Y’all know that I am a huge fan of IOR boats from back in the day. Having sailed a bunch of them then (Freefall, Farr 37 and Farr 40, Reliance NM 41, Flamboyant, Peterson 41, Travieso, NM 44, Legend, Peterson One Ton, Starship, NM 68, etc. I loved the era.
So when we get to see some of the more extreme IOR designs, which none of the above boats were, we like to show ’em. Our friend Jonas Palm has a treasure trove of these boats over at IOR Landfills? and this Stephen Jones huge – 34′ – half-tonner is one of the more tortured designs around! – ed.