s/y Lady Diane is heavily built with large aft Cockpit. Her solid laminated hull is reinforced by longitudinal stringers & transverse bulkheads. The cutaway underbody below, known as the “Brewer bite”, has reduced wetted surface with it’s cutaway forefoot. The rudder is skeg mounted & the propeller shaft can be removed without taking away the rudder. The higher freeboard makes this a “dry” boat & it’s a very rare occasion to see any green water on deck. The canoe stern design not only provides great safety in a following sea, but also prevents “hull slap” at the stern when at anchor or at the dock.
Wide fiberglass decks allow easy movement from bow to stern. Forward, welded stainless steel bowsprit with teak grating platform carries 2 anchors ahead of the windlass. There are mast pulpits for safety & high bulwarks for a boat of this size, all giving a feeling of security on deck.
There are 4 deck prisms forward adding light below & 4 stainless steel dorade vents provide ventilation inside. There are 6 overhead opening Bowmar deck hatches & 11 large opening bronze ports, which give great ventilation, as well as a lot of light below. Main sail cover is the in-place zip up type & includes lazy jacks.
Wind generators are mounted on large diameter aluminum tubes at the stern which is part of a large frame built over the Cockpit which supports a bimini cover. On the same frame there are also solar panels mounted. With both of these systems operating, the vessel is self-sufficient in most circumstances to charge the batteries without having to run the main engine.