Item #55485 Design notebook. Inc Arthur De Fever.
Design notebook
Design notebook
Design notebook
Design notebook

Design notebook

San Diego: [ca. 1979]. Oblong folio, approx. 60 leaves printed by spirit process on rectos only showing De Fever's very sleek designs for various offshore cruisers and motor yachts ranging in size from 38' to 150'. Twenty yachts in all, each with a sheet of specifications, an outboard profile, and also below deck arrangements; post-bound in limp blue fabricoid binding; 2 leaves loose, but very good. From the De Fever website: "Arthur DeFever spent his early years designing commercial tuna clippers for the San Diego fleet. These vessels proved highly reliable and seaworthy. They stayed away from port for weeks at a time, traveling long distances to Central and South America before returning safely with their catch. In the early 1960s, Arthur joined the Offshore Cruising Society. At the time, long range cruising in private yachts was virtually always done in sailboats. The Society retained Arthur to design a series of seaworthy cruising powerboats in the 38 to 54 foot length that would have sufficient range to make the long runs up and down the Pacific coast into Mexico or to Alaska. These were deep draft, full-displacement, diesel-powered vessels that were capable of prolonged Pacific passages in comfort and safety." Item #55485

Price: $150.00

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