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14 tons
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1000 sq ft

She was intended as a really good looking fast cruiser capable of performing well in off-shore races. She has certainly fulfilled both of these intentions with her indisputable beauty and many racing flags to her credit.

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Masthead cutter rig.

Article from British sail magazine 1964.
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Chevalier designed by David Cheverton was built at the Wing on Shing shipyard in Hong Kong to Lloyd's 100 A+. After completion of the hull she was transported to Ramsgate where the mast was stepped, was rigged and sailed to Cowes.
She has long ends and a much more vigorous sheer line than what was usual of her day. A lower freeboard amidships produced a most graceful above-water profile. The hull was tank tested at Saunders-roe on the Isle of Wight.
Like most Wing on Shing productions teak plays a predominant part in her construction. She is Carvel planked in teak, also the side deck, transom, coamings and cabin sole are all of teak. Yacal is used for the transverse and fore and aft framing except for the wood keel which is also made of teak. Fastenings are PhosphorBronze, gunmetal and Copper throughout.
She has a gold anodized alloy mast and extensive sail wardrobe.

© Beken of Cowes
"I was given a free hand and she was the most beautiful boat I ever drew"
There are five fixed berths the wide beam of the yacht having allowed pilot births to be fitted on both sides of the saloon without producing an unduly narrow cabin sole and apart from these there are the saloon settees and a pipe cot for occasional harbour use.
The Chart space and galley are under the deckhouse and raised slightly above the level of the saloon.
The yacht was originally powered with a 46 bhp Perkins diesel.
Article from Yachting Monthly Jully 1964.
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© Beken of Cowes