|Main||30.0sq m||323sq ft|
|Genoa||41.0sq m||441sq ft|
The Radford 11m is designed for long distance cruising. It has a hull shape aimed at good sailing performance with a long waterline and moderate beam. The displacement of 6.15T is higher than most production yachts of similar length but this is necessary to carry the weights associated with cruising.
On deck the R11m has a boarding platform aft. There is a large lazarette for storing the odds and ends plus giving good access to the steering quadrant. The fwd end of the lazarette is a watertight bulkhead. In line with the cruising roll of the yacht the cockpit shown is of moderate size and volume. The dodger - which is a combination fixed and soft top - gives weather protection to the cockpit while the sliding hatch overhangs the companionway doors to give added protection. Halyards and control lines can be lead aft to the cockpit or located at the mast. The house has numerous opening ports and hatches for ventilation. Forward is an anchor locker (incorporating a collision bulkhead) and an anchor winch.
The accommodation shows an uncluttered layout suitable for cruising. The 27 H.P. engine is located under the cockpit. To starboard is an aft cabin with a double berth and outboard lockers. The large, stand up chart table gives maximum volume for stowage. The galley to port has a large freezer/ice box, double sink and 2 burner stove with oven. The saloon has comfortable settees which can double as berths with lockers and shelves outboard. Integral water tanks are located under the settees. Forward of the saloon is the head and shower with more lockers to starboard. Further forward again is a double vee berth if required or more stowage space.
The R11m is suitable for cedar strip or FRP/foam sandwich construction. The yacht has a 1.6m shallow draft keel and a rudder and skeg. The rig is a double spreader sloop or cutter.
In conclusion the R11m is a live aboard cruising yacht with good sailing performance.