The NARAI design is a direct descendant of the 40ft RONGO on which James made his pioneering voyage across the North Atlantic in 1959.
NARAIs have been rigged as junks, Polynesian sprits, Bermudan ketch, Bermudan cutter or gaff schooners - powered by deck mounted diesels or outboard engines, the NARAIs attract the pioneering type. Now also available with the Wharram Wingsail rig (extra package).
The Mk I is the basic design. The Mk II has an extended centre cabin, giving more accommodation space. Drawings for both included.
|Length Overall:||40'||12.19 m|
|Beam overall:||18' 6"||5.64 m|
|Waterline length:||32'||9.75 m|
|Draft:||2' 3"||0.69 m|
|Loading capacity:||3 tons|
|Sail area:||600 sqft||55.8 sqm|
|Building Time Estimate:||2000 - 2500 hours|