The Cygnus 20 is a Canadian trailerable sailboat that was designed by George Hinterhoeller and first built in 1963.[1][2][3]

Cygnus 20 FK
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Cygnus 20 FK
Development
DesignerGeorge Hinterhoeller
LocationCanada
Year1963
Builder(s)Hinterhoeller Yachts
Skene Boats
RoleDay sailer
NameCygnus 20 FK
Boat
Displacement950 lb (431 kg)
Draft2.75 ft (0.84 m)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA20.00 ft (6.10 m)
LWL17.50 ft (5.33 m)
Beam7.00 ft (2.13 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typecentreboard
Ballast140 lb (64 kg) cast iron
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height18.75 ft (5.72 m)
J foretriangle base6.33 ft (1.93 m)
P mainsail luff23.00 ft (7.01 m)
E mainsail foot10.33 ft (3.15 m)
Sails
SailplanFractional rigged sloop
Mainsail area118.80 sq ft (11.037 m2)
Jib/genoa area59.34 sq ft (5.513 m2)
Total sail area178.14 sq ft (16.550 m2)

ProductionEdit

The design was initially built in 1963 by Hinterhoeller Yachts in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and also by Clarkecraft of St Catharines, Ontario. When Hinterhoeller Yachts was absorbed into C&C Yachts in 1969, the Cygnus 20 tooling was sold to Skene Boats of Gloucester, Ontario. Skene Boats went out of business in 1992 and the design went out of production.[1][3][4][5][6][7]

The centreboard boat was originally sold under the name HR 20, but after a class association was formed in 1965-66 the design was renamed the Cygnus 20. It was produced in both centreboard and fixed keel versions from 1965.[1][3][8][9]

DesignEdit

The Cygnus 20 is a recreational centreboard boat, or optionally a keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with teak wooden trim above decks and mahogany below decks. It has a fractional sloop rig with aluminum spars, a spooned raked stem, a vertical transom, a transom-hung wooden rudder controlled by a tiller and a centreboard or fixed fin keel. It has a fibreglass buoyancy tank. Normally an open boat, it can be fitted with a detachable cuddy cabin top and was advertised as being able to accommodate four people for overnight sleeping. For stowage it has an aft lazarette.[1][3][5][6]

The boat is normally fitted with a small 3.5 to 6 hp (3 to 4 kW) outboard motor for docking and manoeuvring.[1][3][5]

VariantsEdit

Cygnus 20
This centreboard-equipped model displaces 600 lb (272 kg). The boat has a draft of 2.67 ft (0.81 m) with the steel centreboard extended and 8 in (20 cm) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[1][3][8]
Cygnus 20 FK
This fixed-keel model displaces 950 lb (431 kg) and carries 140 lb (64 kg) of cast iron ballast. The boat has a draft of 2.75 ft (0.84 m) with the standard keel fitted.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Cygnus 20 sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "George Hinterhoeller". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "Cygnus 20". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Hinterhoeller Yachts Ltd". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Clarkecraft. "The Cygnus 20 Daysailer Camper". pbase.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b Clarkecraft. "The Incomparable Cyngus 20 by Clarkecraft". pbase.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  7. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Skene Boats Ltd. 1968 - 1992". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  8. ^ a b McArthur, Bruce (2020). "HR 20 (Cygnus) sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  9. ^ a b McArthur, Bruce (2020). "Cygnus 20 FK sailboat". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.

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