Walkabout 39, a boat designed for the ocean


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Side-Yellow-980x735David Reard is the designer of the new Walkabout, which follows in the footsteps of its older brother of 43. The project, wanted once again by Lorenzo Leonello and Annalisa De Cesare, currently has two specimens under construction, the first in the pipeline the other in self-construction.

A boat designed for the ocean: the hull and deck are made of epoxy resin while the sandwich is PVC (the edge obtained from the sandwich is 35 mm thick and provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation). The bulkheads at the extreme stern and bow are watertight to prevent sinking in case of severe collisions. The laminations are all with vacuum epoxy resin on female mold. Taking a look at the hull lines, which are triangular in plan, there is a definite slant for load-bearing gaits. The keel is a steel fin with a torpedo-shaped bulb made of lead.

The interior layout, designed by Tommaso Lanini, includes three double cabins, two aft and one forward. In square find space to the left for the kitchen and C-shaped sofa around the dining table; to starboard the bathroom, chart table to other seating.


Length ft 11.99 m
Hull length 11.60 m
Length at the water line 11.50 m
Maximum beam 4.20 m
Draft 2.15 m
Keel weight 2,000 kg
Displacement 4,700 kg
Upwind sail sup. 79 sqm
Water tanks 400 l
Diesel fuel tank 350 l
Yanmar 30 hp engine



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