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Geerd N. Hendal, Yacht Designer

Geerd N. Hendal (1903-1998) yacht designer of Camden , Maine. These drawings were published in The Rudder Magazine of April, 1948. I would guess this was an early proposal to Drayton Cochran for Little Vigilant (launched 1950 to a Walter McInnis design).

Geerd was a well known yacht designer at the time but I have a feeling that his heart was not quite in this one. McInnis used a commercial herring carrier hull that is far prettier with lot’s of shape in the ends. This one is 69′ x 16’9″ with 7’6″ draft. Construction was to be wood, that single big fuel tank seems unlikely, and all the topside ports raise questions about framing. Power is a single 6-71 with an auxiliary 2-71 turning the main shaft via a big belt.

Geerd Hendal 69' section

Geerd Hendal 69' deck plans

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