Waller TS 5.4 by Mike Waller Yacht Design

17 ft fast trailer yacht in moulded timber or strip plank WRC


Length overall17' 7"5.36 m
Waterline length17'5.2 m
Beam7' 7"2.3 m
Draft3' 9"1.15 m
Draft (cb up)10"0.26 m
Berths2
Weight904 lbs410 kg
Ballast weight265 lbs120 kg
Displacement1235 lbs560 kg
Sail area197 sq. ft.18.28 m2
Hull construction Cold moulded, Strip planking
Gallery 14 photos and 1 video
See also Waller TS 540Waller TS 7.0
compare

URL: http://wallerdesign.com.au/ts5_4.html

Description:

Our most popular sailing monohull design, the WALLER TS 5.4 is designed for 2 people and is ideal for a couple, or a parent and child. (Of course, more can be carried for day saiing.) The small cabin contains overnight accomodation with 2 berths in the midsection of the hull. There is even room for a small chemical toilet if desired. Construction in timber / epoxy, in either strip plank Western Red Cedar and glass, or moulded ply or timber veneer, and construction has been kept as simple as possible.

Plans include details for either method of construction, as well as full specifications and building guide. The boat is easily constructed and can be entirely home built with the exception of fittings and sails. Mast and boom can be home built from raw sections using stock marine fittings.

In it's designed environment of sheltered and semi - sheltered water it is an ideal step up for dingy sailors, and most suitable for older couples looking for something a little smaller. For those who like a brisk sail the performance is exceptional. Although designed as an inexpensive family fun boat this design has proved a most capable performer, winning and placing in several of Australia's premier trailer yacht events, as well as several state trailer yacht championships. It performs well against yachts both much larger and more expensive.

Waller TS 5.4

Deck and interior layout
Deck and interior layout

Photo gallery

Waller TS 5.4 sailing
Waller TS 5.4 sailing

Sailing
Sailing

Reaching
Reaching

Spinnaker up
Spinnaker up

Spinnaker in light wind
Spinnaker in light wind

On the trailer
On the trailer

On the trailer
On the trailer

Waller TS 5.4 motoring
Waller TS 5.4 motoring

Launch
Launch

Waller TS 5.4 at the dock
Waller TS 5.4 at the dock

Quater berth
Quater berth

Bow storage
Bow storage

Waller TS 5.4 Interior
Waller TS 5.4 Interior

Sitting room
Sitting room



Video gallery

Scotty's Waller 5.4 first sail
Scotty's Waller 5.4 first sail
After 6 years or building it finally gets on the water! 5.4 knots to windward in 12 knots of breeze. Not bad for a 5.4 yacht!



See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Waller TS 540 Waller TS 540 by Mike Waller Yacht Design
17 ft multichine plywood version of the TS 5.4 trailer yacht
17' 7"
5.36 m
7' 7"
2.3 m
197 sq. ft.
18.28 m2
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Waller TS 7.0 Waller TS 7.0 by Mike Waller Yacht Design
23 ft fast trailer yacht in WRC strip plank and plywood
22' 10"
6.96 m
7' 10"
2.39 m
276 sq. ft.
25.65 m2
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