Elizabethan 23

The smallest Elizabethan, she was designed by Webster and David Thomas in

1969. She is a particularly pretty yacht, looking like a scaled-down offshore

cruiser-racer of her day, with long overhangs but a lifting keel. She is very

stable but can also be quite quick in a decent breeze. A MklI came out in the

mid-1970s, with headroom raised by 150mm (6in) to 1.5m (5ft) and various

other improvements to the four-berth interior. Inboard diesel and petrol

outboard-powered models were built and some were home-completed.

LOA 7m (23ft) LWL 6.6m (18ft 6in) Beam 2.2m (7ft 1 in) Draught 0.8m to 1.5m (2ft 6in

to 4ft 11in) Displacement 1,727kg (3,808lb) YM test report May 1969