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James Wharram Designs Amatasi Launched

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The team of James Wharram and Hanneke Boon launched their latest child, Amatasi, on Oct. 12, 2011. The award winning design, a 27’ double canoe is intended to be a practical and sustainable coastal fishing boat. As a proa designer, I certainly appreciate the elegance of the fine canoe sterns on this design, though I do find it somewhat ironic that it embraces the quarter rudder for steering, a design that harkens back to Viking long ships and even before. Modern proas sometimes use quarter rudders out of necessity because the bows and sterns must be identical. Many a time have I wished for a stern that remained a stern, so that a proper rudder could be hung.

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Posted: 12/Nov/2011 | 0 Comments