maintenance and repair, many shakes and rot in one
The laminated mast needs maintenance and gluing of some
cockpit cover needs replacement and jib
May – 2014
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