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Flying the Friendly Seas

Cosmic Muffin at a Glance

By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — September 2004

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Length overall: 56'0"
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 14'0"
Engines: 2/50-hp Yamaha four-stroke outboards
Fuel capacity: 20 gal.
Top speed: 13 knots
Accommodations: one stateroom, located all the way aft
Notable interior features: full-standing shower, 30'x11'6" saloon featuring the 307’s original seats and bar, working galley, and computer station
Performance: maneuverability difficult, especially in tight areas. Since the helm station is where the original cockpit was, going in reverse is a challenge. To ease docking and close-quarter maneuvering, Drimmer has installed side-view mirrors.
What’s up with her name? Singer/songwriter/seaplane pilot Jimmy Buffett wrote the plane-boat into his first novel Where is Joe Merchant?, as the Cosmic Muffin, Desdemona’s rocketship to the stars. Buffett later wrote a song entitled “Desdemona’s Building a Rocketship,” in which he also references Cosmic Muffin. —EGB

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This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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