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Eliminator 32, design 0027, Production Yachts, Scotland 1978-1982, 35 built, 9.75 x 3.35 x 1.83m
Liste des bateaux,
? one off ?
cruising design based on the Eliminator-32 hull but with different keel,
rudder & rig, ex "Maggie Duff" " and sold on
eBay July 2015?;
Banana K 5988
32 ?, picture from Jullian Everitt
Dragonfire K 5666 Semi-custom IOR 32 footer design
0027B 1976, Picture from Everitt Facebook page 2020;
IRL 5620 Eliminator 32
Existential K Everitt design #0048 1979, design based on the Eliminator-32 hull;
Gambit KT 922 Eliminator 32 ?, renamed "La Buse";
Kermit GBR 5243 Eliminator 32 ?;
La Buse ?? 922 Eliminator 32 ?, 2016 ex "Gambit" now based in Doha;
Lemon KOW Eliminator 32 ?, One of a pair sent to Kuwait with oversized rigs, whereabouts unknown, possibly destroyed during war;
Maggie Duff ? one off ? cruising design based on the Eliminator-32 hull but with different keel, rudder & rig, Scotland West coast, converted to Ketch rig, refurbished 2014 by Forbes Boat Care, renamed "Anakaren";
Qantro GBR 5260 Eliminator 32 1980, 2012 based in Kirsby;
Smarty Pants K 5283 Eliminator ?, Seen on "Clyde Cruising Club Yearbook 2017", Sail Numbers and CYCA Handicaps;
IRL 5270 Eliminator
32 1982, 2010 For sale, 2015 Raced West
Ireland Vhamps, Owen Cunningham;
Pictures from Everitt Facebook 2019,
Pictures from Everitt Facebook 2020,
2020 November, Facebook,
"Half Ton Everitt design this year after a refit
in the Middle East",
2017 On Jullian Everitt
2017 August, Picture
from Internet, ...
1979 Janvier "Bateaux",
1980 Janvier "Bateaux",
27 years of Half Ton designs,
Posted on November 11, 2019 by Julian Everitt
"THE EVOLUTION OF OUR HALF TON DESIGNS FROM 1966 to 1993."
Some of these 14 designs of mine, covering 27 years, fall into the pure race boat slot while others are heavily influenced by a dual purpose requirement. There is a third category too – which is the ‘I don’t give a damn about the rule – let’s just design a fast boat’.
- Design #0027: In
1976 we drew the Eliminator 32 for E Boat builders Production Yachts. Hull wise
the Eliminator was created to get everything out of the fast changing IOR, but
in reality when you give a high volume hull to a production boatyard they want
you to fill it with interior. We tried all the tricks to get the best of both
worlds with all the primary berths aft and the galley, chart table and engine
forward, but it all still weighed a lot and virtually all the owners plumped
for the fully lined interiors and Treadmaster on the deck. Rating this dual
purpose cruiser/ racer configuration fairly was where IOR really fell apart.
The fitted out boat weighed 20 per cent more than the designed stripped boat
and yet the rating was higher! It was impossible to explain this ‘logic’
to the bewildered owners. The fitted out Eliminator’s did eventually have
their glory days, but not until the advent of CHS and IRC. Our choice of extreme
fractional rig with giant mainsail and very short foot headsails didn’t
help either – particularly as we elected for an ultra simple single spreader,
runner free, swept back rig. The sailmakers and sailors were struggling to get
the best out of the set up for upwind performance. Team Sails got the hang of
it though taking an Eliminator to an overall win in the Tomatin Trophy. We also
pushed the rule hard in the hull shape department with billiard table flat sections
running from stem to stern, lots of beam, narrow waterline, wide, flat stern
sections and only minimal distortions around the aft girths. Under IOR the design
really came into its own when stripped out below and fitted with a no compromise
rig complete with runners, checkstays and in-line shrouds.
The design was further developed in 1979 with Existential using the hull and deck mouldings from the Eliminator, but extending the stern to give a truly massive overall length of 34ft. Needless to say this ‘freebie’ only survived for two season of IOR racing. In common with the Eliminator the forward waterlines are completely straight giving a fine entry.
- Design #0048: The design was further developed in 1979 with Existential using the hull and deck mouldings from the Eliminator, but extending the stern to give a truly massive overall length of 34ft. Needless to say this ‘freebie’ only survived for two season of IOR racing. In common with the Eliminator the forward waterlines are completely straight giving a fine entry.