Loa /Lwl 7.50/7.75 m *
Beam 4.50 m
Draft (ex. Rudder) 0.30 m
Draft dagger board down 1.30 m
Weight empty approximate 750.00 kg
Weight max. CWL 1384 kg
Sail area sloop rig 28.60 m2
Sail area Wishbone gaff rig 27.60 m2
L : B ratio hulls 1: 9
B ratio hulls 46,66% effective
Outboard engine about 2 x 5 Hp
Electric drive 2 x 1.5 kW
* incl. rudder
Static righting moment 2.200 kgm
Plans US $ 280,-
Study plans US $ 15,-
After many requests for a bigger ECOnomy cruiser here she is.
For dimensions see the specifications. The lay out speaks for it self. This boat is a perfect boat for the whole family. The boat is designed for extended coastal cruising.
Construction and design. The ECO 7.5 is a multi chine design. Like all our designs the boat is a (ply-)wood/glass /Epoxy construction.
The headroom in the hulls is 1.92 till 1.82m where it counts. The seat height around the table is at least 98 cm.
Big storage areas (inside and outside) makes the boat a perfect boat for extended vacations.
The plans show two sail plans. The first a conventional fractional rig. The wishbone gaff rig has a roller reefing jack stay for fast main sail operation (see next page). Engine choices, two outboard engines , each with about 5 HP or a single center mounted outboards.