Past & Present
of Baltimore II" (replica of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper):
Constitution ("Old Ironsides"):
Nyckel" (replica of a 17th century pinnaceship, sail-training and ambassadorial
ship for Delaware):
Wind" (a brigantine, for use as a combination sail-training, educational,
and time-share vessel):
The above Drawings by Iver Franzen, Copyrighted by ICF and TCG.
(replica of a late 18th century American schooner, a private, long-range,
liveaboard vessel, 74 LOD):
Moontm - 27'
cutter-rigged offshore-capable sailing yacht. Hull #1 built and launched
2004 at Covey Island Boatworks, Nova Scotia.
56, 49, & 42:
Below is our new family
of long-range, high-speed cruising pilotyachts®.
These 20-28kt semi-custom workhorses will get you there smoothly and expeditiously
with strong, lightweight epoxy composite construction, and with systems
and layouts sensible and commodious enough to assure long-term comfort
both at the dock and on the hook.
Construction of this boat has been completed at Constellation Yachts,
Key West, Florida. Launching of hull #1 was in October of 2006,
and she made her public debut at the 2007 Miami Boat Show.
are under way to present this boat in upcoming boat shows.
PatrolCruiser® 56: A variation on the PilotCruiser 56, the PatrolCruiser enlarges the deckhouse and incorporates a
flybridge and seating for outside dining.
Copyright 2001-20011, ICF, NA
Summary List of a few
of my other Projects:
recent stability tests and submissions to the USCG MSC: 70' university
research vessel, 65' tri-hull pontoon vessel, 44' VA state fisheries
research vessel; 70' passenger vessel; 140' sailing passenger vessel;
fleet of 6 vessels (2 power, 4 sail, including USS Constellation) for Living Classrooms Foundation;
assist with USCG Eagle; 40' industrial inflatables; 110' replica
Schooner America . . . among many others.
- Author - Paper for
the Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, "A Refinement of the Methods
Used to Determine the Balance of a Sailing Vessel ...," 2013.
Selected by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
(SNAME) as a "Significant Paper," and published in the 2013 Edition of
- Assist USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) in revamping the calculations and structure of the Simplified Stability Test.
Paper for the Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, "SNAME'S
Stability Letter Improvement Project for Traditional SailingPassenger
Vessels," 2007, B. Johnson, J. Womack, J. Miles, I. Franzen.
Winner, the Captain Richards T. Miller Prize.
Author - Article for the 2005 edition
of the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, titled "Modern
Traditional Sailing Ships."
- IBEX Seminar Presentation: "Stability Standards," an overview and
comparison of 46CFR, ISO 12217, RINS, MCS, and SOLAS, 2002.
- 105' wood Feadship m/y,
built 1955 - Major rehabilitation. Design of unique hull repair technique,
consultation/oversight. Article about this project written by Franzen,
published in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine, Feb/March 2000, #63.
Presentation about this project to the regional Society of Naval Architects
and Marine Engineers 2000 fall meeting.
Various new designs: 50' liveaboard riverboat; 43' schooner, private
yacht; 42' sloop, private yacht; 62' performance motorsailor; 45' schooner, private yacht.
77' commercial passenger
vessel - Incline/Stability package for Certification, major design modifications
for upgrade of Certificate.
Hans Christian 48T - Accommodations
and Modifications design for handicapped owner, systems, and construction
oversight in Taiwan.
"Galileo" - 125' LOD Brigantine
for sail-training and research. Preliminaries complete, Design
in progress, on hold pending funding.
75' commercial (passenger)
schooner, steel. Re-design entire sail plan, major hull modifications
and below-deck layout modifications, stability calculations and liaison
for USCG Certification. Construction oversight and consultation
Tayana Yachts - Five models/sizes.
Custom interior layouts and sail plans, sales support.
35' yawl - Major design
modifications and consultation for round-the-world cruise.
Major Production Builder
- New models, 50' sloop, 61' & 81' sloop/ketch. For production,
design, construction supervision, sales support.
Production line of four
Major Production Builder
- 65'-75' power yachts. Custom interior layouts.
"Borga" - 75' LOD topsail
schooner. Major reconstruction & modifications. Design,
Research and Drawings
for several other T. C. Gillmer books: "Pride of Baltimore",
"A History of Working Watercraft."
Numerous other design/redesign,
modification, stability, and consultation projects.
A few of my commands
as a licensed Master, and a few of my other positions:
- 122' tops'l
schooner, 40 pax, East Coast, Great Lakes, Caribbean.
Mid-Atlantic relief capt., '15-present.
City" - 158' tops'l schooner, 150
pax, East Coast, excursion, charter, sail-training,
relief capt., '95-'03, Port Capt., '04-'05.
- 160' 3-masted
staysail schooner, 40 overnight pax, New England,
Chesapeake, Caribbean, relief capt., '05-'07.
US Navy research ship, minesweeper, systems & operations testing
for the Office of Naval Research, '03-'04.
"Lady Baltimore" - 136' m/v, 575 passengers, Chesapeake, excursion, charter, captain,'95-'02.
Lady" - 140' m/v,
600 passengers, Chesapeake, excursion, charter, captain,'95-'02.
74' staysail schooner, 49 passengers, Chesapeake, excursion, charter, '93-'94,
occassional relief to present.
75' research vessel, commercial shipping services, support services contract
with U.S. Navy research facility, '90.
"Lammer Law" - 96' trimaran schooner, 18 overnight passengers, USVI, BVI, dive charter,
(chief mate, relief captain) '85.
schooner, 12 overnight passengers, USVI, BVI, St. Martin, St. Barts,
charter, sail-training, '82-'83.
"Alexandria" (ex "Lindø")
- 125' topsail schooner, 12 overnight passengers, New England, Chesapeake,
sail training, '83-'84.
- Cruising & Seamanship Seminar Instructor, North U, 2003 - present.
- Senior Captain with SeaTow, fast response boats for commercial assist towing and pilot and crew transfer, 2010 - present.
- Ski Patrol Hill Chief & Coordinator of Grooming Operations, Killington Ski Area, Killington, VT, '75-'80.
Capt. Iver C. Franzen, NA
P.O. Box 4044
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