Built for ocean passages and equipped for a complete learning experience that is both safe and fun
Voyageur was designed by Ted Brewer. It was originally designed as an aft cockpit world cruiser constructed of steel. Altered to have a center cockpit a couple of years later, but maintained its same hull shape. However, we were looking for an aluminum boat. We built a scale model of the boat using preliminary drawings of the original design. Deciding that this was the boat for us, we commissioned Ted to reconfigure the design to be of aluminum, while maintaining the same hull shape.
Design by: Ted Brewer
Length OA 45'
Length at WL 38'
Displacement 36,000 lbs
Ballast 15,000 lbs
Sail Area (100% fore triangle) 1,153 s.f.
Sail Area/Displacement 16.9
Mainsail (full battens/3 reefs) 534 sf
Genoa (roller furling) 145% 901 sf
Yankee/Jib 600 sf
Staysail 258 sf
Storm Staysail 105 sf
Cruising Asymmetric Chute 1600 sf
Engine (Volvo Turbo Diesel) 75 hp
Fuel 200 gal
About Voyageur 10.10
Voyageur 10.10 is a custom designed sailboat for long range live aboard cruising. Originally designed to be constructed of steel, its scantlings were changed for an all-aluminum construction. This change reduced its displacement by a few thousand pounds while increasing its ballast. This makes Voyageur 10.10 , a lighter yet stiffer boat. The steel sister ship has just completed a circumnavigation, with the boat performing to expectations.
The design utilizes Ted Brewer’s well established radius bilge hull form combined with a moderate fin keel and skeg hung rudder for reduced wetted area and assure good directional stability.
The propeller is protected from driftwood and pot warps by a small skeg and guard. Its enclosed shaft further eliminates the danger of lifting the boat with slings.
The cutter rig spreads generous sail, making the vessel a fine all around performer with particularly good light-air ghosting. The tall mast is strongly supported with double spreaders, two lower shrouds and twin backstays. In heavy air the runners can be set up to tension the forestay and reduce mast panting.
A hard dodger to protects the centre cockpit in inclement weather. Aft panels can be installed to provide an enclosed watch station for worse conditions.
The centre cockpit arrangement provides for two separate cabins, well spaced for privacy. It is tastefully outfitted with solid cherry furniture inlaid with white maple. A pleasant interior of honey-colored naugahyde settees and berths assures beauty and serviceability. A spacious corian and cherry galley has a 3 burner propane stove and a large refrigeration/freezer unit. Coupled with a generous under floor pantry, this galley lends itself to convenient meal preparation and worry-free provision stowage for extended voyages .
Voyageur 10.10 is well suited as a teaching/adventure sailing boat. Features like a large forward cabin with bunk beds, a seat, cabinets and a large hanging locker provide comfortable accommodation. Additional passengers, utilize the starboard side settee which adapts to create 2 bunk beds with privacy curtains. The lockers behind and under are solely for these guests’ personal gear. With the starboard side settee converted to bunks, the large saloon table with L-shaped seat remains adequate for the entire crew. Crewmembers share the forward head. The Owner’s aft cabin has a double bunk and its own head.
Voyageur has a roomy nav/office area for working with students, a workbench for completing repairs, sewing or special expedition projects, a wet locker at the base of the companionway stairs and a large wash basin for laundry in the forward head. The engine, auxiliary machinery and batteries are housed in their own compartment complete with standing headroom, simplifying maintenance and ensuring reliability.
Seven large fixed windows brighten Voyageur’s cabin. Ventilated by four opening hatches, eight operable portlights, eight large cowel vents , Voyageur 10.10 truly is a bright, comfortable, and airy boat!
NOTE: At the end of 2019 we have sailed her 70,000 miles and she has performed perfect in all conditions, from dead calm to 50 knot winds and 25 foot seas in the north Atlantic. We would not change any part of her design!!