Metani

Metani evolved from the lines plan of John Alden’s Malabar X, but was given more freeboard and a greater sheer line to enhance her ocean sailing qualities. Built in Australia to Australian Marine Board Survey requirements by Gilcraft Boats in 1983, she was licensed to carry 40 persons in day charter for the America’s Cup in Perth in 1986-1987.

Metani was built of teak, mahogany, ironbark, red gum and New Zealand kauri.
LOA 62′
LOD 52.5′
LWL 42′
Beam 14′ 2″
Draft 9′ 3″
Planking: 1 1/2″ Kauri, copper riveted on 1 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (doubled) frames on 9 1/2″ centers
Deck beams: 3 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ on 18″ centers (12″ centers in way of masts)
Stringers: 2 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (doubled)
Knees: Australian red gum
Backbone/keel: Queensland ironbark
Deck: teak

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