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Hi Bruce ... Thought you would enjoy seeing this incredible picture of Ciganka as we were sailing into Little Harbour, Bahamas cut from the ocean the morning of March 1st.  A friend of ours, Captain Bruce on s/v Beacon 1, was sailing out of the cut making his away to the island of Eleuthra with his crew.  Someone on board took this picture with his Samsung phone and did not alter it at all.  How stunning!  Enjoy Linda & Thomas Ciganka  SEE all about this Trader 65 that has been chartering for over 20 years TRADER 65 Cargo Ketch boat plans To contact Ciganka for charters go to: www.SailingAdventures.org

TRADER 65 The first of this versatile design was prepared for Thomas and Linda Owens of North Carolina. Tom and Linda had been active in the charter business for many years and had very specific requirements when it came to their next boat. There are now over 20 of this design being built throughout the world so many other have agreed that this is a fine design for those who plan to earn their living while enjoying the cruising lifestyle. The Radius Chine Hull has beautiful lines and will please anyone who builds this design.  are between 6 and 10 sheets of drawings in the typical study plan package.

 

NEW! TRADER 765 - CUTTING FILES & PLANS for Steel or Aluminum.

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COMPLETED HULL OF TRADER 765. Compare the size of the hull to the two workers near the door !

Trader 765 - LOA 75'-0" / 22.86m - LWL 65'-6" / 19.81 m - BEAM 19'-6" / 5.94 m - DRAFT 8'-0" / 2.44 m
Cargo & Family versions shown - CUSTOM layouts available - EMAIL BRUCE for details
MORE INFORMATION ON ALL VERSIONS INCLUDED WITH STUDY PLAN PACKAGE.


SUPER STUDY BOAT PLANS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer within 12 hours of you placing your order. The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat.

Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material - STEEL, ALUMINUM as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the study plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT
 


STUDY PLANS TRADER 65 & TRADER 765

STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS

99.00 - us$128.00 - 115.00
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SPECIAL OFFER - ANY THREE STUDY PLANS  FOR
99.85
us$128.95  
114.95

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STEP BY STEP ASSEMBLY PHOTOS INCLUDED WITH ALL STUDY PLANS

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer within 12 hours of you placing your order. The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat..

Each plan contains all the construction drawings for ALUMINUM OR STEEL construction, plus bonus drawings covering electrical, plumbing and engineering, everything you need to build your boat.

Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment are all included plus all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT .. Only available at this price if you order off this page.


PLANS, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS - TRADER 65

995 - €1,115 - $1,275
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CUTTING FILES, PLANS & ENGINEERING DRAWINGS - TRADER 765  

1,795 - $2,295 - €2,025

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boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS AVAILABLE FOR RADIUS CHINE STEEL OR ALUMINUM. 

  TRADER 65 TRADER 65 TRADER 765 TRADER 765
L.O.A. 65'   0" 19.80 m 76'-5" 23.31 M
L.W.L. 58'  10' 17.90 m 65'-0" 19.81 M
BEAM 16'   7" 5.10 m 19'-6" 5.94 M
DRAFT 6'   0" 1.80 m Various Various
SAIL AREA 2,036 sq ft 204 sq m 2,800 SQ FT 260 SQ M

 

 

TRADER 65  - "CIGANKA"
AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER

Hey Bruce, It's Thomas Owens and Linda Maruna that worked with you on the design for the "Trader 65".  Remember us??

She sails like dream.  She is the fastest boat in the Abacos, Bahamas where we run our charter business.  She has hit 12 knots....sailing like a freight train!  She is stoutly rigged and heavily ballasted.

She lends herself so well as a live aboard in the charter business.  We have enough of our own space in the aft cabin and our own head and shower that we don't mind having a heavy charter schedule.  The galley is fantastic with plenty of space.  We even put in a 6 burner stainless steel restaurant stove and oven.

We LOVE the pilothouse!  We have 20 windows that go up and down so we can get the fresh breeze and it gives us a panoramic view.  We have a huge table that can seat 12 people.  This is really where we "live" ourselves.  We eat, read, do our computer work, and hang out all the time in the pilothouse.

Thomas did such a beautiful job on the whole project, doing it all by himself!  You wouldn't believe how smooth the hull came out and we have never put any filler on the hull.  The best compliment was when we were in a boat yard and we were down below.  We heard this light tapping on the hull.  We came up to see what it was.  Two guys looking across the boat yard had made a bet.  One said our hull was a fiberglass hull and the other said it was steel!  So they had to tap on it to see who won the bet.

We are extremely proud of our accomplishments with this project.  And are happy having our home and business aboard "Ciganka"!
Thought you would enjoy an update!

We are doing super and absolutely love our boat!  You can go to our website and see what we are up to and some pictures of the building process.  Thomas & Linda



Bruce,  We finally got your wonderful book.  It was on a bit of a journey in several different hands to get to us in the Bahamas.  When we finally thought we were going to get it, it came up lost from the bag of the person that brought it through the Marsh Harbour airport.  I kept calling the airport for days and someone finally found it in Customs! 
 
We think it is a beautiful book with a lot of great information.  We can only image how much work goes into putting all that information together.  We were thrilled with how the pictures of "Ciganka" looks.  All the best to you Bruce!  Thomas & Linda
 

Ciganka is safe and sound in the Abacos, Bahamas........May 6th

We sailed out of Luperon, Dominican Republic Saturday May 1st at 7:30 AM.  It was Thomas' birthday so he was happy to have Ciganka under full sail out in the ocean with steady 18-20 knots and gentle waves.  Ciganka was sailing along at 8-9 knots and all was good.  The whole trip was pleasant and "uneventful".  We had good wind until we were off the north end of Eleuthera.  So we cranked up the motor and motor-sailed the last 12 hours of our ocean journey.  We entered the Abacos at Little Harbour cut at 4:00 PM on Tuesday.  We then shut down the engine and had a wonderful sail heading north to Man-O-War Cay.  Up early Wednesday morning we raised full sail with a nice wind to sail us to Green Turtle Cay (about 25 miles) to clear Bahamas customs and immigration.  Clearing into the Bahamas went quick and easy so we had time to set sail and make it back to Man-O-War Cay for the evening.  In total we sailed about 700 miles in 4 days and only used 15 gallons of fuel.  We like that!!  Ciganka is such a great sailing ship and we are both very proud of how well she performs.
 
It is nice to be back in the Abacos.  We have 2 weeks before our charter season starts.  We were talking last night that we are looking forward to this season.  It going to be a fun run!
 
Hope all is good for you.  Please keep in touch and we will do the same.  Our Love,  Thomas & Linda Owens
TRADER 65

There are alternate sail boat plans available for this design.
You could also lay out the interior to suit you own needs. The Study plan package includes some construction sheets.

 

TRADER 65

The profile view shown here is here is the trader version; just one of many accommodation arrangements that you could choose to use in this boat.

TRADER 65

The plan view shown here is the trader version; just one of many accommodation arrangements that you could choose to use in this boat.

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Alternate keel for Trader 65 KIT version - ROBERTS SAFETY SKEG IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITH THIS DESIGN.

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