Baltimore II" (replica of an early 19th century Baltimore
Constitution ("Old Ironsides"):
(replica of a 17th century pinnaceship, sail-training and
ship for Delaware):
Wind" (a brigantine, for use as a combination sail-training,
and time-share vessel):
above Drawings by Iver Franzen, Copyrighted by ICF and TCG.
(replica of a late 18th century American schooner, a private,
liveaboard vessel, 74 LOD):
cutter-rigged offshore-capable sailing yacht. Hull #1 built and
2004 at Covey Island Boatworks, Nova Scotia.
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of a few
of my other Projects:
recent stability tests and submissions to the USCG MSC: 70'
research vessel, 65' tri-hull pontoon vessel, 44' VA state
research vessel; 70' passenger vessel; 140' sailing passenger
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
- Author - Paper for
the Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, "A Refinement of the
Used to Determine the Balance of a Sailing Vessel ...," 2013.
Selected by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine
(SNAME) as a "Significant Paper," and published in the 2013
- 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
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
Traditional Sailing Ships."
- IBEX Seminar Presentation: "Stability Standards," an overview
comparison of 46CFR, ISO 12217, RINS, MCS, and SOLAS, 2002.
- 105' wood
built 1955 - Major rehabilitation. Design of unique hull
consultation/oversight. Article about this project written
published in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine, Feb/March 2000,
Presentation about this project to the regional Society of Naval
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
vessel - Incline/Stability package for Certification, major design
for upgrade of Certificate.
- Hans Christian
48T - Accommodations
and Modifications design for handicapped owner, systems, and
oversight in Taiwan.
- "Galileo" -
125' LOD Brigantine
for sail-training and research. Preliminaries
in progress, on hold pending funding.
- 75' commercial
schooner, steel. Re-design entire sail plan, major hull
and below-deck layout modifications, stability calculations and
for USCG Certification. Construction oversight and
- Tayana Yachts -
Custom interior layouts and sail plans, sales support.
- 35' yawl -
modifications and consultation for round-the-world cruise.
- New models, 50' sloop, 61' & 81' sloop/ketch. For
design, construction supervision, sales support.
- Production line
- 65'-75' power yachts. Custom interior layouts.
- "Borga" - 75'
schooner. Major reconstruction & modifications.
- Research and
for several other T. C. Gillmer books: "Pride of
"A History of Working Watercraft."
- Numerous other
modification, stability, and consultation projects.
A few of my
as a licensed Master, and a few of my other positions:
schooner, 40 pax, East Coast, Great Lakes, Caribbean.
Mid-Atlantic relief capt., '15-present.
City" - 158' tops'l schooner,
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.
Navy research ship, minesweeper, systems & operations
for the Office of Naval Research, '03-'04.
Baltimore" - 136' m/v, 575 passengers, Chesapeake,
excursion, charter, captain,'95-'02.
- 140' m/v,
600 passengers, Chesapeake, excursion, charter, captain,'95-'02.
74' staysail schooner, 49 passengers, Chesapeake, excursion,
occassional relief to present.
75' research vessel, commercial shipping services, support
with U.S. Navy research facility, '90.
- "Lammer Law"
- 96' trimaran schooner, 18 overnight
passengers, USVI, BVI, dive charter,
(chief mate, relief captain) '85.
12 overnight passengers, USVI, BVI, St. Martin, St. Barts,
charter, sail-training, '82-'83.
- 125' topsail schooner, 12 overnight passengers, New England,
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.
P.O. Box 4044
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