Debutante 21

1959
Designer
Robert Tucker
Builder
Blanks Boatyard (UK)
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
Plywood

Dimensions

Length Overall
20 11 / 6.4 m
Waterline Length
16 0 / 4.9 m
Beam
6 11 / 2.1 m
Draft
2 3 / 0.7 m
Displacement
2,000 lb / 907 kg
Ballast
? (Iron)
  • 1 / 2
  • 2 / 2

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
155′² / 14.4 m²
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
?
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
?
J
?
Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.36 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.62
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
217.98
moderate
Comfort Ratio
13.14
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.22
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Dimensions are approximate since there are a number of different versions of this, one of Tuckers best known designs.
The first (Mark I) Debutantes were built by Blanks Boatyard in Stanstead Abbots. This was followed by the more popular Mark II in 1961, which had a self-draining cockpit, more ballast, and altered steering gear. At least 300 were built when the Mark III was introduced, also called the GALLANT.
The late Tristan Jones sailed a DUBUTANTE on many of the voyages that he wrote and lectured about so eloquently.

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