Nautilus 11m Pilothouse Sloop

This blog was created by Art Epp (past partner in Niagara Nautic & Aztec Yachts, builders of the Nautilus yachts) to allow present and past owners of Nautilus 11m sailing sloops to share photos of their boats. If you are a present or past owner, or even know the whereabouts of a Nautilus 11m, please post the information via the comments or email photos to:

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Nautilus 11 meter -
Deck and interior designed by Henk Zwart .
Hull and rig designed by Henri Adriaanse.


AGAPE' - The First Nautilus 11m built. It was built for an owner inVictoria, British Columbia.


... the 3rd Nautilus 11m, built for an owner from Pennsylvania.

THIN AIR ... soft dinghy on davits with outboard motor on stern rail bracket

THIN AIR ... Dodger is mounted just aft of the mainsheet track. Teak non-skid plate on coaming.

THIN AIR ... removable companionway doors with screens. ... In this position, latched to the cockpit seats, removable drop-boards can be slid into companionway.

THIN AIR ... Westerbeke diesel engine under companionway step. The original Perkins had issues with the internal cooling system and this engine is a replacement.

THIN AIR ... Starboard side helm station. Chair and cat shown in lounging position. This cat travels with the boat.

THIN AIR ... Dinette Table drops down to make a large double for unexpected night guests. The air conditioner return air and main output duct can be seen under the foreward part fo the seat. A duct was also lead to the foreward cabin.

THIN AIR ... Galley to port side

Saturday, December 24, 2005


EROS ... This is the 3 rd Nautilus 11m built. ... Its first home port was Trois Riviere, Quebec. ... It is now owned by a couple from Detroit, Michigan & is shown here berthed in Wiarton, Ontario, in Sept. 2003.

EROS ... Sept.2003 at dock in Wiarton, Ontario

EROS ... Sept. 2003, at her berth in Wiarton, Ontario

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

L’CHAYIM - Ron & Mary Hatcher, St. Margaret’s Bay Sailing Club, Nova Scotia Canada

L'CHAYIM ... the 4th Nautilus 11m built, shown here at her mooring infront of the Hatcher's home in St. Margaret's Bay.

L'CHAYIM ... shown here rounding the St. George's Lighthouse, Halifax, Nova Scotia

L'CHAYIM ... Race Day in Halifax ... heading for the start line.

L'CHAYIM ... rounding the HB

Saturday, October 22, 2005


ROAMING MELODY ... This is the 5th and last Nautilus 11m built ... in 1990 ... after Henk Zwart's death.