Design Notes

Alizé III, a custom built Ellis design.

Background: Mark’s client was the former owner of a Niagara 35, an Ellis design that was series-built by Mark’s client was series-built by Hinterhoeller Yachts from the late seventies to 1990.

The Commission: Design a 47′ ocean-cruising sailing yacht with a traditional look and uncluttered lines, while maintaining space and elegance. Ensure that it is equipped with all the amenities of comfort but not at the expense of accommodations or performance.

The Result: A custom-built Bruckman 47, Alizé III – a seaworthy cruising boat with a lovely sweeping sheerline, and a powerful presence.

Specifications for Alizé III

LOA: 47.0 ft.
LOD: 46.0 ft.
LWL: 35.7 ft.
Beam: 13.2 ft.
Draft: 6.0 ft.
Displacement: 25,000 lbs
Sail Area: 1,014.0 sq. ft.

Design Touches:  An engine box which also houses the galley sink. Cruising couples are skipper, navigator, chef, steward and engineer, so anything that complicates their lives should be exorcised from the design. Alizé III’s engine box opens like an easily recalled puzzle box, allowing easy reach of all the engine’s vital organs. When surgery is necessary, the entire box lifts off. In theory, the owners could do a top-end overhaul without removing the engine.

Living space that’s airy. White panels and overhead trim in varnished mahogany in the style of Herreshoff. A cozy, yet efficient C-shaped galley encourages the preparation and enjoyment of gourmet sea-going cuisine. Abundant dry storage and refridgerated space add the creature comforts of life, all topped by corian counters for a fresh, modern appeal. Substantial fiddles keep everything in place. Two full heads mean comfort and convenience for all aboard.

Performance: Although Alizé III was built for cruising comfort, performance was never compromised. Rigged for short handed sailing, she combines elegance with a modern underbody and sail handling technology making her fast, stable and easy to sail.