The Topknot 32 was designed for a customer from the New England area that wanted a comfortable boat for day trips around his home in Connecticut. Not a bad way to go in today’s hectic world, spending a quiet afternoon poking into coves and simply enjoying the company of good friends with proper refreshments in a good looking “modern idic” boat. These boat types are called “Picnic Boats” and the name fits the intended use very well. The Topknot is our first attempt at the type.
Take a look at the very large cockpit (necessary to handle all of those friends) and the daybed aft for lounging on when at anchor. The cabin has a galley capable of preparing the meal that will be enjoyed and with the settee area forward, the whole group can lounge below on days of inclement weather. Head is clear up in the bow of the boat affording the maximum amount of privacy when the boat is underway.
The helm and co-helm areas are huge, comfortable seats for the skipper and mate with all other passengers either safely in the cockpit or forward in the fo’c’sle. At a pause in the day’s explorations, the anchor can be set in some quiet cove, lunch brought out and the entire crew can move about either sunning on the daybed or sitting in the shade in the covered cockpit.
Power on the Topknot is a diesel sterndrive of 250 HP giving a cruising speed of 18 knots burning just under 4 gallons of fuel per hour and a top speed of 24 knots when you need to get home in a hurry. We will be doing several lengths of these vessels with the first being 32′ and the second in the series being 36′ long.
The Topknot is available in study and construction plans.
Topknot 10 Meter Specifications
|Length on Deck||33 ft. – 4 in.|
|Beam||10 ft. – 8 in.|
|Power||Inboard diesel/stern drive|