Nancy’s China is probably the most popular design in the Devlin Catalog. The name is a tongue-in-cheek observation that the finished boat should cost about as much as one new place setting of the then-new White House China. Bear in mind this design dates back to 1980.
The original design had a stayless spirit sail sloop sail plan and a dagger board type hull. The result was easy to handle, easy to set up from trailer, and an enjoyable boat that was an instant success for Devlin Designing Boatbuilders. Recently, Sam dusted off the old drawings and reviewed the design to add a couple of different sailing rigs for her.
The idea here is an economical day sailor with enough cabin to provide some shelter if the weather turns. It’s small enough to store in the garage, light enough to tow with almost any vehicle, and easy enough for anyone to sail.
Nancy’s China is a true classic in the Devlin catalog. Read his design notes from the early days to learn the details.
Nancy’s China Specifications
|Length||15 ft. – 3 in.|
|Beam||6 ft. – 2 in.|
|Draft Up/Down||16.75 in. / 34.5 in.|
|Dry Weight||850 lbs.|
|Sail Area||Varies by rig|